Family of David Byrne pay tribute with balloons on seventh anniversary of death at Regency Hotel

Published date06 February 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Byrne's parents and siblings left floral tributes and blue balloons with his pictures on them at the scene of where he was gunned down while attending a boxing weigh-in event in February 2016. Blue balloons were also left by his grave at Mount Jerome cemetery in south Dublin

Byrne was blasted to death as he attended the Clash of the Clans boxing event alongside drugs cartel boss Daniel Kinahan at the Regency Hotel on February 5, 2016.

Each year since, his family has paid a visit to the hotel on February 5 to leave tributes in his honour. And yesterday was to be no exception as a series of floral tributes were hung up on railings outside the hotel.

One tribute from his parents, convicted fraudster James 'Jaws' Byrne and mum Sadie, described David, who was a leading figure in the Kinahan cartel, as "our beautiful blue-eyed son".

Both James and Sadie sat through almost 10 weeks of evidence at the Special Criminal Court recently, as Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch stood trial for their son's murder.

Hutch, 59, remains behind bars as he awaits the verdict of that trial, which is due to be delivered on April 17. Referencing that in their tribute to their son yesterday, Byrne's parents added: "Hopefully we will get justice for you in...

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