Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the deaths of three men in a car crash on the N7 on Wednesday evening, after they were named locally.
Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen a dark blue BMW 3 Series vehicle (06-D-47768) in the areas of Belgard, Citywest or the N7 between 11.15pm–12.00am to come forward.
The three victims, who were close friends, were named locally today.
They are Carl Freeman, 27, Dean Maguire, 29, and Graham Taylor, 31.
The crash occurred when a car travelling on the wrong side of the road collided with a truck at about 11:40pm.
As the car was travelling on the wrong side of the road, Gardaí decided to end their pursuit due to safety concerns.
All three men were all known to gardaí and had all served prison sentences.
Gardaí believe the three men were part of a burglary gang operating in the area.
As of the car involved in this collision had come to the attention of gardaí prior to the incident, An Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has been notified.