Two men – tear someone off a stripped in fake garda uniforms and armed with AK-47s – entered the lobby of the Regency Hostelry in the north Dublin suburb of Drumcondra.
One of the four gunmen in the six-man hit section targeted Byrne (34) and shot him in the legs.
As he lay injured on the lobby bottom close to the reception counter, his killer shot him in the head.
Details of Byrne’s barbarous murder emerged as his body was released to his loved ones last nightfall.
Byrne’s funeral will take place in Dublin’s south inner borough on Monday morning and gardai are going to put a major security operation in categorize for it.
The funeral Mass at St Francis Street Church will be followed by interment at Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harold’s Cross.
The obsequies of Eddie Hutch Snr (59) – the brother of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch and uncle of Gary Hutch – is also envisioned to take place next week. Eddie Hutch Snr was shot run-of-the-mill at his home in Poplar Row on Monday night.
It’s understood Eddie was murdered on the disposition of the Kinahan cartel in revenge for Friday’s murder of Byrne in the Regency.
Gardai now confidence in that at least two of the six-man death squad sent to the Regency Tourist house fled to the North immediately after the murder.
It is understood gardai are researching a report that two masked men were observed in a car driving erratically on the M1 motorway north of the Swords kiss goodbye at around 3pm, just minutes after the gruesome attack.
“They were line for line driving cars off the motorway, it was madness,” a source said aftermost night.
Two of the chief suspects for the hotel attack are very close associates of Gary Hutch, who was murdered in Marbella hold out September.
Another man said to be involved in the attack is linked to a criminal who was time st shot by gardai in an armed robbery.
Se rately, it has also emerged that superior gardai are planning to see if there is any way a truce could be brokered between the Kinahan cartel and associates of Gary Hutch.
Key to this see fit be the co-operation of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch. It is believed the notorious criminal appeared back in Ireland at the weekend following the deadly attack at the Regency Breakfast.
His whereabouts are not known and he is keeping an extremely low profile.
He is said to be shocked by the butchery of his older brother Eddie, who had no involvement in Friday’s attack and is considered to be a ” mpered target” for his killers.
It is understood that associates of Gary Hutch held a union in the Beaumont area of North Dublin yesterday.
The decision by gardai to request a truce between both sides comes two days after Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin prayed to the “mothers and grandmothers” within “the ranks” of both sides to help virtually peace and stop further bloodshed.
It is understood that members of the team involved in Monday night’s murder of taxi driver Eddie Hutch are also suspects for the rush dead of a young mother-of-two in Swords in Dublin nine years ago.
In a wrong that shocked the nation, Baiba Saulite (28) was gunned down in November 2006 as she smoked a cigarette at her in the vanguard door while her two young sons slept inside.
The two killers were secure confidantes of Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland, the Dublin crime boss who was himself rapidly dead a month later.
Hyland recruited the men to carry out the murder on behalf of Limerick skinhead John Dundon, from the McCarthy/Dundon gang, who is serving lifeblood for the murder of innocent rugby player Shane Geoghegan.
Gardai imagine the same ir were among the four-member hit team that killed Eddie Hutch.
A third probable is also a well-known killer who was hired by the Kinahan cartel for a number of gangland knock offs in Dublin.
He is believed to be the would-be assassin hired by the Kinahans who shot and gravely injured John Gilligan in a murder bid in February 2014.