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Father opens up about gangland murder of innocent son

Vincent O'Neill talks to our man
Vincent O'Neill talks to our man

The dad of innocent feud victim has told the Irish Daily Star how his life has been a “living hell” since his son’s murder.

Vincent O’Neill’s son Trevor was gunned down in front of his partner Suzanne Power and their three children in Majorca in August 2016.

A Kinahan cartel thug blasted Trevor, mistaking him for Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s nephew Jonathan (37).

“Suzanne to this day is afraid of her life walking down the road,” Vincent told the Star.

“If she’s walking with the kids and if someone comes up to her, her whole body just shakes, she’s reliving the whole thing. It’s disgraceful.

“As for me I’m totally devastated. He was the greatest young fella that God could give any man or woman. He was a lovely human being.

“Not a day goes by that I don’t be thinking about him. I do be crying all day.

“They didn’t take one life here, they are taking mine.

“The man was too good. I’ve photographs of him in the house but I keep them down because they are too painful to look at. In every one of those photos he has his arm around his child.”


Trevor lived with his partner and their three young children in Drimnagh, working for Dublin City Coundil as an inspector.

Heartbroken Vincent spoke to the Sunday World shortly after he’s son’s murder:

“The only consolation – the only consolation I have is that if there’s a heaven he’s gone up to it,” Vinnie said.

“He was too good, he was too good, so he can’t go anywhere else.

“The only thing I will tell you about Trevor,” continued Vinnie. “Ah Jesus I’ve a lump in me stomach, but the only thing I will tell you about him is he was the best young fella.


“He was the greatest young fella, and not because he was my son, he was the greatest young fella that God ever gave breath to.

“He was just a super human being and all I can be thankful for is 40 years of him.

“He’s something else, he was something else he was – he was brilliant he was.

“And that’s all I can say, I got 40 year of him.

“I used to come over to them every Saturday morning and I always said it to him: ‘Trevor you’re 100 times a better father then I ever was.’

“I always said it to him.

“And I’ll tell you one thing, looking at all those flowers it breaks me up.

“I’m going to have a nervous breakdown.”