GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the brutal murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods are watching Dublin Airport and Dublin Port amid fears the suspect may be planning to flee to the UK.
The suspect, who has not been named but who is a major figure in the ongoing feud between two criminal gangs in Drogheda, has been out on bail for some time pending trial for a crime unrelated to the murder of Keane.
Gardaí confirmed that the warrant for his arrest was issued following multiple breaches of strict bail conditions imposed by the High Court, but that he is also a main suspect in the teen's murder.
Bail breaches include failure to sign on at a Garda station on multiple occasions since December as well as suspicions that he had been staying at different addresses rather than his own.
The Irish Independent report that a special bulletin was sent to Gardaí warning that the criminal is "dangerous" and that Gardaí involved in the search should be armed.
The 24-year-old suspect is a leading figure on one side of the feud, and sources told the newspaper that he has been "driving a lot of hatred" in the gang war.
A second suspect in Keane's murder, a Dublin man in his 30's who was recently assaulted and mocked as part of the feud, was released from prison for a separate offence just weeks ago.