Gangland rising: Gardai fear gangland rebellion now on the cards
As 2016 dawns, Ireland’s underworld is on the brink of rebellion.
After two decades of turf wars and feuds, gangland had settled into an uneasy truce ruled over by the kingpins of crime. The Kinahan cartel has become the undisputed empire of Irish crime, but now it may have gone too far.
After ruthlessly taking out the Kavanagh brothers, the Kinahans also gunned down long-time associate Gary Hutch. When his brother ‘Del Boy’ Hutch threatened revenge, he was targeted behind bars in two brutal knife attacks.
Now the wider Irish underworld is being dragged into the feud and Gardaí fear it could make 2016 the bloodiest in gangland since the days of Eamon ‘the Don’ Dunne and the Crumlin-Drimnagh cocaine wars.
Today, in a special crime investigation, our team probe the underworld rebellion facing Ireland’s feared crime empire.
We reveal the vicious feuds, the dangerous new wars about to tear gangland apart and who is targeting who on a bloody New Year hit list.
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