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Garda crime scene tape at James Larkin House complex off North Strand, Dublin, following the shooting of Jason Molyneaux. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Garda crime scene tape at James Larkin House complex off North Strand, Dublin, following the shooting of Jason Molyneaux. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Late on Tuesday night a young man called James Molyneaux was murdered a couple of streets from where I grew up, in the ward that I represent for Dublin City Council.

The usual anonymous sources – in other words, the gardaí – told the media that the victim was a “senior associate” in something called “the Hutch cartel”, and that his murder was probably part of the ongoing feud with the Kinahan gang.

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