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Garda raids target premises linked to gangland figure Greg Lynch

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Gardai with sniffer dogs entering a premises in the south inner city today
Gardai with sniffer dogs entering a premises in the south inner city today

One of the premises on which Garda swooped this morning has links to well-known Dublin gangland figure Greg Lynch.

Members of the gardai with sniffer dogs were seen entering a premises in Dublin's south inner city linked with Lynch, who has long-standing connections with the Kinahan mob.

There is no suggestion that the residents of the building have any link to organised crime.

Lynch (30) is a convicted heroin dealer who was jailed for eight years in 2004 after being nabbed with €400,000 worth of the drug.

After his release from prison he fell under the influence of his uncle Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh and became an important cog in the Kinahan crime machine in the south inner city.

Kavanagh was gunned down in a bar in Spain in September 2014 and Lynch himself was lucky to survive a gun attack in Cabra in 2013 when a masked man shot him in the head and face as he stood outside a pub.

While he survived, Lynch suffered bad scarring to his face and jaw.

Greg Lynch

Gardai are continuing to search 10 homes in the south inner city this morning. 

This morning's raids come just two days after a major operation in the Crumlin area saw other premises and businesses linked with the Kinahan mob being raided by Gardai and CAB.