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Lisa Murphy jewellery gang strike again

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Published 04/08/2011 | 13:28

The criminals also carried out a robbery at Lisa Murphy's home three months ago. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
The criminals also carried out a robbery at Lisa Murphy's home three months ago. Photo: Colin O'Riordan

The gang behind a raid on Lisa Murphy’s home – the partner of solicitor Gerald Kean – in May have struck again.

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The criminals, who carried out a robbery in Ms. Murphy’s Wicklow home three months ago, have attempted a second violent raid, this time in Dublin 6. Ms. Murphy shares the home with Mr. Kean.



The raiders broke into the Rathgar house last week and tied the occupants with cable ties, the Evening Herald reports.



On May 26 Ms. Murphy was threatened with a knife when four masked men broke into her Wicklow home.



That incident happened at Three Mile Water, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow shortly after 8pm.



One of the raiders was armed with the weapon and threatened Ms Murphy, who was alone in the house at the time.



They fled with a number of items of jewellery believed to be worth over €100,000.



Speaking on RTE radio on the following day Mr Kean said she suffered cuts and bruises in the terrifying attack.



He said four men jumped on her as she arrived home and threw her to the ground before tying her up.



He said that the raiders were in the house waiting for her and knew what they were looking for.



Mr. Kean was worried when he could not contact her and found her bound to a chair at 10pm when he arrived home.



“She was very, very distressed and I immediately called the guards and an ambulance. She is very upset,” he told Joe Duffy’s Liveline programme at the time.



Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean regularly appear in the social columns of newspapers and magazines.



Mr Kean (54) who runs a legal practice Kean and Co, has represented many high profile clients including Ronan Keating, George Michael and Johnny Cash.



He specialises in sports law and represents many Premiership players.



Ms Murphy, (38) runs her own beauty salon.

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