Innocent Hutch family members still living in fear of Kinahan cartel in Dublin after being targeted by mob
- 8:00, 16 Apr 2022
INNOCENT members of the Hutch family are still living in fear of the Kinahan cartel.
Former Dublin Lord Mayor Nial Ring told The Irish Sun three people in the north inner city area of the capital are waiting to be re-housed.
They include innocent relatives of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch who were targeted in a campaign of intimidation by cartel thugs who also live in the area.
Scare tactics included cars being damaged, houses attacked, assaults and threats being made.
The cartel’s empire lies in ruin after Tuesday’s move by American officials to slap its leaders with sanctions.
But the mob still has loyal foot soldiers living close to members of the Hutch family.
Independent Cllr Ring said: “The reality is that there are still people living in fear and we’re working to try and get them a new home.
“There has been a continued fall out from this feud and it’s affecting people who had absolutely nothing to do with it.
“People were being targeted because of their name and because they would have been easy targets.”
The US has offered a $5million reward for info leading to the arrests of gang boss Daniel Kinahan, his dad Christy and brother Christopher Jnr.
And Cllr Ring — who was helping to get Gareth Hutch re-housed before he was murdered by Jonathan Keogh, Thomas Fox and Regina Keogh in May 2016 — said locals are delighted.
He told us: “I have been speaking to a lot of people in the community this week and they are all delighted with the announcement last week — it has given people hope.
“Families have been under so much pressure from this criminal gang and it’s great to see them being dismantled.”
As the Kinahans remain in Dubai, Cllr Ring said he will call on the Justice Minister and Dublin City Council to publicly recognise the Gardai’s efforts in bringing cartel thugs to justice since 2016.