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INLA man survives assassination attempt

DOMINIC McGLINCHEY, who was at one stage Ireland's most notorious republican gunman, was in hospital under armed guard last night after an assassination attempt on Saturday night, writes David McKittrick.

McGlinchey, 38, a former chief of staff of the tiny but ferocious Irish National Liberation Army, was attacked by at least one gunman. He was shot in the head and both hands near the Co Louth border town of Dundalk. He was not badly injured and his condition was said to be stable. It is assumed his attackers were former associates from the INLA, an organisation whose history has been marked by recurring internal feuding.