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18 notorious killers and their families are treated to festive bash in Mountjoy

Trevor McCabe
Trevor McCabe

Eighteen of Ireland’s most feared killers featured on a list of guests to a Secret Santa lifer’s party in Mountjoy Prison.

The party – staged in the auditorium of Mountjoy Prison – saw some of Ireland’s most notorious killers being given clearance to invite up to six family members, including wives and partners, to the event.

A top-secret list, obtained by the Sunday World, of crims who attended last Sunday’s party included...

Hitman Barry Doyle, who shot dead Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity in Limerick on November 9, 2008.

Barry Doyle

Gangland killer Jonathan ‘Yuka’ Douglas from O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin’s north inner city, who was convicted of the murder of Aidan Byrne (31), at Drumalee Avenue in Dublin on February 20, 2010.

Tallaght man Liam Bolger, who is serving life for acting as the getaway driver in the murder of Christopher Barry (25), on September 13, 2008.

Liam Bolger

Warren Graham, who was found guilty of murdering Paul Keegan (42), in a laneway behind Cherryfield Road during a hoax drugs deal in Walkinstown in December 2007.

Warren Graham

Others who enjoyed the festivities included...

IRA man Robert Duffy, who pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Colin O’Neill by shooting him in the face at the Emerald Bar, Dundalk, in March of 2007.

Robert Duffy

Thomas Hinchon, from Clondalkin, who is serving life for the murder of Jonathan O’Reilly, who was shot dead as he sat in a BMW car outside Cloverhill Prison on April 17, 2004.

Thomas Hinchon

Mick Taylor, from Summerhill, who was jailed for life for the murder of Paul Kelly – a 26-year-old man who was shot 11 times at the Winstonville apartments on Charlemont Road in Clontarf on the night of April 6, 2007;

Andrew Gibney, of Drumheath Avenue, Mulhuddart, who was sentenced to life for the murder of Gerard Burnett – who suffered 30 stab wounds after he was attacked by a group of men outside his girlfriend’s house at Castlecurragh Vale, Mulhuddart on August 21, 2012;

Cavan man Trevor McCabe, who was found guilty of the murder of 33-year-old father-of-one Darren McGrath (33), who was shot dead as he slept in his bed beside his fiancé in Belturbet, on May 20, 2008.

A number of other inmates who were present include...

Matthew O’Donnell, who was repatriated from Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland in 2014 and who is serving life for the killing 30-year-old Noel Williamson in Caledon in October 2004;

Michael Dickinson, formerly of Darragh Park, Wicklow town, who is serving life for the murder of Stephen O’Meara at Ballydonnell Wood, Red Cross, on or about August 6, 2009;

Finglas man David Cully, who shot dead his uncle Edward O’Connor at Ballycoolin Road, Finglas West on December 15, 2013;

David Cully

John Francis Dolan, who was jailed for life for killing his 56-year old mother, Gertrude and his 71-year-old father, John, at the family home in East Wall in June 1999;

John Francis Dolan

Craig White, of O’Devaney Gardens in north inner city Dublin, who killed 27-year-old Noel Roche in a gangland assassination on Clontarf Road on November 15th, 2005;

Craig White

Drimnagh killer Marcus Kirwan, who lured victim David Byrne to his death by pretending to be a girl when he sent text messages to David suggesting they meet on the night of March 19, 2011.

Marcus Kirwan

Albanian Ismet Ceka, who was jailed for life for the murder of 44-year-old Thomas McAuley in Waterford on August 13, 2001.

Ismet Ceka

Peter Jackson, who stabbed 31-year-old David Hamilton to death during an argument at a house in Cork in 2011.

James O’Connor, from Kilbride Grove, Bray, who is serving life for murder of Charles Sinapayen (33), who was gunned down in the apartment he shared with his girlfriend Mary Kinlan.