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special edition Crime World Extra: The Wilsons - Ireland's most feared clan of killers for hire (re-post)

How did one family produce so many assassins?

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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

John, Keith, Alan, Eric and Luke Wilson were once Ireland’s most feared gangland family who terrorised the underworld and threatened the pillars of the State.

Bonded by blood, the five Wilsons operated as guns for hire as they honed their skills as killing machines in the brutal world of feuding drug gangs.

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