Home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch raided by gardai this morning
The home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was raided this morning by gardai investigating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel
More than 100 gardai - with armed response unit on standby - arrived at the Clontarf property early this morning as part of the ongoing gangland investigations.
The convicted criminal has been officially warned by gardai that his life is under threat by the rival Kinahan gang.
Eleven properties in total - mainly homes - were targeted in the early morning searches coordinated from 7am onwards.
Eddie Hutch, a brother of 'The Monk', was attacked just three days after Crumlin native David Byrne (34) was killed in the Regency Hotel shooting.
Mr Hutch (58) was gunned down at his Ballybough home in Poplar Row by a four-man hit-team in what is believed to have been a revenge attack.
Veteran gangland figure Gerry Hutch kept a low profile attending the funeral of his older brother last Friday.
Wearing a black baseball cap, dressed in a black jacket and sporting unfamiliar, long, greying, black hair, the former gangster looked almost unrecognisable as he melted into the large crowd to mourn his beloved brother.