Gangster Jay O'Connor arrested by armed gardai

Jay O'Connor
Jay O'Connor

It has been reported that gangster Jason 'Jay' O'Connor was arrested by armed gardai in Blanchardstown yesterday.

The Irish Sun reports that gardai were called after neighbours became concerned about noise coming from a women's flat.

Gardai entered the flat and arrested the former Westies gangster on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

According to reports, nobody was injured in the incident and no weapons were found.

O'Connor was later released without charge.

The 37-year-old was the subject of an attempted assassination earlier this year in an attack that claimed the life of a friend.

O’Connor, originally from Clonsilla, has been feuding with former Westies member David Goulding in recent years. 

Speaking after the shooting, O’Connor said: “There’s going to be f***ing war in this town. Them two aren’t going to see the end of this f***ing week.”

As well as feuding with Goulding, O’Connor was previously at loggerheads with the Real IRA gang led by Alan Ryan. The gang chopped off O’Connor’s trigger finger in an incident in Fairview.