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PICTURE: Regency Hotel shooting survivor gives 'finger' from hospital in Facebook selfie

Sean Creagh (left, red t-shirt) with Aaron Bolger
Sean Creagh (left, red t-shirt) with Aaron Bolger
The scene after the Regency shooting
The scene after the Regency shooting

Irish boxer Sean Creagh has posted a photograph on Facebook with Regency Hotel shooting survivor and Kinahan crime cartel associate Aaron ‘Bugsy’ Bolger.

Creagh, who has no involvement in crime, posted a selfie of the pair with the words: “Bugsy said to tell every one he said hello and hes on the mend.”

Bolger is pictured in the photograph in his hospital bed given the middle finger to the camera.

Aaron Bolger (25), from Killinarden in Tallaght, was being treated in hospital after he was shot in the thigh at the Regency Hotel on February 5 in the gun attack that resulted in the murder of criminal David Byrne.

Eddie Hutch Snr, brother of Dublin Criminal Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, was then shot dead in his home in Dublin’s Poplar Row three days later in what is believed to be retaliation for the murder of Bryne.

The Monk’s nephew, Gary Hutch, was shot dead in last year after falling foul of the Kinahan mob.

Sean Creagh has fought on the card of boxing nights run by the MGM club in Marbella, which has links to organised crime through its association with Daniel Kinahan.

He manages many of the gym’s fighters with former European champion Matthew Macklin, who has no involvement in crime.

The MGM club is a Mecca for Kinahan cronies, including Bolger, who used the gym on a regular basis in the past.

Creagh’s Facebook post was commented on by a number of well-wishers, including Denise Kinahan, sister of Costa Cartel supremo Christy Kinahan.

Denise Kinahan

She wrote: “Great news! Please give him my best wishes, Sean xx.”

Denise, who once sat on a taxi drivers’ committee with retired Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne, was questioned by a Spanish court about any involvement with her brother’s drug empire as part of Operation Shovel in 2010.

She was been on a list of 22 people who have had their Spanish assets frozen as part of the crackdown on the Irish mafia, based in Marbella. 

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