As Far Back As I Can Remember, I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster

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Near the junction of Oxford Road and Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 on August 18, 1994

UVF?

Provies?

Provies and rozzers?

One of his ‘own’?

Reggie and Ronnie?

We may never know.

Name that jammer, anyone?

Pics by Oisín Kane

Previously: Twenty Years Ago

31 thoughts on “As Far Back As I Can Remember, I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster

  1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    Renault 5?
    A guy I know bought it afterwards, bullet holes and all.
    (the car, not him)

        1. Walter Ego

          Never heard of him before. But I’m liking what I’m hearing so far. Must check out more of his stuff. Cheers for the heads up.

  2. d

    any idea why the UVF wanted the paintings. for money laundering, or was it the principal of getting paintings that they believed belong to Britain back?

    I live near Russborough and cant say that robbery affected me in any way, ive no intention of doing a tour of the house. so even if the paintings were still there, who cares.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      was wondering that – presumably to sell on, but, if so, why wouldn’t they steal their own like proper criminals?

    2. Scundered

      They certainly not interested in art, unless it only used red white and blue in the colour mix, the climax of which can usually be seen in the kerbstones.

  3. RuilleBuille

    I was just coming out of the supermarket in Rathines when there was a cacophony of sirens and many squad cars rushing towards Ranelagh. There must have been at least twenty cars passed me as I walked home.

    1. paddy apathy

      I was just coming out of the snooker club around the corner from the supermarket in Rathmines and bumped into a bloke with a bag of messages when there was a cacophony of sirens etc etc. Not joking.

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Why ‘jammer’? I’ve never heard that before. Wheels. That’s the word.

  5. Gabby

    Nobody knows who dunnit and the gardai don’t particularly care about their failure to solve this cold case. Cahill was a sadistic brute. He ordered a vicious assault on a civil servant who had provided material evidence in a prosecution case. The civil servant bore his injuries permanently and wasn’t able to work. The film called The General portrayed a romantic image of Cahill and made the gardai look silly. I don’t recommend that movie as an authentic portrayal of a nasty havoc wreaker.

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