Kinahans' Dublin stronghold now under CCTV surveillance
Published 27/02/2016 | 11:37
Security cameras have been installed all around the Kinahan cartel's Dublin stronghold - the Oliver Bond flats complex in the south inner city - by the council.
The Herald can reveal that the cameras were installed yesterday by the council in conjunction with gardai. It comes as tensions continue to escalate between the Kinahan cartel and the Hutch gang.
"This is being done in order to help monitor the feud, so it can be tracked who is coming and going - and, if there is any trouble, it can hopefully be captured on CCTV. All steps are being taken to try to reduce tensions," said a source.
Daniel Kinahan and his brother Chris Jnr grew up in the Oliver Bond flats, with their father, Christy 'The Dapper Don' Kinahan, and late mother Jean Boylan. Last year, Christy Snr passed on his criminal empire to Daniel.
The Kinahan family still have a "very strong association" with the area, and it is for this reason that the security cameras have been installed.
The Herald revealed earlier this week that Daniel and Chris Jnr flew to London in recent days after staying in Dublin following the murder of their friend and senior Kinahan lieutenant, David Byrne, at the Regency Hotel three weeks ago.
"They might not be physically in Dublin any more, but they can still have a lot of power and influence from overseas on what happens next - in terms of an escalation in the violence of this bitter feud," the source said.
One reason the Kinahan brothers - who live mainly in Spain - stayed so long in Dublin was in order to project a "show of strength" against the Hutch gang.
"They didn't need to stay so long after Byrne's funeral, but they were trying to make a point to the Hutch gang that Dublin is their town too, and they're not running scared," said a source.
"They also had associates to meet whose loyalty they needed to ensure was there in their ongoing battle against the Hutch gang. This is only the beginning."