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Conor McGregor raises a glass in his pub after suspected petrol bomb attack

It has been reported that the Black Forge Inn was targeted when a bottle filled with an accelerant was thrown at the rear of the property

The former UFC champion said: 'Happy thirsty Thursday everyone out there'

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Conor McGregor raised a glass in his boozer to “all our soaring souls” on the day after it was targeted in a suspected petrol bomb attack.

The Notorious posted pictures of himself enjoying a pint in the Black forge Inn in the wake of the incident that happened on Wednesday night on the Drimnagh Road in Dublin 12.

Gardai have been investigating what they have described as an “incident of attempted criminal damage” at the licenced premises that is owned by the UFC star.

“No damage was done to the premises,” gardai said, as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.

It has been reported that the Black Forge Inn, which McGregor bought for €2m two years ago, was attacked when a bottle filled with an accelerant was thrown at the rear of the property, although the suspected petrol bomb failed to ignite.

Yesterday, after his dad, Tony, had posted a picture of a pint of his son’s Forged Irish Stout on his Instagram story, Conor took to his onw Instagram page with a post entitled ‘Thirsty Thursdays’.

The former UFC champion said: "Happy thirsty Thursday everyone out there enjoy your selves because life is a bitch and then you die. You never know when you gonna go. Rip all our soaring souls, they are still right here among us! Spirits remain!"

Officers are now appealing for anyone who as in the area at the time to come forward with information.

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí are investigating an incident of attempted criminal damage at a licensed premises on the Drimnagh Road, Crumlin last night, Wednesday 12th January 2022.

"No damage was done to the premises.

"Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident is asked to contact Gardaí. Gardaí are particularly keen for anyone with camera footage from the area overnight to make this available to them.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda station on 01 666 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."


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