Louise Mahoney, director of addiction treatment service the Red Door Project, called for more resources and long-term solutions. , In April 2019 Garda Commissioner Drew Harris announced that the Garda Emergency Response Unit was deployed to Drogheda as part of the plan to deal with the feuding gangs. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. He bound them all over to the peace for 12 months and ordered them to 'stay away from each other'. The gun has not yet been recovered by officers. He had been stripped, beaten, stabbed and left bleeding, but again, he survived. For more information on cookies please refer to our cookies policy. There’s definitely a pressure cooker situation. With no sign of the Drogheda feud ending, senior sources have revealed that more and more gangsters are being sucked into the vendetta, including a 27-year-old south inner city-based man who was arrested in August 2017 for a botched murder attempt on Hutch gang associate James 'Mago' Gately three months earlier. But when Gavin walked free, while the others were charged with possessions, he was accused of being a "rat" - and was stabbed to death outside a takeaway. A fourth accused Hugh 'Rudy' Nevin, 4 St Michael's Park, Mullingar, was not present in court. News images provided by Press Association and Photocall Ireland unless otherwise stated. Maguire is now in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire after being blasted a number of times. , Local councillor Kenneth Flood said “In July, after the shooting, gardáí openly said they didn’t have the resources to police the division.
let cookieValue = parts.join('='); Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. , On 4 May 2019 there was a protest by around 500 people in Drogheda against the feud. THREE members of the Travelling community were described as ' savages' by a judge, after they appeared in Drogheda District Court charged with criminal damage. Travellers are involved. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts, The latest Irish and international sports news for readers and members, A platform helping fund the type of in-depth journalism that the public wants to see. The42 | He told TheJournal.ie: “We know there were tensions on the ground. These included the first victim Zach Parker, a 23-year-old convicted drug dealer, shot dead outside his gym.. Sean Little, 22, was found shot dead off the M1 in Balbriggan, Dublin, at 11.20pm on May 21, beside a burning car. Also at 2am, gardaí were called to a car on fire in the Laurence’s Park area – this car has been taken for a technical examination. The chief suspect in the Little killing was Hamid Sanambar, a hitman for several gang bosses including Mr Flashy and a Coolock mobster known as Mr Big. , In November 2018 a man is found stripped, beaten and stabbed in a house in Moneymore estate. She cites the “amazing community spirit” and the “willingness” to change the town’s fortunes. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The ensuing Crumlin-Drimnagh feud left 16 dead, including Rattigan's 18-year-old brother Joseph, shot dead in the street near his home. West Street in Drogheda. Nothing but animals. The second killing claimed the life of Richard Carberry in November. , On 27 August 2019 Keith Brannigan was shot dead in Clogherhead while working on the decking of a mobile home. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. The gang boss left Ireland for Birmingham, where he lives sporadically, over the weekend.  The mayor said that the protest was against gang feuding and crime that had affected the town for the previous two years as well as asking those responsible for the death of Keane Mulready-Woods to reveal the location of where the rest of Keane Mulready-Woods remains were. Police estimate there are around 125 gangs operating in Ireland, ranging from multi-million pound organised crime cartels to low-level teenage thugs dealing drugs on the streets. A senior source explained: ‘The north Dublin criminal who killed young Keane is in a major row with [the gang boss]… The north Dublin criminal was planning to dump the boy’s head on [the gang boss’s] doorstep, to send him a message. He somehow survived being shot at least four times at close range with a handgun.  A rival gang had abducted him a short time before. Gary Hutch, a nephew of gang boss Gerry and close friend of Daniel Kinahan who was working for the Kinahan Organised Crime Gang (KOCG) in Spain, was suspected of informing police of the drug shipment. This property was previously targeted by gardai in a search operation on November 11 when they rescued the young man who was found abducted, stripped and stabbed in a bath at another house in the area.
All the windows of the house were put in after 12 men attacked the house with pick axe handles and iron bars in what has been described as an 'ongoing family feud'. 'Whatever intention the marauders had, they didn't get a chance to lay a finger on you.'.
, Since 2018 two criminal gangs in Drogheda have tried to control the illegal drug trade in the town. “Next thing, I walk around the corner and there were two lads kicking the f***ing s***e out of them,” said the man. Our exclusive photo shows members of the gardai's Armed Support Unit (ASU) raiding one of six properties in the town yesterday, which led to the arrests of four men. Shaun Whyte has been living in the town for eight years and says he lives “just around the corner” from the entrance to the Moneymore estate where the graffiti was daubed. The Explainer is a weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. The scene in Moneymore showed the urgency with which the six searches were carried out at locations around Drogheda by members of the ASU, the Emergency Response Unit, local garda and the Criminal Assets Bureau. At least 26 people have died in feuds between rival gangs in the last five years with hundreds injured and maimed. The man, who is part of the anti-Maguire faction, is a suspect for a spate of recent shootings in Ballymun. Miraculously, he survived but was left paralysed - and the shooting in Drogheda, Co.Louth, sparked a deadly feud that would leave many more dead or injured.  He spent a number of weeks in hospital recovering from the shooting. Gardai in unmarked cars could be seen patrolling the Moneymore estate during the day, and there was an air of tension around the area where garda searches had taken place. This is YOUR comments community. The Drogheda feud is a series of allegedly connected crimes in Drogheda, Ireland. , 300px wide As part of our latest revelations on the deadly feud which has so far claimed three lives, we also reveal how gardai foiled a planned hit in Drogheda … The entrance to Red Door's addiction service in Drogheda. The gang boss, a key ally to the Maguire faction in the bloody feud, left Ireland over the weekend, according to a senior security source.
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In a bizarre twist, the Herald can reveal that associates of the torture gang paid "big money" for a special "bullet-proof reinforced door" to be placed at the front of a house used by the mob. Posts: 1,379 Adverts | Friends. , Drogheda Mayor Paul Bell organised a rally for 25 January. More people are coming in looking for help and we’re supposed to do it with the same level of funding. Officers attended the scene, but nothing was found.