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Thug held Criminal Ian 'Mad Dog' Maloney lifted over shooting linked to feud with Conor McGregor's pal

Maloney has a history of violence and previously worked as a foot soldier for 'Fat' Freddie Thompson

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Ian Maloney

Ian Maloney

Ian Maloney

Feuding Crumlin gangster Ian ‘Mad Dog’ Maloney is being questioned by gardai following a gun attack in the capital last week.

The Kinahan-linked criminal who is at the centre of a south Dublin feud with a pal of Conor McGregor had gone to ground following a gun attack and three petrol bomb attacks linked to the feud last week.

Heavily armed gardai raided Malone’s home in Crumlin last week but he wasn’t there when they searched the house.

Maloney was due up in Bray District Court on Tuesday to face charges of driving without insurance and driving while disqualified but he failed to turn up for the court appearance.

A judge then issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

The following day Maloney handed himself into gardai in Crumlin who are questioning him in relation to a gun attack on the family home of a Crumlin drug dealer on Thursday 10th February.

A garda spokesman said he was being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

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Ian 'Mad Dog' Maloney

Ian 'Mad Dog' Maloney

Ian 'Mad Dog' Maloney

The drug dealer being targeted by Maloney cannot be named as he is currently before the courts on unrelated charges.

He is a pal of UFC fighter Conor McGregor who is not involved in the feud and is not involved in crime.

He is also an associate of Crumlin man Jonathan Murray who has been taunted by Maloney in social media posts recently.

Murray and Maloney were previously jailed for their involvement in a violent attack on a man in a Dublin fast food restaurant in 2009.

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Jonathan Murray and Conor McGregor

Jonathan Murray and Conor McGregor

Jonathan Murray and Conor McGregor

There have been several incidents linked to the feud before in recent weeks and one line of inquiry is that it was sparked off by a row in a pub.

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The feud escalated with a gun attack believed to have been carried out by the Maloney side on a house on Downpatrick Road in the early hours of Thursday 10th February.

This was followed by a petrol bomb attack carried out by associates of Maloney’s rival on an apartment in Kilmainham hours later. The attackers were intending to target a female relative of Maloney but targeted the wrong apartment.

Maloney’s rivals are suspected of carrying out another firebomb attack hours later on a car belonging to an associate of Maloney in Pimlico and are also suspected of carrying out a petrol bomb attack on another female relative of Maloney’s home on Cashel Road around 10pm on Friday 11th February.

There was no one in the home at the time of the attack.

Maloney has a history of violence and previously worked as a foot soldier for Fat Freddie Thompson and has also been working for the Kinahan cartel since his release from prison.

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