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Archive: Life and death inside the mob


He was the classic soldier for the mob. A teenager from the flats desperate for more, a street fighter with a feared reputation and a boy with an insatiable hunger for hard cash. Looking back now, Joey O’Brien, sees that his was a clear path right into the heart of a murderous drug cartel, a brutal world where money is everything and life can end in an instant. His own story is still unfolding. He now lives on the run, and with a €250k bounty on his head, every trip back to Ireland is taken at huge risk to his life. He has been exiled from the world he once knew - a world now controlled by the Kinahan cartel. Don't miss Part 2 in this week's Sunday World - My Life inside the mob

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