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Socialite gangster held in shooting is pal to models

A MAJOR criminal arrested after gardai opened fire on his accomplice, is a well known socialite on the Dublin nightclub scene, it emerged today.

The 30-year-old from Lucan -- who is facing a possible life sentence in relation to separate Tiger Kidnapping charges -- is still being questioned at Naas Garda Station today.


The Herald can reveal that the gangster has a number of female models as friends and is even close to a well known media personality.

He was taken into custody on Sunday evening after a loaded handgun and a large quantity of cash was found in his car just seconds after an associate drove another car at two detectives.