Incident Summary:

06/09/2011: On Thursday morning around 0400, in the Clondalkin area of Dublin, Republic of Ireland, unidentified militants entered the home of Continuity Irish Republican Army leader, Liam Kenny, and fired on and killed him. Kenny's wife and other individuals were also inside the home at the time of the attack, but managed to escape. Officials believe that Kenny may have been killed by Real Irish Republican Army militants due to a feud. Kenny was also believed to be a former member of the Republican Sinn Fein political group. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at a private home in the Clondalkin area of Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Continuity Irish Republican Army
Specific Description Kenny was a known member of the Continuity Irish Republican Army.
Nationality of Target Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Unidentified Militants Kill Former Sinn Fein Member in Irish Capital," Terrorism Watch Report, BBC Monitoring Europe, June 10, 2011.
Belfast Telegraph, "Dissident Feud Link to Murder Probed," LexisNexis Academic, Belfast Telegraph, June 10, 2011.
Cathal McMahon, "CIRA: We Will Avenge Liam's Death," LexisNexis Academic, Mirror, June 16, 2011.