Gangsters follow boys in green in campervan

Ken Foy, Crime correspondent

TWO major criminals who are linked to three unsolved murders have travelled to Poland in a campervan for the Euros.

The deadly duo, from Finglas, are key members of a criminal gang - considered one of the most dangerous in the State - which is suspected of being involved in three gun murders.

These include the savage murders of criminal brothers Alan and Graham McNally. Alan was shot dead in the Cappagh Nua pub in Finglas, north Dublin, on February 2 just two years after his older brother Graham was lured to his death.

The thugs, who have been living it up in Poland over the last fortnight, are also suspected of masterminding the execution of gangster Paul 'Farmer' Martin in 2008.

At a recent inquest hearing, it emerged that a file on the case is expected to be sent to the DPP next month after a lengthy garda investigation.

It is also understood that gardai are almost ready to send a file to the DPP in the case of Graham McNally after a number of recent arrests including the suspects now in Poland.

A source explained: "There is nothing that can be done to prevent these criminals travelling to Poland - they have not been charged in relation to the murders and are not on bail for any other offences.

"These individuals love living the high life and had been telling anyone who would listen about their plans to travel to Europe in a campervan."

One of the suspects was lucky to escape with his life after being shot outside a northside pub a number of years ago while the other suspect was drinking with Alan McNally before he was shot dead in a pub almost five months ago.

"These fellas are extremely violent and dangerous - ordinary decent Irish fans would be best advised to give them a wide berth in Poland," the source added.

The criminals who have multiple previous convictions between them previously had a close relationship with the gang controlled by slain boss Eamon 'The Don' Dunne.

The latest murder that they are suspected of organising - drug dealer Alan McNally - was carried out because the gangsters feared that he would attack them in revenge for the murder of his brother Graham.