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Martin 'the Viper' Foley set to become a dad again at the age of 63

Published 20/07/2014 | 12:30

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Groom: Martin Foley has married his long-term partner Sonia Doyle in the Canary Islands
Groom: Martin Foley has married his long-term partner Sonia Doyle in the Canary Islands

Notorious mobster Martin 'the Viper' Foley is set to become a father again, at the age of 63.

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His 38-year-old wife Sonia Doyle in understood to be four months pregnant, the Sunday World reports.

The couple were together for 10 years before they got married at a small ceremony in Puerto Rico in the Canary Islands last November.

Foley was previously married to Pauline, who passed away in 2003. He has two daughters from the marriage, Amy and Rachel, who are both in their late 20s.

The veteran gangster turns 64 in November and has proven to be something of a medical miracle after surviving five attempts on his life.

He is believed to have 18 bullets lodged in his body after the attempts.

Foley has more than 40 convictions, some for assault, robbery, and possession of threatening weapons.

Last month, 'The Viper' was handed a bill for €916,960 from the Criminal Assets Bureau and there is a possibility they could seize and sell his home in Crumlin.

The bill relates to the alleged under-declaration of income tax from his debt-collection business.

He has been involved in a court battle with the Criminal Assets Bureau for the past 18 months and has denied he owes such a huge amount of money.

Irish Independent

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