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Gangland figure under garda investigation after savage pub beating

Troy Jordan
Troy Jordan

Gangland figure Troy Jordan is under investigation by gardai after a man was savagely beaten in a Co Kildare pub.

Jordan (47), who is understood to be a top target of the Kinahan Cartel, was drinking with an associate in Dag Welds pub near his hometown of Allenwood, Co. Kildare, when a man was beaten and left unconscious on the floor of the bar.

Witnesses have reported that Jordan’s associate attacked the man after they exchanged words and beat him with a bar stool, splitting open his head. As he lay unconscious on the ground, the man’s face was stamped on and his teeth were broken with the heel of a boot.

It is understood that Jordan and his sidekick fled before an ambulance was called to the packed watering hole and the injured man was taken to hospital. Gardaí also arrived at the scene and seized the CCTV footage, which is understood to have recorded the whole incident.

Sources say the victim has yet to make a statement to gardaí, but that he has only recently been released from hospital.

More than 100 people are believed to have been in the bar at the time.

Jordan is understood to be living in a state of huge paranoia and is in fear for his life since he was issued with a number of threats directly from the Kinahan Cartel.

It is not known why he has become such a key target for the murderous gang, but it is understood that they are actively trying to find him.

The thug had managed to convince many of the criminal underworld that he was no longer living in Ireland, claiming that he was based full-time in the UK, where he has a Blackpool address for business purposes.

However, his attack on the innocent drinker has placed him firmly back in Allenwood, where he has been spotted regularly in the locality driving a number of different vehicles.

Jordan has also been seen by gardaí meeting Stephen Kearney – one of George ‘the Penguin’ Mitchell’s main men in Ireland.

Kearney, who is originally from Ballyfermot, recently lost his home in Ratoath in Co. Meath to the Criminal Assets Bureau.

He and Gerald Hopkins are the two most senior figures in the Penguin’s drug network in this country and both fell out with Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch in 2000 when he reached a €1.5 million tax settlement with the CAB.

The pair were facing hefty bills themselves and believed if they all refused to pay they couldn’t be made to. 

Over the years, the duo softened their approach to Hutch and he even attended Hopkin’s 50th birthday party at a top hotel in Dublin. 

Jordan has also tried to thwart the CAB in a bid to earn him points within the criminal underworld, where deep suspicions remain about how he has avoided any serious charges for so long. 

The horse trader turned gangster has applied for bankruptcy twice in the UK in a bid to avoid his bill, which is believed to be in the region of €800,000.