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Gunshots fired at ex-FF politician and his kids

A FORMER running mate of ex-Taoiseach Brian Cowen narrowly escaped an attempted hit on his life today.

A gunman fired a number of shots at Ger Killally (above) as Mr Killally drove away from his house with two children in the car.

The former Fianna Fail councillor overturned his car with the two children and his father inside as they desperately tried to flee the gunman.

The incident happened near Edenderry, Co Offaly at 10.40am.


The Herald understands that Mr Killally was in the car with his two-year-old and three-year-old sons and his father. Mr Killally sped away to try to evade his attackers.

He was pursued by the gunman and detectives say that after travelling a short distance Mr Killally collided with a ditch and the car overturned.