Friday 24 February 2017

Paul Williams: Kinahans throw around murder contracts with no fear of gardaí

Paul Williams

'As they sit by their poolsides in sunny Marbella, they are throwing around murder contracts worth thousands - to have people murdered back in Dublin apparently without any fear of An Garda Síochána' (stock photo)
'As they sit by their poolsides in sunny Marbella, they are throwing around murder contracts worth thousands - to have people murdered back in Dublin apparently without any fear of An Garda Síochána' (stock photo)

The events of the past week have posed one fundamental question - who is in charge of the Irish Republic? On Tuesday, the horrific and unprecedented gangland feud between the Kinahan and Hutch clans claimed its seventh victim.

But the publication of CCTV images depicting the daylight execution of Gareth Hutch seems to have caused more concern to our political leaders and their Garda mandarins than the clear and present threat that exists against our State.

In a flicker of a moment, the debate concerning organised crime switched, as it usually does, to attacking the messengers, the media.

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