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Raided cartel pub is in heartland of rival mob

NewsBy Nicola Tallant
Alfie Byrnes
Alfie Byrnes

This is the pub which was raided this week as part of a major probe into companies and business people with links to the Kinahan Cartel.

Alfie Byrne’s Pub on Hill Street, Dublin, is in the heartland of Hutch territory, but Gardaí believe Kinahan associates had been turning it into a city centre HQ before the attack on the gang at the Regency Hotel.

Perma-tanned mobster Liam Roe – who friends have nicknamed Tango One because of his orange tinge – is named on company documents as director of the pub, which was turned over this week by officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Roe (35), is a senior member of the Kinahan circle and he prides himself on his bizarre year-round tan, muscular build and love of flash watches and clothes.

He is a cousin of ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Liam Byrne, whose brother David was shot dead during the Regency attack last month.

The high-profile raids on the homes of Liam Byrne and his father James ‘Jaws’ Byrne on Raleigh Square, as well as another house and a garage in the Crumlin enclave, netted a treasure trove of expensive designer watches, cash and documents.

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