Tyrone CIRA member linked to Regency Hotel murder

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A dissident republican from Tyrone has been identified by gardai as one of six gunmen who carried out a shooting at a boxing match weigh-in at a Dublin hotel earlier this month.

According to the Irish edition of The Sunday Times, police have identified two of the six gunmen who shot David Byrne dead and wounded two other men after they were photographed by journalists while leaving the hotel.

The Sunday Times reports today that one of the men identified by gardai is a Continuity IRA member from County Tyrone. Last week, a statement to the BBC purporting to be from the Continuity IRA in Armagh claimed resposiblity for the attack, but a later statement, claiming to be from the Continuity IRA, contradicted that claim.

The second person photographed is thought to be a Dublin criminal. He was dressed as a woman., is thought to be a Dublin criminal.

David Byrne was shot dead and two others were wounded at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on Friday February 5th. On February 8th, the following Monday, Eddie Hutch Senior was shot dead at his North Strand home in what's believed to have been a reprisal for the Regency Hotel attack.