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Rattigan ex held following €1million drugs sting

Crime DeskBy Alan Sherry
ARRESTED: Natasha McEnroe and Paul Geraghty
ARRESTED: Natasha McEnroe and Paul Geraghty

GANGSTER’s moll Natasha McEnroe and her drug-dealing boyfriend, who has survived attempts on his life, were among four people arrested over two separate seizures of almost €1m worth of drugs in Dublin this week.

McEnroe is a former girlfriend of jailed gang boss Brian Rattigan.

Her current partner, convicted drug dealer Paul Geraghty, was previously targeted in hit attempts on the orders of Rattigan because of his relationship with McEnroe, but that dispute was settled. 

Geraghty (30) and McEnroe (32), were arrested on Wednesday after gardai carried out drug raids in Ranelagh and discovered €350,000 in a bin outside a property. 

The previous day gardai arrested another man and a woman linked to Geraghty and McEnroe after discovering heroin with an estimated value of €525,000.

McEnroe has had close links to some of Ireland’s major criminals over the years.

As well as relationships with Rattigan and Geraghty, she had very close friendships with well-known figures such as Mark ‘Guinea Pig’ Desmond (39) and Christopher ‘Git’ Zambra (39), who was shot dead in Dublin last year. 

Natasha and Rattigan

A drugs trial involving Rattigan previously heard that McEnroe was at the centre of Rattigan’s crime operations. Rattigan contacted her by text message from prison over a €1m drugs haul in Crumlin in May 2008.

Gardai also raided her home and found notebooks which they considered to be drugs ‘tick lists’ as they had a list of names on them, but McEnroe was never charged in connection with the haul. 

Geraghty is no stranger to the criminal world either. 

In January 2011, he narrowly escaped with his life after a two-man hit team tried to kill him in his home in Ranelagh. 

Rattigan, who is serving life for murder, flew into a rage when McEnroe told him of their relationship, but the feud came to an end after McEnroe made peace with the Rattigan family in 2013.