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Conor McGregor’s dad Tony posts picture of son's Forged Irish Stout after petrol bomb attack

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

Tony posted a picture of a pint of Forged Irish Stout

Robin Schiller and Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Conor McGregor’s dad Tony has posted a picture featuring a pint of his son’s Forged Irish Stout on his Instagram story this afternoon and tagging the Black Forge Inn that was targeted in a suspected petrol bomb attack last night.

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.

Conor McGregor in The Black Forge Inn pub

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.

He also recently secured planning permission with 10 planning conditions attached by the council for the scheme, which will see it expanded at the rear of the venue

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.

He last fought in July, at UFC 264 in Las Vegas, during which he suffered a broken leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier.

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