Wednesday 21 February 2018

Top gangster is 'dead man' as five mobs order his hit

Greg Lynch
Greg Lynch

Ken Foy Crime Correspondent

One of Ireland's most volatile gangsters is under pressure after a major contract was placed on his head by up to five different crime mobs.

Sources said he is a walking target because of his alleged involvement in two murders and a number of botched assassination attempts.

The Clondalkin hood remains in hiding this weekend after gangland criminals linked him to an attempted murder that led to Ballymun criminal Michael 'Mad Mickey' Devoy being shot dead in a revenge attack in January.


The botched hit that gardai believe the Clondalkin criminal was involved in with Devoy (41) was the attempt on the life of convicted heroin dealer Greg Lynch outside a north Dublin pub last October.

Lynch (28) is a key member of a drugs gang that also includes Paul Rice and Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh -- a mob with close links to the international crime syndicate that is controlled by godfather Christy Kinahan who is based on the Costa del Sol.

A senior source told the Herald: "The information is that the Clondalkin criminal was with Devoy on the night of that shooting in which innocent women were also hit.

"All of Dublin's underworld knows that he has been putting himself up as a gun for hire and he has murdered at least two people.

"However, by now being put in the frame for the Lynch shooting, he is in very serious bother.

"But there are a number of other criminal gangs out there that are out to kill him, including in his own patch of Clondalkin.

"So he is in hiding big time, especially after being blamed for messing up a shooting on one of 'Fat' Freddie Thompson's former mates."


The Clondalkin hood is also the chief suspect for the murder of Jason Carroll (39), who was shot six times with a handgun outside his home in Cherrywood Drive, Clondalkin, last August.

Carroll, who was linked to a number of serious criminals, was a close friend of Daniel Kinahan, the son of Christy Kinahan.


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