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Daniel Kinahan afraid to leave hotel amid revenge fears

Daniel Kinahan
Daniel Kinahan

Cartel chief Daniel Kinahan is so rattled by the prospect of Hutch gang revenge attacks that he is too afraid to leave his luxury hotel in Dubai.

In the wake of the Hutch gang’s resurgence, cartel top dog Daniel Kinahan, is keeping a low profile in the United Arab Emirates.

According to sources every time he leaves for Spain he takes a selfie and posts it for people to see, but only when he’s safely back in the UAE, as to throw off gunmen.

According to well-placed sources, Kinahan now only returns home to Spain in quick, fleeting and unannounced visits, to avoid tipping off the Hutch gang, who recently proved themselves as dangerous as any wounded animal, by taking out the brother of a key Kinahan cartel associate.


Michael Keogh, he brother of INLA bomb maker Johnny Keogh, was shot dead as he sat in his car in the underground car park of his north inner city Dublin home.


The shooting at Sheridan Court flat complex on Dublin's Dorset Street is the latest killing linked to the deadly Kinahan/Hutch feud, which has now claimed 12 lives.

The victim had posted on Facebook early on Tuesday morning about starting a new job.

"New job new start hopefully all goes well," Keogh wrote.

Gardaí confirmed last night they are investigating if his Facebook post alerted his killers to the fact he was going to work at around 6am, when he was ambushed in the underground car park.

Since the shooting sinister graffiti has emerged in Dublin's north inner city naming two men the Hutch mob believe were involved in Gareth Hutch's murder.

The stark warning, believed to have been written by the Hutch gang, named the two men along with the message: "YOU'RE NEXT".