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“If I go back to Ireland I’ll get a bullet”

Crime DeskBy Patrick O'Connell
Sean Enright
Sean Enright

GANGLAND TARGET Sean Enright today breaks his silence about the two failed gun attacks that forced him to flee Ireland and reveals how he believes he will be shot again if he returns to this country.

The Sunday World this week tracked down the former gym-boss – dubbed the ‘Miracle Man’ after he survived being shot nine times in two separate attacks – to an undisclosed location in Latvia, where temperatures this week plummeted to -20 Celsius.

Speaking to our team, Enright claimed:

  • A high-profile Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into his business dealings in Ireland was sparked by nothing more that a dispute with the Department of Social Welfare;
  • He is finished with Ireland and simply wants to live in peace abroad;
  • And insisted he has no links to any criminals in this country.

“I got shot for f**king reasons that were out of my control. Nothing more,” Enright told the Sunday World, after we approached him at a location we are not revealing as the champion weightlifter claims he is still in fear for his life.

“But the papers keep on coming at me saying I moved from Ireland, that I moved to Latvia, that I’m making millions.

 “I’m not making anything. I do me job – I don’t do anything else. And ye’re coming here to f**king torment me.

“You have to understand, I’m a nice fella. I could be a bad bastard to you, but I don’t want to be like that.

“CAB came to talk to me. I was on the social welfare, that was it, and it was down that I owned a business that I’d nothing got to do with. That was it, plain and simple.

“I’m after being in Ireland over Christmas. Have they come and arrested me? Have they done anything to me – no they haven’t. There’s nothing.

“I’m after being through enough stress, I’ve been through enough things, I don’t need this. Do you understand?

“I’m not associated with anyone in Ireland anymore. No criminals, no nothing – I just don’t need it.

“I could have been a bad bastard and knocked the b****x out of you, but what’s the point of that? I’m not that person anymore.

“I don’t bother anybody, nobody. I have nothing in Ireland, but I could get a bullet there because some scumbag doesn’t like me.”

Enright, who has no convictions linking him to involvement in serious crime,  revealed that he left Cabra, north Dublin, and resettled in Latvia two years ago after he became the victim of a near-fatal gun attack for the second time.

The former music promoter and bodybuilder was shot three times in the back as he was walking into the gym at Ballyboggan Business Park in Glasnevin in May of 2013.

His injuries left him needing months of treatment at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire.

It is believed his muscular physique helped him to survive, but the bullets used in the attack were also stored in substandard conditions, reducing the velocity at which they hit him.

A notorious criminal, Karl Wynne (45) – who Gardaí believe tried to kill Enright – was himself shot and fatally wounded in the days following the botched attack.

Wynne was shot three times after being lured to a meeting in Tallaght and died from his injuries the following July.

He had been arrested in connection with the shooting of Enright, but was released without charge after being questioned for five days.

Gardaí suspect a gang with members in Finglas and Cabra employed Wynne to murder Enright and they turned on Wynne when he botched the hit.

The 2013 incident was the second occasion on which Enright survived an attempt on his life.

He previously made a miraculous recovery after being shot six times – three of them in the chest – outside a house in Clonsilla, west Dublin, on January 27, 2011, by Alan Ryan’s RIRA mob.

Despite his extensive injuries, Enright was able to walk to an ambulance that rushed to the scene of the shooting.

In May of this year, Enright again hit the headlines after it emerged the Criminal Assets Bureau had carried out a raid on his Cabra home.

“The Social Welfare came to me and CAB sat in, because CAB are the Social Welfare,” Enright this week told the Sunday World.

“They came to me about a business that had nothing to with me because my name was on it. I’ve nothing got to do with anything. Why do you think they didn’t arrest me? Why do you think they didn’t hand me a bill? I don’t have any bills.

“And they [the papers] keep putting in that I’m a millionaire gangster. I pay tax, I don’t do anything on anyone. That isn’t even my business, it’s not even my place.

“If I go back to Ireland, I’m going to be dead. Do you understand that? I don’t want to be annoyed, I just want to be left alone. I’m gone two years and this shit is coming up now – two years I’m gone.

“What’s the big deal? I’m away from the f**king country. I don’t want to be in the country.

Sean Enright

“I’m not being investigated by CAB.  The CAB have nothing on me because I have no money.

“I’m asking the papers now to please leave me alone. I haven’t done jack shit.”

Walking away towards his car, which had a 1990s registration plate, Enright looked back and called out: “I was made out to be a millionaire gangster, look what I’m driving – some gangster!”