Tristan Sherry and Jason Hennessy snr died following a shooting in Blanchardstown

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On Christmas Eve, a shooting in a popular Dublin restaurant that resulted in the deaths of two men shocked the country. In a badly planned attack, Tristan Sherry entered the packed Browne’s Stakehouse on Blanchardstown’s main street and fired at a table where Jason Hennessy snr was sitting.

Both men where involved in criminality and were known to the Garda. Immediately after the shooting, Sherry was wrestled to the ground and fatally attacked; Hennessy died some days later in hospital. Sherry’s funeral took place on Tuesday in Finglas on Dublin’s northside, Hennessy’s is expected later in the week.

Irish Times crime and security editor Conor Lally explains why the funerals didn’t happen sooner, who are the key people involved in the shocking events of December 24th and explores the very real possibility – a certainty, he says – of more deaths in retaliation. Presented by Bernice Harrison. Produced by Suzanne Brennan.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast