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Mr Flashy pal under threat after being blamed for arson attack on James Whelan family home

A criminal from Dublin’s north inner city with links to Mr Flashy was threatened online this week after being blamed for carrying out the firebomb attack on Sonya Whelan’s house.
Robin Schiller

THREATS have been made on social media to a north inner-city criminal following a firebomb attack linked to the Finglas feud last weekend.

There were three firebomb attacks on homes in Finglas over the past week as the feud in the area continues to intensify.

Thugs believed to be linked to Mr Flashy’s mob carried out a firebomb attack on the home of the mother of murder victim James Whelan.

James Whelan had previously been an associate of Mr Flashy but there had been a bitter split amongst the former pals with one side aligned with Flashy and the other with Whelan.

Grieving Sonya Whelan, who is not involved in crime, was inside her house on Barnmore Crescent with a younger relative around 2.20am on Saturday when the attack took place.

Pictured: James Whelan

Pictured: James Whelan

Her taxi was also burnt out in the incident but Sonya and her younger relative managed to escape without serious injury.

Thugs on both sides have been using social media to taunt the rivals as well as innocent family members.

They are also using social media to point the blame at individuals for carrying out specific attacks.

A criminal from Dublin’s north inner city with links to Mr Flashy was threatened online this week after being blamed for carrying out the firebomb attack on Sonya Whelan’s house.

The man has not been arrested in connection with the attack and it is unclear if he had any involvement but has now come under threat because the finger of blame was pointed at him.

He has previously been the target of graffiti campaigns in the inner city as he was believed to be in the pay of the Kinahan cartel despite his former links with associates of the Hutches.

James Whelan's house, pictured after a firebomb attack

James Whelan's house, pictured after a firebomb attack

There are a number of links between the feuding Finglas mobs and criminals in inner city Dublin.

Shots were fired into a flat off Pearse Street in the south inner city in the aftermath of James Whelan’s murder earlier this year.

The gunmen had been planning to target a flat where an innocent relative of James Whelan was staying but got the wrong flat.

Less than 24 hours after last Saturday’s firebombing, associates of James Whelan are believed to have been behind a tit-for-tat firebombing attack on the home of an innocent relative of Mr Flashy in the Casement estate in Finglas.

Once again thugs used social media to issue taunts to the victim after that attack.

On Thursday another home was targeted in a firebomb attack on the Ratoath Road in Finglas. The house was left boarded up after the attack.


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