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There is trouble but they stop it. Noteworthy | The 38-year-old Traveller criminal lives in a Co. Meath village. Thompson was convicted of the murder of David Douglas in August 2018. Gardai believe he was shot by one of the capital's most dangerous hitmen - a now-jailed Coolock thug who is the chief suspect for a string of murders in the capital. [6][7] He spent a number of weeks in hospital recovering from the shooting. [15] The assailants stole his gym bag and flip-flops and posted photos of them wearing the latter after the mugging. The chief suspect in the Little killing was Hamid Sanambar, a hitman for several gang bosses including Mr Flashy and a Coolock mobster known as Mr Big. At 11.15pm on 8 November – Thursday of last week – a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in the Termon Abbey area. let cookieValue = parts.join('='); Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. We’re talking huge amounts of money, people going for credit union loans to pay it off. Richard Carberry was shot dead in November. Opinion: I once ran as a candidate in a US election - I'm from Cork. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. [5] After Gardaí had rescued him, the fire brigade had to deal with a burning car that had gas cylinders inside. A source told the Irish Independent: "This is the new breed now and it looks to be a very lucrative trade they are involved in, but the sad reality is that most of these kids should still be in school. Choose 3 or more topics that you want to see. But there are others who are angry and upset by what has become of their hometown. Earlier this week, a man in his 20s was found beaten and with stab wounds that were described as non-life threatening. I look like the kind of guy who’d be involved but I’m just trying to work and get paid. One fraction led by two brothers in their 20s from the Moneymore estate on the north side of town and the other led by traveller boss Owen Maguire leader of the Maguire gang based on the cement road. This is temporary. There’s definitely a pressure cooker situation. The gang boss, a key ally to the Maguire faction in the bloody feud, left Ireland over the weekend, according to a senior security source. [5] The shooting is followed by more arson and bomb attacks. “They threaten your mother’s house,” he says adding that he has seen “an awful lot of bad beatings” and has even heard of victims stabbed with “knives up their a***”. In order to trap him, the Kinahans planted more information which they claimed he leaked. We are the only addiction service in Drogheda. “I live near the college at Moneymore. Gardaí have put a policing plan in place and annual leave in the Louth division has been restricted to keep garda numbers as high as possible. The murder confused Rattigan's gang as they had not ordered it and, as the victims clearly trusted the killer enough to sit in the car with him, the police were convinced Thompson had ordered the hit in a row over money. The four were bound over to the peace for 12 months, and ordered to stay away from the address in Drogheda. The ensuing Crumlin-Drimnagh feud left 16 dead, including Rattigan's 18-year-old brother Joseph, shot dead in the street near his home. Since this shooting, the two gangs have been exchanging tit-for-tat attacks – mainly in the form of firing shots at people’s homes. Wednesday, 4 November 2020 | 2.2°C Dublin, A man at the house in Moneymore, Drogheda, which was raided by armed gardai, Forensic officers at another house where a man was found stripped and stabbed earlier this month, Owen Maguire, who was shot and left in a critical condition. , Access to the comments facility has been disabled for this user, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, TheJournal.ie supports the work of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman, and our staff operate within the Code of Practice. [5], A house in Lawrence's Park, near Moneymore estate, is petrol-bombed. Sites: THREE members of the Travelling community were described as ' savages' by a judge, after they appeared in Drogheda District Court charged with criminal damage. These are just some of the incidents which have occurred in Drogheda, Louth, in the last week as gardaí attempt to keep a lid on a growing feud which locals say is about to boil over. Mulready-Woods was linked to both Maguire and the gang boss, though he was working for both factions. It’s going to come to someone losing their life here. It will just continue until the state deals with them.”. A traveller gang boss has fled Ireland for Birmingham in England, as tensions escalate in the Drogheda feud, Extra.ie can reveal. County councillor Kenneth Flood, who is also the chair of Drogheda’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC), said that the violence is having a serious impact on the people who live in these neighbourhoods. Martin McDonagh Snr and Martin 'Mattie' McDonagh Jnr, both with an address in 7 Pinewood Green, Balbriggan, and Gerard Nevin, 3 Maisonettes, Portlaoise, were acquitted of causing criminal damage to a house in Beechwood Drive in Marley's Lane, Drogheda in July 2007. To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide I’ve lived in this town all my life and I’ve never seen the like of it. One fraction led by two brothers in their 20s from the Moneymore estate on the north side of town and the other led by traveller boss Owen Maguire leader of the Maguire gang based on the cement road. “Next thing, I walk around the corner and there were two lads kicking the f***ing s***e out of them,” said the man. Both men were shot dead by associates of Owen Maguire and the Meath-based gang boss. He’s a major player in this feud.’. The last 10 days has seen a huge amount of violence erupt on the streets of Drogheda. It's related to a drugs feud between two Drogheda families. The so-called Drogheda feud began in the summer of 2018, when a gang split. [8], Local politician Ged Nash criticised Gardaí for not retaining more probationers. All the windows of the house were put in after 12 men attacked the house with pick axe handles and iron bars in what has been described as an 'ongoing family feud'. The entrance to Red Door's addiction service in Drogheda. If that happens, you can bet that there’ll be retaliation and this will go on and on. [1], In November 2019 Richard Carberry arrived at his home around 11:40pm and was shot by a gunman. [29] Gardaí believe Lawlor was murdered as payback both for the murder attempt on the gang leader and the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods. WHEN gunmen burst into the home of Irish gangland boss Owen Maguire and fired six shots into his body in July 2018 they had expected to kill him. Going after young lads and women as well. The criminals are looking at this and they’re thinking, ‘It’s Christmas’. [25][26] Three men suspected of the murder were arrested and questioned by the PSNI at Musgrave police station. While the target of that incident is not involved in the deadly feud, her boyfriend is one of the main protagonists in the mob which is now at war with a dangerous faction linked to gangster Maguire. Source: Garreth MacNamee. It was at this site that Owen Maguire was shot and injured in an attempt on his life in July. Between September 2015 and December 2018, one feud alone claimed 18 lives. The 23-year-old thug was considered "up and coming" but it is his links to serious north Dublin criminals that have made the feud so dangerous. The gang boss’s Meath home was raided by Gardai last Tuesday after they received intelligence that the 17-year-old’s head was to be delivered to the house. Boards.ie | THERE’S GRAFFITI ON a wall in Moneymore housing estate in Drogheda – one of the main hotspots of a feud which has left a number of people hospitalised and gardaí on the edge. [2], In November 2018 a man is found stripped, beaten and stabbed in a house in Moneymore estate. [23] Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín attended. [25][26] He had been threatened by one faction in the Drogheda feud but was also at odds with a major Dublin criminal who is suspected of several murders including that of Alan Ryan. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. [25][26] The man was originally from Dublin, but had lived in County Meath and was heavily involved in organised crime, including the Drogheda feud. It is a problem for us because we don’t like to see the violence. The latest tragic victim of the drug wars on the streets of Ireland is 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods, whose arms and legs were discovered in a sports bag in a residential street earlier this week while his severed head was found in burning car. We take people in for recovery – we take everyone so long as you’re able to stand up. Yesterday, officers removed the door as part of their investigations. 'I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,' he told the court, 'and was out of my mind on drugs. Three months later, senior gang member Richard Carberry, 29 was shot dead outside his house in Bettystown, Co Meath, with his wife and two children inside. Despite Drogheda’s problems, Mahony explained how the large town is no different to many other towns across Ireland. [25][26] The shooting was also condemned by Minister for Justice Naomi Long and Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly. The entrance to Red Door's addiction service in Drogheda. More people are coming in looking for help and we’re supposed to do it with the same level of funding. [23], A funeral for Keane Mulready-Woods was held on Thursday 13 February 2020 at Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove, Drogheda. He had been stripped, beaten, stabbed and left bleeding, but again, he survived. It has been reported by Village Magazine that Varadkar leaked an Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) contract with... As if there wasn't enough doom and gloom in the air, Leo Varadkar's department has confirmed that shops are not allowed to sell 'non-essential' Christmas decorations. 'You are no shrinking violet,' he told the plaintiff, 'and are as tough as an old boot'. The source added: ‘[The gang boss] will be back. [18] Human remains found in Coolock and Drumcondra on 13 and 15 January 2020 were confirmed by Gardaí to be his by 17 January. 26-02-2019, 16:47 #14: spurshero. [29] Lawlor is suspected of being behind a failed 2018 attempt on the life of the gang leader. Last week, the Minister of State for Employment Affairs... Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. The move was a declaration of war against Ireland's most powerful cartel boss, with an international operation worth £500million.

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