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Tony McGregor stops to say 'yello' to locals in luxury Lamborghini Aventador

The former taxi driver’s €324k luxury sports car certainly drew attention as Tony stopped to talk to a few admirers outside a hairdressers

Super-stylin': Tony in the Lamborghini

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Conor McGregor’s dad Tony caught the eye of locals as he cruised around Ballina in a bright yellow Lamborghini Aventador on Monday.

The former taxi driver’s €324,000 luxury sports car certainly drew attention as Tony stopped to talk to a few admirers outside a hairdressers before posing for a snap.

Sharing photos on his Instagram story, the Dubliner wrote: "The Ballina crew."

The post comes less than a week after Tony posted a picture of his son’s Forged Irish Stout on his Instagram story and tagged the Black Forge Inn that had been targeted in a suspected petrol bomb attack the night before.

Conor himself also 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.

Tony says 'yello'

Gardai are investigating what they have described as an “incident of attempted criminal damage” at the licenced premises on the Drimnagh Road, Crumlin 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.

No arrests have yet been made and CCTV footage from the area will be reviewed as part of Garda inquiries.

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

“No damage was done to the premises. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident.

“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,” the spokesman added.

McGregor purchased the Black Forge Inn in 2020 and later spent a further €1m renovating the pub.

The sums spent so far on the property are modest for The Notorious who earned €149m between 2020 and 2021.

The massive earnings, bolstered by the sale of his majority share in the 'Proper 12' whiskey brand, were more than other high-profile stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods.

McGregor has been regularly sighted at the pub in recent months promoting the premises and posing for pictures with fans.

Conor raises a glass after the fire-bombing incident

He was recently granted planning permission by Dublin City Centre to add an extension to the rear of the Dublin 12 venue.

The plans will see the addition of a large single-story extension and food preparation area, as well as an outdoor dining section with raised canopy overhead.

Sharing a picture of the pub on Twitter to announce the plans, McGregor said: "There she is in all her mystical glory! To the top left of this picture, where the black gate and tarmac is, is where my new indoor/outdoor area will be.

"Ready by February. It will add a whole other dimension to this already amazing Dublin Twelve premise! Proper indeed!"

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