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Notorious gangster Derek 'Bottler' Devoy caught 'calling home' on mobile in jail

The Ballymun hard-man pleaded guilty to the offence
Derek ‘Bottler’ Devoy

Derek ‘Bottler’ Devoy

Eamon Dillon

NOTORIOUS gangster Derek ‘Bottler’ Devoy picked up another jail sentence after he was caught with a mobile phone in prison.

Devoy, who is serving 15 years after almost shooting a garda while an unpinned hand grenade rolled around on a bathroom floor, was caught red-handed with phone on Christmas Eve.

He tried to break the phone as he was being searched at Portlaoise Prison where he is serving his time.

The Ballymun hard-man pleaded guilty to the offence and said he was using the phone to call home after his mother had been released from hospital.

He was sentenced to one month beginning on December 2, meaning he wont spend any more time behind bars.

Last year Devoy was given a lengthy sentence for a series of weapons charges after gardai raided a house where he tried to stash his weapons.

It came after he was seen pacing around the area with a hand-grenade and a 9mm Makarov submachine gun.

After Devoy was finally subdued and taken from the house, the Army bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on the hand grenade.

At the time he was being targeted by a number of gangland enemies who wanted him dead.

He was warned by gardai of four separate death threats and survived a hit in August which resulted in an horrific double murder.

The assassin ended up killing his innocent sister Antoinette Corbally-Devoy, a 48-year-old mother of six, and his friend Clinton Shannon (30), who also had no involvement in crime.

Those murders have not yet been solved.

Derek Devoy

Derek Devoy

It was heard at his trial that Bottler is the only surviving child of four, following the death in prison of his older brother John, the 2014 murder of his brother Michael and the 2017 murder of his sister Antoinette.

The Sunday World previously revealed how it is believed the Kinahan cartel told him Hutch associates were behind his sister’s killing to get him to organise attacks.

After pleading guilty in the Special Criminal Court last year, Devoy apologised to the gardai and neighbours for his terrifying rampage.

“I wasn’t in my right state of mind,” he said.

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