The Drogheda feud hits its ‘Regency Hotel’ point of no return
There are clear parallels with the Hutch-Kinahan, Crumlin-Drimnagh and Limerick feuds
The scene where 29-year-old Keith Branigan was shot dead in a caravan park in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire
Coming after 13 months of violence, the 29-year-old’s shooting was the first fatality in a drugs turf war that has turned personal. It also saw the gang that has been losing ground in the feud, and falling victim to most of the violence, striking back with the most serious attack to date.