Man arrested in connection with death of Kane McCormack

Young man was shot in killing believed linked to the Hutch-Kinahan feud

Kane McCormack was shot dead one year ago. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Kane McCormack was shot dead one year ago. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

 

A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the death last year of Kane McCormack.

The 24-year-old was shot dead and his body discovered on farmland in Co Meath in December 2017.

His death is believed to be linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud. McCormack’s father Noel Kirwan (62) was shot dead in Christmas week 2016.

The man was arrested on Monday morning during an operation in west Dublin. He is being held under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 in Ashbourne Garda station.

Mr McCormack, who lived in Clonee, told his partner last December he was going to meet somebody. When he did not return and nothing was heard from him, his partner contacted the Garda to report him missing.

Hours later his body was found on farm land by a woman walking at Walterstown near the Meath-Kildare border. He had been shot in the head.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact the incident room in Ashbourne Garda station on 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666111 or any Garda Station.