cork - Aidan O'Driscoll, the chief of staff of the Real IRA, was shot dead Wednesday night in Cork, Ireland. The 37-year-old O'Driscoll was ambushed and received three bullets in his body. He died a short time later in hospital from his injuries.
It was not the first time he was shot. Three years ago, he survived the attack. O'Driscoll had a bad reputation in some circles. His nickname was worded The Beast. He was convicted twice because of membership of a banned organization. The second time he was acquitted on appeal. The police assumes that the murder is the result of a gang war within the Irish Republican circles as Irish media report Thursday.
The Real Irish Republican Army is an armed unit that would dislodge the British Army in Northern Ireland and the field then to add to Ireland. The Real IRA split in 1998 from the Provisional IRA. The group probably has a few dozen members and committed several murders and bombings. The Real IRA rejects the violence of the IRA in the so-called Good Friday Agreement on 1998.