Wednesday 18 October 2017

'We never expected such horror to visit our door' - Daughter of Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan

Garda forensics at the scene of the shooting in the Ronanstown area of west Dublin. Inset: Noel Kirwan, left, with Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch
Garda forensics at the scene of the shooting in the Ronanstown area of west Dublin. Inset: Noel Kirwan, left, with Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch
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The daughter of gangland victim Noel ‘Duck Egg’ Kirwan has spoken out against her father’s killer, stating that his murder was “an act of pure evil.”

Mr Kirwan (62) was shot dead in front of his partner at St Ronan’s Drive  in Ronanstown by a lone gunman on December 22. Despite being involved in crime as a young a man, he is not believed to have had any links to crime in recent years.

Noel’s daughter, Donna, told today’s Irish Sun on Sunday that she will never find forgiveness for the killer.

She said: “None of it feels real at all and it’s like I wake up every day to the same nightmare. I will never forgive the people who robbed us of a wonderful father but I don’t hate them.

“The world of gangland is alien to us — we never expected such horror to visit our door. To murder an innocent man a few days before Christmas is an act of pure evil.”

Thirty-year-old Donna believes her father was killed because he was spotted at the funeral of Eddie Hutch. 

She added: “We have no doubt the reason he was murdered was because he was at the funeral of Eddie Hutch.

“I still can’t believe I woke up beside my father in a coffin on New Year’s Eve.”

The family have vowed to fight for justice, with Donna adding: “We’re not out for revenge and this has nothing to do with hatred, we just want justice for a loving father.

“Anyone involved in this terrible crime should be brought before the courts because they have destroyed so many lives.”

Donna also added that the murder was not captured on CCTV, as the camera Noel had wasn't working.

He was the 11th victim of the Hutch/Kinahan feud.

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