Selling Gilligan's 'jewel' is just deserts for thug
It has taken 16 years. John Gilligan, one of Ireland's biggest thugs, has finally run out of road after exhausting every possible legal avenue.
The end came in the Supreme Court when the Criminal Assets Bureau was given permission to sell the Jessbrook Equestrian Centre.
It was the jewel in the multimillion-euro property portfolio, built up by Gilligan from his drug-trafficking enterprises.