Strabane ‘IRA Volunteer’ shot dead in Dublin pub

Garda forensics at The Sunset House bar in Dublin where a man has been shot dead in a gangland style murder that was immediately linked to a devastating underworld feud

Garda forensics at The Sunset House bar in Dublin where a man has been shot dead in a gangland style murder that was immediately linked to a devastating underworld feud

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A 35-year-old man shot dead in a pub in Dublin on Monday night has been named as Strabane republican Michael Barr.

Mr Barr was shot dead in the Sunset House in Summerhill.

According to Gardaí two men entered the public house shortly after 9.30pm, one of these men discharged a firearm, fatally injuring Mr Barr who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post on the Irish Republican and Proud Facebook profile described Mr Barr as an “IRA volunteer”.

“It has been confirmed that the 35-year-old man shot dead in the Sunset House bar in Dublin yesterday evening by cowardly criminals was IRA Volunteer Michael Barr, originally from the County Tyrone town of Strabane.

“Tragically taken from his family and young children, my thoughts are with them, his friends and comrades at this time,” it read.

A silver coloured Audi A6 car, partial registration 04C was later recovered on Walsh Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 and has been seized for technical examination. Prior to this car being recovered it is believed that three men left Walsh Road in the direction of Home Farm Road in another silver coloured saloon car.

A full investigation has commenced and an incident room has been established at Mountjoy Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.