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Video shows hitman Barry Doyle flexing his pecs and winking for the camera in jail

The convicted killer can be seen blowing a kiss at the camera as the footage cuts out
Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A video showing gangland killer Barry Doyle showing off his naked torso and flexing his pecs while behind bars in Mountjoy Prison has emerged.

The clip, which was shot on a contraband mobile phone, shows the convicted killer stripping off before blowing a kiss to the camera.

Doyle, who is currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan, can also be seen flexing his muscles and grinning.

It is believed the video is part of a series of x-rated images Doyle has sent to female admirers from his jail cell in Mountjoy Prison.

The shocking video comes after we revealed how Doyle posed for a bizarre series of intimate snaps wearing little other than his boxers and a smug grin.

Barry Doyle was paid by the McCarthy-Dundon gang to shoot dead one of their rivals but mistook innocent rubgy player Shane Geoghegan for the intended target.

The murder of the rival criminal had been ordered by Limerick mobster John Dundon.

In the clip, Barry can also be seen sporting a tattoo he got in memory of his brother Patrick (Paddy) Doyle who was shot dead in Spain.

Barry Doyle poses in his boxer shorts behind bars

Barry Doyle poses in his boxer shorts behind bars

Hitman Patrick (27) was gunned down on February 4, 2008 while travelling as a passenger in a car driven by since murdered friend and fellow criminal Gary Hutch.

Their involvement in serious organised crime had taken them to Spain, where they were closely associated with the Christy Kinahan crime empire.

Doyle was shot dead shortly after he had left a gym. Gardai believe Patrick Doyle was murdered after crossing the Kinahan gang after arriving in Spain in late 2005.

Doyle had left Ireland on the run from both the Garda and his criminal enemies.

Despite the belief by gardai that Paddy Doyle was murdered as a result of a row with the cartel, brother Barry remains closely aligned with the murderous Kinahan mob.

Paddy Doyle (left), who was gunned down in Spain, with his brother Barry Doyle

Paddy Doyle (left), who was gunned down in Spain, with his brother Barry Doyle

In May 2019, Doyle failed in an appeal of his sentence to the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights. But the court upheld a previous finding by the Supreme Court against Doyle's claim that he was deprived of access to legal representation during crucial interviews by gardai.

The video has emerged as the amount of drugs and phones seized inside prisons has risen to new record levels.

There were 1,191 drug seizures made in the first ten months of 2021, more than in the whole of 2020 and nearly double the figures from five years ago.

There were 1,338 phones seized, marking an increase from last year’s total of 1,251 - again almost double the number seized in 2016.

A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service said the prevention of contraband being accessed in prison is “a high priority”.

“The suspension of visits for significant periods since March 2020, as a result of Covid-19, has forced a shift in the methods used for trafficking contraband into prisons.

“We have seen an increase in the number of ‘throw overs’ — contacts on the outside attempting to throw mobile phones and drugs into exercise yards.

“Due to the regimes currently in operation in our prisons, prison staff have been able to identify and intercept many of these ‘throw-overs’ ensuring they do not reach the prison population.

“In addition, staff have increased the use of random and intelligence led cell searches on a daily basis.

“Our Canine Unit carry out searches around the prisons, including a greater focus on searching deliveries."

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