Tag Archives: Gangland

This morning.

Barnamore Crescen, Finglas, Dublin 11

The House in which the mother of James Whelan lives was set alight on Sunday morning. James Whelan was shot dead two months ago in an ongoing gangland feud.

Via Sunday World:

We can also reveal how just hours after the arson attack destroyed Sonya Whelan’s home and taxi – the gang-boss’ crew took to social media taunting: ‘”Flashy is loving all of this … James is dead and mammy is all on her own now.”

Revealed: Shocking aftermath of ‘Mr Flashy’ gang attack on James Whelan mum’s house (Sunday World)


This afternoon.

Clonshaugh Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17.

The house where a murder investigation has been opened into the death of a man, in his 20s, who was shot and killed at around 5.15pm last night.

Murder victim had been warned by gardaí life was in danger (RTÉ)



This afternoon.

Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, Dublin 11.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that a man’s body was discovered in a container just before 11am this morning. The discovery was made just yards from a local school. Officers are at the scene and have cordoned off the area.

Body of a man discovered in container near school in Ballymun, Co Dublin (The Irish Mirror)


This morning.

Clogherhead, County Louth.

Garda forensics officers examine cars hit by stray bullets during a shooting yesterday afternoon near the Ashling Holiday Park.

A man – 29-year-old Keith Brannigan – died around 2.50pm in the suspected gangland related attack.

Gardaí issue appeal over murder of Keith Brannigan in Co Louth (RTÉ)

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews


This afternoon.

The scene where a man in his 20s was shot dead in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity in a gang-related attack. The shooting happened outside Noctor’s pub, Sheriff Street and Oriel Street Upper at around 12.30pm.




First responders attempt to resuscitate man gunned down in botched hit (Sunday World)


RTÉ and the newspapers go into overdrive to give us all regular updates, including biographies, on the drug dealers operating in Dublin. Do we really need all this information? Does no editor think that rather than glamorising these people, there should be very limited information on their lifestyles, who they are related to and how they live above the law? Taxpayers are more interested in having the resources of the law directed at managing a fair and safe society.

Edel Hurley,
Co Dublin.

Reporting crime (Irish Times letters page)


Staying in tonight?


On the day that Dublin buries a second victim of the recent upsurge in gangland violence, we’ll [The Late Late Show on RTÉ 1]  get the lowdown from crime correspondent Paul Williams on who the key players are in this latest feud. We’ll find out what they’re worth, where they’re stashing the cash and how they are controlling the Dublin crime scene from their sunny bolt holes in southern Europe….


The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Saggart, Co Dublin this afternoon.

He sure was phat.

Laura writes:

“The gold plated coffin carrying the remains of  Andy Connors, known in the press as Fat Andy. Mr Connors was shot at his family home around the corner from the Church on August 20. The coffin reportedly cost €28,000 and was imported from England.”

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

The house in Lismore Road, Crumlin where a 16-year-old boy was shot last night.

Labour party councillor Michael O’Sullivan said gangland shootings in west Dublin were becoming so commonplace that people were not even reacting to them any more.

“It’s just been reported today that a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan has been shot by the Taliban, and we have worldwide condemnation. We should be acting to the same degree of horror,” he said.


16-year-old bystander wounded in Dublin drive-by shooting (Henry McDonald, Guardian)