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special edition Crime World Extra: The warring factions behind the Drogheda gangland feud


Nicola Tallant

Nicola Tallant

Nicola Tallant

It’s just three years since a hitman attempted to murder gang boss Owen Maguire, leaving him paralysed and dividing a town’s underworld into two feuding sides intent on wiping each other out.

Since then, six assassination attempts, four brutal murders - including the torture and dismemberment of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods - and a huge garda effort to protect the local community has turned Drogheda into a town under siege from organised crime.

So why has such an explosion of violence happened in an ordinary commuter town?

Nicola Tallant chats with Irish Independent Crime Correspondent Ken Foy about the origins of the Drogheda feud, the murder probes which have netted some key players, the social media taunts which have deepened the hatred between the rival sides and the fears that a new generation is now rising from the ashes of war.

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