Ireland Murders

Ireland: The Capital of Murder in Western Europe

Gangland killings timeline

I have not included murders of a domestic nature or between families, such as Patrica O’Connor in Rathfarnham (originally from Wexford), Rose Hanrahan from Limerick in her own home (with the suspect fleeing back to his own country)… not to mention the 2 murders in Country Cork in broad daylight… what is happening in Ireland?

In the last decade we have at least 235 unsolved murders in this country.  Here is an outline of the gangland murders below.  This does not include the numbers of missing women in the last 20 years in Ireland… high profile cases like JoJo Dollard and Annie McCarrick.

With the corruption in the Gardaí now, and the scandal in Templemore, are our police force fit for purpose?

—Retired Garda (who wishes to remain anonymous)


5 June 2018: Innocent Bobby Messett (50) shot dead by a lone gunman at a boxing club in Bray, Wicklow. Two other men were shot and injured including the owner of the club, who was also the intended target.

27 February 2018: Kenneth Finn (36) died in hospital two days after being shot in the head near his home in Coolock, north Dublin. Finn associated with major criminals and was a suspect in more than one gangland murder.

30 January 2018: Jason Molyneaux (27) shot multiple times by a lone gunman near his home in North Strand, north Dublin. Molyneaux was heavily involved in serious crime and had been warned by Gardai that his life was in danger from rival criminals.

20 January 2018: Derek Hutch (27) shot dead as he sat in a car near Cloverhill Prison in west Dublin. Linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud.

2 December 2017: The body of Kane McCormack (24) was found on farmland in County Meath. He had been shot in the head. His father, Noel Kirwan, was killed a year previously and both murders are linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud.

28 October 2017: Jamie Tighe Ennis (24) shot dead near his home by a lone gunman in Coolock, north Dublin. Ennis had convictions for firearms offences and was a suspect in several violent incidents in the months before his death.

18 September 2017: John Gibson (29), from Lucan, shot dead as he parked his car outside a shopping centre in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Gibson was a friend of Darragh Nugent, killed a week before. Both were targeted by the same Clondalkin based gang.

11 September 2017: Darragh Nugent (36) shot dead near his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Nugent was on bail for firearms offences and the killing is linked to a feud amongst west Dublin criminals.

16 August 2017: Antoinette Corbally (48) and Clinton Shannon (30) were shot dead in Ballymun, north Dublin. Both were innocent victims, killed after two gunmen target Corbally’s brother, a violent criminal with convictions for armed robbery. Another brother, Michael Devoy (41), was shot dead in 2014.

31 May 2017: The body of Michael Keogh (37) was found in a car at an underground car park in Dorset Street Upper, north inner city, Dublin. An associate of the Kinahan gang, He had been shot several times in a killing linked to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

22 December 2016: Noel Kirwan (62) shot dead in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Kirwan was not involved in crime and may have been targeted because of his friendship with the Hutch family.

7 December 2016: Aidan ‘The Beast’ O’Driscoll (37) shot dead by two gunmen on a busy street in Blackpool, Cork City. O’Driscoll was a leading member of the Real IRA in Cork and was a suspect in several murders in both Cork and Dublin.

2 December 2016: Notorious Ballyfermot gangster Mark Desmond (41) shot three times in a public park in Lucan, west Dublin. Desmond was a suspect in at least four gangland murders and had many enemies.

2 September 2016: The body of Philip Finnegan (24) was found in woodland near Cadbury, Kildare. Finnegan, from south inner city Dublin, had been missing for a month and Gardai suspect he was abducted and stabbed to death by criminal associates.

17 August 2016: Trevor O’Neill (42), from Drimnagh, south west Dublin, shot dead in a case of mistaken identity in Majorca, Spain. The intended target was a member of the Hutch family, in a killing linked to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

1 July 2016: David Douglas (53) shot dead on Bridgefoot Street, south inner city, Dublin. Douglas, who had served lengthy prison sentences for armed robbery and drug dealing, survived a previous attempt on his life in November 2015.

5 June 2016: The body of Neil Fitzgerald (36) was found in a laneway in Tallaght, south west Dublin. He had been shot several times in the head and body. Fitzgerald, who was only recently released from prison after serving seven years for pointing a loaded gun at three detectives, was a suspect in several violent incidents linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud.

23 May 2016: Gareth Hutch (35) shot dead by two gunmen outside his home in north inner city Dublin. Suspected armed robber Hutch was targeted  by the Kinahan gang in a killing linked to the ongoing feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

25 April 2016: Thomas Farnham (37) shot dead by a lone masked gunman in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Motive unclear.

25 April 25 2016: Michael Barr (35) shot dead by two masked men at a bar in Ballybough, north inner city Dublin. Barr was an associate of the Hutch gang and was targeted in a killing linked to the Hutch-Kinahan feud. Eamonn Cumberton (30) was convicted by a non-jury court after his DNA was found in the partially burnt get-away car and sentenced to life.

14 April 2016: Martin O’Rourke (25) shot dead in a case of mistaken identity by a lone gunman in broad daylight on Sheriff Street, north central Dublin. The killing is linked to a feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs. The intended target is a senior member of the Hutch gang. A gun was recovered nearby but the gunman escaped.

23 March 2016: Noel Duggan (55) shot dead by a lone gunman as he sat in his car outside his home in Ratoath, Meath. Duggan, one of Ireland’s biggest cigarette smugglers, was a close associate of Gerry Hutch and was killed in revenge for David Byrne’s murder six weeks earlier.

29 February 2016: Vincent Ryan (25) shot several times as he sat in his car in Finglas, north Dublin. He died hours later in hospital. Ryan was murdered by the same north Dublin gang that killed his brother Alan, a senior Real IRA member, in 2012.

8 February 2016: Eddie Hutch (59) killed after four masked gunmen enter his home and shoot him multiple times, in Ballybough, north inner city Dublin. Hutch, an uncle of Gary Hutch who was killed in September 2015, was not involved in organised crime and was killed in revenge for David Byrne’s murder .

5 February 2016: David Byrne (33), from Crumlin, south west Dublin, shot dead by a six man hit team during a weigh-in for a boxing event at the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, north Dublin. Byrne was a senior member of an Irish gang based mainly in Spain and was killed in retaliation for the murder of Gary Hutch in September. Patrick Hutch (24) charged with murder and awaiting trial.

16 January 2016: Kenneth O’Brien (33), from Ballyfermot, west Dublin, killed by a Clondalkin-Ballyfermot based criminal gang. He was shot in the head and his body was dismembered. His remains were found over several days in the Grand Canal, Kildare. Motive remains unclear.

30 December 2015: Darren Kearns (33) shot dead in front of his wife outside a restaurant near his home in Cabra, north Dublin. Kearns had recently been released from prison where he served a sentence for drug trafficking. Killed by north Dublin gangsters over unpaid debt.

24 September 2015: Dublin gangster Gary Hutch (34) shot dead outside his apartment near Marbella, Spain. Hutch, a convicted armed robber and a suspected major drug trafficker, was killed after falling out with his associates, members of an Irish organised crime gang based in Spain. Hutch was a nephew of veteran north Dublin gangster, Gerry Hutch.

21 August 2015: Jason Doogue (22) shot dead by a masked gunman in Athy, Kildare, in a drug related killing. James Lammon (43) convicted after a trial and sentenced to life.

12 June 12 : Keith Walker (36) shot dead with an uzi sub-machine gun in Clonsilla, west Dublin. Walker, who was not involved in crime, was killed in a case of mistaken identity. Christopher McDonald (34) convicted after a trial and sentenced to life.

27 May 2015: Alan O’Neill (35) shot dead by two masked gunmen outside his home in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

26 March 2015: Paul Kavanagh (27) shot dead after his car was rammed in broad daylight on a street in Cabra, north Dublin. Kavanagh, from Drimnagh, was heavily involved in organised crime and close associates are the suspected killers. His older brother, Gerard, was murdered in Spain six months earlier. No convictions.

15 February 2015: Edward Nugent (64) shot dead in case of mistaken identity in Walkinstown, south west Dublin. Gardai suspect his killers, young criminals from Crumlin, were targeting a rival criminal. No convictions.

25 September 2014: Drug dealer Benny Whitehouse (36) shot dead as he dropped his child to school in Balbriggan, north Dublin. He was killed by former associates, members of a north Dublin drugs gang. No convictions.

13 September 2014: The body of Gerard Daly (42) was found in a bog in Meath three years after he went missing. He was abducted and shot by a criminal gang he associated with. No convictions.

6 September 2014: Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh (44) shot dead by two masked men at an Irish  bar in Marbella, Spain. Kavanagh, from Drimnagh, was killed by his former associates, members of an Irish organised crime gang. No convictions.

19 August  2014: Gang leader ‘Fat’ Andy Connors (43) shot dead in front of his wife and young children in Saggart, south Dublin. Killed by former associates in a row over money. No convictions.

30 July 2014: The body of Paul Gallagher (26) was found in a field in Meath. He had been shot several times. Gallagher was a member of a northside gang involved in the assassination of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan. No convictions.

26 March 2014: The bodies of small time drug dealers Eoin O’Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33) were found on an island in Lough Sheelin, Cavan, two months after they went missing. Both men, from Coolock, north Dublin, had been shot in the head. Killed by a major Dublin criminal based in Cavan. No convictions.

4 May 2014: Major gangland criminal Christopher Zambra (38) was killed after being ambushed by several armed men on a Sunday afternoon in Drimnagh, south Dublin. Zambra, who was acquitted of the gangland murder of John Carroll, had many enemies and the list of suspects is long. No convictions.

15 April 2014: John O’Regan (48) shot dead in Ballymun, north Dublin. Killed by Finglas gang. Motive remains unclear. O’Regan’s brother, Willie, was murdered in 2003. No convictions.

21 March 2014: ‘Fat’ Deccy Smith (31) shot in the face with shotgun outside his son’s creche in Donaghmede, north Dublin. Smith, who was a suspect in two unsolved murders in his hometown of Belfast, was killed in revenge for the kidnapping and torture of a rival gangster in an attempt to extort money and guns. No convictions.

15 March 2014: Stephen ‘Dougie’ Moran (46) shot dead outside his home in Lucan, west Dublin. Moran was heavily involved in organised crime, with links to several gangs and to the Continuity IRA. In the weeks before his death, he had been acting as bodyguard to notorious criminal John Gilligan. No convictions.

13 February 2014: EX-professional boxer James Talbot (46) killed at his home in Lucan, west Dublin. A group of armed men broke down his front door and shot him dead. Drugs related. No convictions.

18 January 2014: Michael Devoy (41) from Ballymun shot in the head and dumped in a ditch in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Devoy was suspected of ordering the assassination of southside gang leader Greg Lynch, who was shot in the face but survived, and was killed in revenge. No convictions.

7 January 2014: The body of petty criminal Christy Daly (47) was found in a roadside drain in Clara, Offaly. He had been tortured and shot several times by a gang who suspected Daly had stolen drugs they had hidden near his home. Ross Allen (25) convicted of manslaughter for leading the killers to Daly.

1 November 2013: The dismembered body of heroin dealer Christopher Gaffney (37) is found in a field in Meath. Gaffney, from Blanchardstown, west Dublin, was abducted, tortured and killed by west Dublin criminals. No convictions.

29 August 2013: Jason Carroll (39) was shot multiple times as he exited his car outside his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Carroll, who associated with major criminals, was killed by Clondalkin gang. No convictions.

24 August 2013: Dean Johnson (21) shot dead in a case of mistaken identity near his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Killed by Clondalkin criminal gang. No convictions.

19 July 2013: Convicted armed robber Carl Wynne (46) died several weeks after he was shot in the head in Tallaght, south west Dublin by major Finglas based gang. No convictions.

15 July 2013: Drug dealer Michael Kelly (27) shot several times in head at Grand Canal Place, south Dublin by Crumlin-Drimnagh based gang. Motive unclear. No convictions.

18 May 2013: The body of career criminal Alan Desmond (37) was found by children on wasteground in Tallaght, south west Dublin. He had been shot in the head. Suspects are former associates. No convictions.

1 May 2013: Lithuanian gangster Gintaras Zelvys (41) shot dead in Rahtcoole, west Dublin. A contract killing carried out by west Dublin criminals. No convictions.

6 April 2013: Jamie Lyndsey (20) shot in the head near his home in Athy, Kildare in a dispute over drug money. Darren Wynne (21) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

6 March 2013: Senior Real IRA member Peter Butterly (35) shot dead in a pub car park in Gormanstown, Meath. Three associates have been charged with murder and are awaiting a second trial after the first trial collapsed.

3 March 2013: Convicted criminal Paul Cullen (26) shot three times in the head after masked men enter a bar in Cabra, north Dublin. Killed by former associates in row about money. No convictions.

25 January 2013: The body of drug dealer Philip O’Toole (32) found in woodland in Wicklow. O’Toole, from Bray, was abducted and shot by former associates. No convictions.

25 January  2013: Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe (41) shot dead by a gang of armed robbers while on a routine cash escort in Bellurgan, Louth. The unmarked Garda car Donohue was driving was surrounded by four masked raiders and he was shot in the face with a shotgun as he exited the car. His colleague, Detective Joe Ryan, was ordered out of the car and held at gunpoint while the raiders stole a bag of cash containing only €4,000. The suspects are a gang with members from both sides of the Armagh-Louth border and Gardai expect to bring charges against all those involved. No convictions.

28 December 2012: Career criminal Christopher Warren (35) shot dead in Central Dublin. Killed by a south inner city gang after he assaulted a woman in a bar days previously. No convictions.

4 December 2012: Veteran crime boss Eamon Kelly (65) gunned down near his home in Killester, north Dublin. Real IRA member Sean Connolly (34) convicted at the non-jury Special Criminal Court and sentenced to life imprisonment.

9 November 2012: John Kerins (49) killed with shotgun blast at his home in Cavan. Kerins, who was involved in serious crime, was killed by a criminal gang he associated with. No convictions.

29 September 2012: John Wilson (35) shot dead in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Wilson, whose two brothers are serving life sentences for separate murders, was a suspect in an incident outside a pub in Fairveiw, north Dublin, in which three men were shot and seriously injured. Wilson had many enemies and had survived previous attempts on his life. No convictions.

25 September 2012: Declan O’Reilly (32) shot dead in front of his ten-year-old son on South Circular Road, Dublin. O’Reilly had survived two previous attempts on his life and was also acquitted of a murder committed in Mountjoy prison. His killing is linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

24 September 2012: Violent gangster Gerard Eglington (27), from south Dublin, killed after gunmen enter his home in Portarlington, Laois. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

4 September 2012: North Dublin Real IRA leader Alan Ryan (32) shot and killed in Clongriffin, north Dublin. Ryan was killed by an alliance of gangs feuding with Real IRA. No convictions.

2 September 2012: Robert Sheehan (22), from Moyross in Limerick, shot dead outside a hotel as he attended a wedding reception in Bunratty, Clare. Killed in revenge for a previous incident involving Limerick criminals, in which a man was stabbed in the neck. No convictions.

7 March 2012: Dublin criminals Joseph Redmond (25) and Anthony Burnett (32) killed in Louth. Their bodies were found in a burning car in Ravensdale Forest. Both had been shot in the head. Killed by major Dublin gangsters. No convictions.

6 March 2012: Gangland enforcers Andrew Barry (31) and Zilvanas Varnauskas (31) shot dead at a house in Kildare. Killed after dispute with Tallaght based gang. No convictions.

8 February 2012: Melanie McCarthy-McNamara (16) shot dead in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Her boyfriend, involved in a feud with rival criminals, was the intended target. Keith Hall (24) and Daniel McDonnell (19) convicted after trial and given life sentences.

2 February 2012: Major drug dealer Alan McNally (35) shot six times in the head at a crowded bar in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by rival Finglas drug dealers. His brother, Graham, was murdered in 2009. No convictions.

7 January 2012: The body of James Kenny McDonagh (28) was found buried in the Dublin Mountains, fourteen months after he went missing. Abducted and shot by south inner city based gang. No convictions.

28 November 2011: David Darcy (39) shot dead outside his home in Ballyfermot, west Dublin, in a case of mistaken identity. Darcy was wrongly suspected of involvement in the murder of Continuity IRA member Liam Kenny five months previously. CIRA member Rose Lynch (50) convicted and sentenced to life.

15 September 2011: Major drug trafficker Michael ‘Mika’ Kelly (30) shot and killed with an Ak47 by two gunmen in Clongriffin, north Dublin. Kelly, who was responsible for several gangland murders, was killed by the Real IRA after he refused their extortion demands. No convictions.

3 September 2011: Tom McDonagh (49) shot dead by two gunmen in Ballymun, north Dublin. It’s suspected that drug dealer McDonagh owed a substantial debt to a north Dublin drugs gang. No convictions.

3 August 2011: Darren Falsey (36) shot dead in Carrigaline, Cork. Drug related. No convictions.

5 June 2011: Darren Cogan (22) shot dead by a masked gunman at a pub in Inchicore, south west Dublin. Cogan was killed in a case of mistaken identity. Linked to a feud between west Dublin criminals. No convictions.

10 June 2011: Senior Continuity IRA member Liam Kenny (53) shot dead in his home after a group of armed men broke down his front door in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Internal CIRA feud. No convictions.

6 June 2011: Michael Taylor (53) shot dead in broad daylight by two gunmen in Donabate, north Dublin. Taylor was killed in revenge for the murder of Paul Kelly four years earlier. Taylor’s son, Michael Jr., is serving a life sentence for the Kelly murder. No convictions.

11 May 2011: Dean Johnson (20) shot multiple times by lone gunman in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Johnson was killed hours after his involvement in a serious brawl in Tallaght. No convictions.

8 January 2011: Des Kelly (23) and Breda Waters (28) shot dead as they slept at a house in Southill, Limerick. Cousins Patrick O’Brien (33) and Thomas Stewart (29) convicted after trial and sentenced to life. Drugs related.

23 November 2010: Cousins Mark Noonan (23) and Glen Murphy (20) shot and killed outside a Tesco store in Finglas, north Dublin, in a case of mistaken identity. The gunmen are thought to be responsible for up to seven gangland murders. No convictions.

27 October 2010: Robert Ryle (30) shot seven times outside a house in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Ryle was picked as an easy target because he associated with serious criminals that the killers were feuding with. No convictions.

12 September 2010: Sean Winters (40) shot dead in Portmarnock, north Dublin. It’s suspected that drug dealer Winters was killed by the Real IRA after he refused their extortion demands. No convictions.

14 August 2010: Gangland hitman and a suspect in several murders, Daniel Gaynor (24), shot dead in front of his girlfriend and child on a street in Finglas, north Dublin. Keith Wilson (23) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

29 July 2010: The body of Paul Byrne (20), from Tallaght, was found in a forest near Blessington, Wicklow. He had been missing for more than a year. It is suspected he was murdered by a Tallaght drugs gang. No convictions.

13 July 2010: Stephen Byrne (32) shot dead in broad daylight on Sheriff Street, central Dublin. Byrne was the third member of his family to be killed in a gangland feud which began after a split in a north inner city gang. No convictions.

9 July 2010: Colm ‘Collie’ Owens (34) shot eight times at his place of work in Finglas, north Dublin. Although not a serious criminal, Owens was killed because he associated with major organised crime figures. Real IRA are suspects. No convictions.

30 June 2010: Brothers and convicted armed robbers Kenneth (32) and Paul Corbally (35) executed by a three man hit team after their Lexus car was rammed by a car disguised as a taxi on Neilstown Road in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Killed by a Clondalkin gang they were feuding with. No convictions.

23 April 2010: Major gangland criminal Eamon Dunne (34) shot dead after two masked men entered a pub in Cabra, north Dublin as he attended a birthday party. Dunne was suspected of involvement in up to seventeen gangland murders in the three years before his death. His assassination was organised by his own associates. No convictions.

21 March 2010: Ex-IRA member Seamus McMahon (41) shot dead by at least three gunmen after they forced their way in to his apartment in Dundalk. McMahon, who acted as an enforcer for criminal gangs, had many enemies. No convictions.

20 February 2010: Aidan Byrne (31) shot ten times as he sat in a car on Drumalee Avenue, Dublin. His murder is linked to the north inner city feud. Jonathan ‘Yuka’ Douglas (28) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

20 January 2010: Heroin dealer Gerard ‘Topper’ Stanton (42) shot dead by lone gunman outside his home in Wilton, Cork. Real IRA claimed responsibility. No convictions.

16 January 2010: Noel Deans (27) shot twice in the head as he walked near his home in Coolock, north Dublin. Deans was not involved in organised crime but had served several prison sentences. Killed by serious criminals from Coolock. No convictions.

10 January 2010: Paddy Mooney (58) and Brendan Molyneaux (46) shot dead at an apartment in Central Dublin. Gary Howard (24) convicted after trial and sentenced to life. He claimed he was forced to commit the double murder by an unnamed gangland figure.

9 January 2010: The body of John Paul Joyce (30) was found dumped in a ditch near Dublin Airport. He had been shot six times in the head. Drug dealer Joyce was killed by Finglas gang led by Eamon Dunne. No convictions.

24 December 2009: The body of drug dealer Stephen O’Meara (26) was found in a shallow grave in the Wicklow mountains. He had been shot and buried alive four months previously. Michael Dickenson (26) convicted after trial and sentenced to life. Clement Byrne (46) sentenced to eight years for manslaughter.

26 October 2009: Jason Egan (23) shot four times in the chest by a lone gunman in Mulhuddart, west Dublin. Killed in revenge for the murder of Wayne Doherty in June. No convictions.

9 October 2009: David Thomas (42) shot dead as he smoked a cigarette outside a Finglas pub. Thomas was acquitted of the murder of a man in Finglas in 1998 and Gardai suspect he was killed in revenge. No convictions.

13 September 2009: Convicted drug dealer Christopher Barry (25) shot dead at a bookmakers shop in Donnycarney, north Dublin. Linked to a feud between rival drugs gangs. Liam Bolger (23), who acted as getaway driver, convicted after a trial and sentenced to life. The gunman has never been identified.

5 August 2009: Pierce Reid (25) shot and killed in Clondalkin, west Dublin. He was heavily involved in a feud between rival Clondalkin drugs gangs. No convictions.

31 July 2009: Ian Kenny (21) died in hospital two years after he was shot in the face with a shotgun and thrown from a moving car in Stillorgan, south Dublin. Jonathan Dunne (23) sentenced to twelve years. Linked to feud between rival criminals.

17 July 2009: Violent gangster Anthony Cannon (26) killed in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Canon, who was wearing a bullet proof vest, was shot several times in the head. He was a central player in the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud and was a suspect in several gun attacks and a grenade attack against his rivals. No convictions.

4 July 2009: Wayne Doherty (32) shot dead in Hartstown, west Dublin after he intervened in a fight between his friends and a group of criminals. Robert Egan (27) convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 9 years.

17 June 2009: Tommy Joyce (20) shot dead in Coolock, north Dublin. Despite his young age, Joyce was a heavily involved in serious crime. Killed in revenge for John Clarke’s murder. No convictions.

12 June 2009: The body of Finglas criminal Paul Smyth (34) was found dumped in Balbriggan, north Dublin. He was abducted and shot by Eamon Dunne gang. No convictions.

7 May 2009: ‘Baby’ John Clarke (20) shot dead in his car as he entered an underground car park in Artane, north Dublin. Linked to ‘Fred’ Lynch’s murder five weeks before. No convictions.

9 April 2009: Businessman Roy Collins (35) shot dead at his family’s casino in Roxboro, Limerick. Gang leader Wayne Dundon (35), Roy Dillon (24) and Nathan Killeen (23) convicted and given life sentences. Dundon ordered the murder because he blamed the Collins family for a ten-year sentence he served after a shooting incident at a bar the family owned. Dillon was the gunman and Killeen the getaway driver.

30 March 2009: The body of David ‘Fred’ Lynch (26) was found on waste ground in Coolock, north Dublin. Lynch, who had survived a previous attempt on his life, was shot several times in the head. Linked to a feud which started after a split in a Coolock gang. No convictions.

13 March 2009: Shay O’Byrne (27)  shot dead in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. Garret O’Brien (35), Eugene Cullen (30) and Gary Flynn (31) convicted after three separate trials and given life sentences. Cullen died later in prison from a drug overdose.

3 March 2009: Drug dealer and gunman Michael Murray (41) shot several times in the head in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by gang led by Eamon Dunne. No convictions.

24 February 2009: The dismembered remains of Keith Ennis (30) were found in a suitcase floating in an Amsterdam canal. Ennis, from Clondalkin, had moved to Holland after he jumped bail in Ireland on drug and gun charges. Three men from Ireland have been charged and are awaiting trial.

18 February 2009: Drug dealer John Carroll shot dead by masked men in a pub in central Dublin. Peter Kenny (30) convicted after trial and sentenced to life. Three other men, including convicted armed robber and drug dealer, Christopher Zambra (38), who Gardai suspect ordered the hit, were acquitted. Zambra was assassinated in 2014.

24 January 2009: Drug trafficker Richard Keogh (30) gunned down outside a casino in Benalmadena, Spain. From Cabra, north Dublin, he had moved to Spain after he had survived a previous attempt on his life a year earlier. Irish gangsters based in Spain are chief suspects. No convictions.

20 January 2009: Gangster Graham McNally (34) shot dead as he sat in his car after being lured to a meeting in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by Finglas gang led by Eamon Dunne. No convictions.

19 January 2009: Stephen O’Halloran (20) shot dead outside his home by two gunmen in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Two other men with O’Halloran were also shot and seriously injured.  David Patchell (21) convicted after a trial and given life sentence. The second shooter was never identified. Drug related.

7 January 2009: Major heroin dealer Michael ‘Roly’ Cronin (35) and his driver James Moloney (26) shot dead in central Dublin. Killed by Finglas gang led by Eamon Dunne. The suspected hit man Christopher Gilroy (36) is missing, presumed dead. No convictions.

25 November 2008: Drug dealer Sean Cloherty (27) shot several times with a handgun at his home in Blakestown, west Dublin. Cloherty was killed by associates. No convictions.

9 November 2008: Innocent Shane Geoghegan (28) shot dead in case of mistaken identity in Garryowen, Limerick. Linked to Limerick gang feud. Major criminal John Dundon (30) was convicted of ordering the murder and Barry Doyle (26) was convicted of carrying out the killing. Both were given life sentences.

19 October 2008: Gavin McCarthy (22) shot dead by lone gunman on Sheriff Street, Dublin. Linked to north inner city gang feud. No convictions.

9 September 2008: Car dealer Christopher McDonagh (27) shot dead by two gunmen after they entered his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Killed by Clondalkin based criminals. Motive unclear. No convictions.

23 August 2008: Convicted armed robber Paul ‘Farmer’ Marin (30) shot in the head by a masked man in a Finglas pub. Martin was killed after falling out with Eamon Dunne gang. No convictions.

23 July 2008: Major drug dealers Alan Napper (39) and David Lindsay (38), from Coolock, abducted, tortured and killed by rival north Dublin criminals. Their bodies have never been found. No convictions.

21 July 2008: Armed robber Trevor Walsh (33) shot in the head near his home in Finglas, north Dublin, two days after his release from prison. Killed by gang led by Eamon Dunne. No convictions.

19 July 2008: Convicted drug dealer Anthony Foster (34) shot in the face with a shotgun as he left his apartment in Coolock, north Dublin. Killed on the orders of major north Dublin drug dealer. No convictions.

20 May 2008: Darren McGrath (33), from Cork, shot dead in Cavan in drug related killing. Trevor McCabe (35) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

18 April 2008: Anthony Russell (30) shot dead by two masked men at a pub in Artane, north Dublin. Linked to the north inner city gang feud. No convictions.

7 April 2008: The body of James Cronin (20) was found on wasteground in Ballinacurra Weston. He had been shot in the head and buried in a shallow grave. Gardai suspect, Cronin drove the getaway car in the Maloney murder two days previous, and was killed because his accomplices feared he would talk to Gardai when questioned. No convictions.

5 April 2008: Mark Moloney (40) shot and killed as he stood outside a shop in Garryowen, Limerick. Linked to the Limerick gang feud. Stephen O’Sullivan (20) convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years.

8 March 2008: Richard McCormack (29) shot dead by lone gunman near his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

6 March 2008: John Berney (29) shot dead by a masked gunman in Newcastle, west Dublin. Berney was a suspect in two unsolved gangland murders. No convictions.

18 February 2008: Petty criminal Darren Guerrine (21) shot dead near his home by the Grand Canal, Bluebell, west Dublin by more serious criminals based in west Dublin. No convictions.

4 February 2008: Dublin gangster Paddy Doyle (27) shot dead by rival criminals in Estepona, Spain. Doyle was a suspect in several murders linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

7 January 2008: Roma gypsy Marioaro Rostas (18) abducted by violent criminals from the south inner city, as she begged for money on a street in the Coombe, Dublin. She was shot four times in the head and buried in a shallow grave in the Dublin mountains. Alan Wilson (35) was acquitted of her murder after a trial in 2014. No convictions.

5 January 2008: Convicted armed robber David Lynch (39) shot multiple times by a lone gunman in Cranmore, Sligo. Linked to feud between rival Sligo criminals. No convictions.

28 November 2007: The body of Richard Kelly (17) was found in a lake in Bodyke, Clare, almost two years after he went missing. Kelly from, Southill, Limerick was a petty criminal who Gardai suspect stole a car containing drugs and guns, not knowing it belonged to the McCarthy-Dundon gang. He was shot as a warning to others. No convictions.

14 November 2007: Drug dealer Sean McMahon (35) shot dead after a gunman entered his home in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

22 October 2007: Convicted armed robber and a suspect in two gangland murders, John Daly (27), was shot dead as he sat in a taxi in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by Eamon Dunne gang. No convictions.

8 October 2007: Gareth Grant (25) shot and killed in St. Mary’s Park, Limerick. Keane-Collopy gang member Greg Crawford (24) convicted after trial and given life sentence.

5 October 2007: Car dealer Brian Downes (40) and Eddie Ward (24) shot dead as they stood talking outside Downes’ garage forecourt in Walkinstown, south west Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

23 September 2007: Drug dealer Derek Duffy (37) shot dead as he sat in his car in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by former associates. No convictions.

15 July 2007: Petty criminal Kevin Ledwidge (27) shot dead by two gunmen in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed after a dispute with major Finglas gang. No convictions.

27 May 2007: Innocent Ian Tobin (25) shot dead in Blanchardstown, west Dublin. His brother Blake was the intended target. The gunman, Michael Murray, was killed two years later by Finglas criminals in an unconnected incident. Bryan Ryan (24), who drove Murray to and from the scene on a stolen motorcycle, was convicted after a trial and given a life sentence.

21 May 2007: Convicted drug dealer David Brett (33) shot dead near his home in Ballydesmond, north Cork. Motive unclear. No convictions.

26 April 2007: Convicted armed robber Noel Campion (35) shot and killed in Thomondgate, Limerick. Linked to Limerick gang feud. No convictions.

6 April 2007: Paul Kelly (26) shot multiple times by two masked men outside an apartment block in Clontarf, north Dublin. Killed in a dispute between rival northside criminals. Michael Taylor (31) convicted after a trial and sentenced to life. Taylor’s father was murdered in revenge four years later.

22 March 2007: Roy Coddington (36) shot dead on Mornington beach, Meath. Drug related. No convictions.

14 March 2007: Robbie O’Hanlon (25) shot dead as he played 5-a-side football in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Linked to feud between Clondalkin criminals. No convictions.

2 February 2007: Thomas McDonagh (28) shot six times in the body and head outside his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

23 January 2007: Damien Dowdall (22) shot dead in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Dowdall was not involved in serious crime and the motive remains unclear. Suspects are a west Dublin criminal gang. No convictions.

27 December 2006: Stephen Ledden (28) shot dead in Oriel Street, north-inner-city Dublin. Killed in revenge for Batt Byrne murder two weeks earlier. Ledden’s suspected killer, Stephen Byrne, was himself shot dead in revenge in July 2010. No convictions.

18December 2006: Noel Crawford (40) shot dead in Southill, Limerick. Jonathan Fitzgerald (21) convicted after trial and sentenced to life. Linked to Limerick gang feud.

13 December 2006: Gerard ‘Batt’ Byrne (26) shot multiple times outside a shop in Custom House Square in the heart of Dublin’s Financial District. Linked to the north-inner city gang feud in which Byrne was a suspect in several violent incidents. No convictions.

12 December 2006: Major gangland figure Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland (36) shot dead as he slept at a house in Finglas, north Dublin. Hyland led a gang of armed robbers and drug dealers in north Dublin and was killed by his own closest associates. An apprentice plumber, Anthony Campbell (20), who was working in the house where Hyland was staying, was also killed. No convictions.

1 December 2006: The mutilated body of Eddie McCabe (20) was found dumped in a laneway in Inchicore, south west Dublin. He had been abducted, tortured and beaten to death in a killing linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. McCabe’s father was murdered in 1995 in a suspected gangland hit. No convictions.

23 November 2006: Paul Reay (26) shot dead by a gunman in Drogheda, Louth. Reay was awaiting trial in connection with a major drugs seizure and was killed by his associates. No convictions.

19 November 2006: Mother of two Baiba Saulite (28) shot dead as she smoked a cigarette at her front door in Swords, north Dublin. Killed by north Dublin criminals on behalf of her husband, Lebanese gangster Hassan Hassan. No convictions.

14 November 2006: Ray Collins (42) shot dead by the pillion passenger on a motorcycle that pulled alongside him as he walked near Croke Park, north inner-city Dublin. Killed after a dispute with local gangsters. No convictions.

13 November 2006: Heroin addict Thomas Moran (26) shot dead in Southill, Limerick by local drugs gang. No convictions.

26 September 2006: A suspect in two gangland murders, Gary Bryan (30), was shot dead as he worked on a car outside his girlfriend’s home in Walkinstown, south west Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

17 September 2006: ‘Fat’ Frankie Ryan (21) shot dead as he sat in his car in Moyross, Limerick. Linked to Limerick gang feud. Gary Campion (25) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

19 August 2006: Wayne Zambra (22) shot dead as he sat in his car in Cameron street, south inner-city Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

18 July 2006: The bodies of Westies gang leaders Shane Coates (34) and Stephen Sugg (27) were found buried under concrete at a warehouse in Alicante, Spain. They had fled to Spain in 2003 after a shoot-out with Gardai in which Coates received gun shot wounds. They had been missing for two years and were killed by rival Irish gangsters based in Spain. No convictions.

19 June 2006: James Perdue (22) shot and killed outside his apartment building in Donaghmede, north Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

2 June 2006: Keith Fitzsimmoms (23) shot dead in case of mistaken identity in Killbarrack, north Dublin. His suspected killers are thought to be responsible for at least five other murders. No convictions.

29 May 2006: Drug dealer Patrick Harte (42) shot dead in Raheny, north Dublin. Killed by his own associates. No convictions.

10 May 2006: Aidan Kelly (19) from Moyross, Limerick, was shot dead near his home in a Limerick feud related murder. No convictions.

8 May 2006: Lee Kinsella (30) shot dead in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by Finglas criminal gang. No convictions.

24 April 2006: Gerard Goulding (24) shot dead by a lone gunman in Donaghmede, north Dublin in drugs related killing. No convictions.

14 March 2006: Shay Bradley (28) shot dead in Cabra, north Dublin. Bradley was a suspect in the murder of Owen McCarthy four months earlier. Killed by a Clondalkin based gang. No convictions.

11 February 2006: Dara McCormack (24) shot dead in Blanchardstown, west Dublin. Aidan Finnegan (31) convicted of manslaughter and given a twelve year sentence. Drug related.

11 December 2005: Ian McConnell (28) shot dead in Ballymun, north Dublin. Linked to feud between rival criminals. Stephen ‘Ned’ Kelly (22) convicted after trial and given life sentence.

15 November 2005: Senior gang member Noel Roche (27) shot dead in Clontarf, north Dublin. Linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. Roche’s brother, John, was murdered eight months previously in another feud related killing. Craig White (23) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

13 November 2005: Darren Geoghegan (26) and Gavin Byrne (30) shot dead as they sat in a car in Firhouse, south Dublin. Linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

4 November 2005: The body of drug dealer Owen McCarthy (27) was found in the Wicklow Mountains. McCarthy, from Clondalkin, had been shot twice in the head by Clondalkin criminals in drug related killing. No convictions.

28 October 2005: Limerick criminal David Nunan (25) shot dead in Parteen, Clare. Motive unclear. No convictions.

14 September 2005: Cork drug trafficker Michael ‘Danser’ Aherne (38) shot dead in Albufeira, Portugal. Englishman David Figueira convicted of murder and sentenced to 17 years. Three Irishmen were convicted of aiding in the murder and were given much lighter sentences.

7 September 2005: Mark Glennon (32) shot dead in Blanchardstown, west Dublin. His brother, Andrew, was murdered five months previously by the same west Dublin criminals. No convictions.

18 August 2005: Andrew ‘Chicore’ Dillon (29) shot several times in the face and dumped in a ditch in Finglas, north Dublin. Dillon, who associated with some of Dublin’s major gangs, was killed by Finglas gang led by Marlo Hyland. No convictions.

13 August 2005: Convicted drug dealer Eric Cummins (31) shot dead in Ballincollig, Cork. Killed by criminal gang from Cork’s southside. No convictions

10 August 2005: Drug dealer Vincent O’Brien (53) shot three times in the head at his home in Bray, Wicklow. Killed by close associates. No convictions.

27 May 2005: Anthony Creed (36) shot dead in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Linked to feud between criminal gang and the INLA. No convictions.

14 May 2005: Martin Kenny (22) shot dead in Ballyfermot, west Dublin in a killing linked to feud between rival Ballyfermot criminals. No convictions.

6 May 2005: Mark Byrne (31) shot dead by lone gunman in Phibsboro, north Dublin, minutes after his release from Mountjoy Prison. Killed in revenge for his involvement in a violent attack in prison . No convictions.

30 April 2005: Violent gangster Andrew Glennon (30) shot multiple times after being ambushed by four gunmen near his home Blanchardstown, west Dublin. Killed after split in Westies gang. No convictions.

28 April 2005: Hughie McGinley (26) shot in the head by the pillion passenger on a motorcycle in Sligo town centre. Linked to feud between Sligo criminals. No convictions.

14 April 2005: Drug dealer Terence Dunleavy (27) shot dead in Ballybough, north Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

12 April 2005: Innocent Joseph Rafferty (29) shot dead outside his apartment in Ongar, west Dublin. Killed by south Dublin criminals after he intervened in a row at a wedding. No convictions.

3 April 2005: James Curran (44) shot three times in the head in a bar on Francis Street, central Dublin. Bernard Dempsey (48) convicted and given life sentence. Personal dispute.

9 March 2005: John Roche (24) shot dead in Kilmainham, south Dublin. Linked to Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

21 November 2004: Paul Cunningham (23) killed after two men break in to his home and shoot him as he slept in Mulhuddart, west Dublin. Cunningham was involved in several violent incidents in the days before his death. Linked to a feud between rival Finglas criminals. No convictions.

8 September 2004: Drug trafficker Sean Dunne (32) from Donaghmede, north Dublin, went missing from his home in Alicante, Spain. Dunne moved to Spain after surviving a gangland hit a year previously in Ireland, in which he was shot several times. Police suspect he was murdered by other Irish drug dealers based in Spain. His body has never been found. No convictions.

17 April 2004: Jonathan O’Reilly (25) shot dead as he sat in his car outside Cloverhill Prison, Clondalkin, west Dublin. Thomas Hinchon (25) and Brian Kenny (36) sentenced to life imprisonment after trial. Drug related.

7 March 2004: Drug dealer Brendan Cox (40) killed with two shotgun blasts by rival drug dealers in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. No convictions.

25 February 2004: Paul Warren (23) shot dead by masked gunmen at a pub in south-inner city Dublin. Linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

1 February 2004: Kenneth Byrne (30) shot dead in south-inner city Dublin, two weeks after his release from prison where he had served a ten year sentence for armed robbery. Killed by rival criminals. No convictions.

11 November 2003: The body of Jason Tolan (24) was found on waste ground in Mulhuddart, west Dublin. He had been shot with a shotgun. Linked to internal Westies gang feud. Thomas Murphy (25) convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years.

20 October 2003: The body of Michael Campbell McNamara (23) found in a field in Rathbane, Limerick. He had been stabbed repeatedly and shot in the face. In 2007, Andrew Nolan (27) was sentenced to four years imprisonment for luring McNamara to his death. Linked to the Limerick feud.

9 October 2003: The body of petty criminal Patrick Sheridan (27) was found on wasteground in Finglas, north Dublin. He was shot twice in the head by a gang of violent young criminals from Finglas, who suspected Sheridan was a Garda informer. No convictions.

17 August 2003: Violent gangster Bernard ‘Verb’ Sugg (23) shot dead by two masked gunmen at a pub in Blanchardstown, west Dublin. Sugg was a leading member of the Westies gang and was killed in an internal feud. No convictions.

4 August 2003: Thomas Canavan (35) shot dead by masked gunman at a pub in Inchicore, west Dublin. Canavan was not involved in organised crime and the motive is unclear. No convictions.

2 August 2003: The body of Lee Conkey (32) was found in a field in Louth. Originally from Belfast but living in Dublin, he had been beaten and strangled to death. Conkey had links to serious criminals and to the INLA. Motive unclear. No convictions.

8 July 2003: David McGuinness (35) shot dead as he answered his front door in Tallaght, south west Dublin. McGuinness was not involved in serious crime and the motive is unclear. No convictions.

7 July 2003: John Ryan (47) shot dead in Thomondgate, Limerick. Killed by the Keane-Collopy gang in feud related murder. No convictions.

14 June 2003: Bouncer Ronald Draper (25) shot dead as he worked at a pub on Eden Quay in central Dublin. Draper was a member of a criminal gang that were feuding with the INLA. No convictions.

12 June 2003: William O’Regan (33) killed after two masked men kicked in his apartment door and shot him multiple times. The trial of Finglas gangster Declan Curran (24), one of the suspected gunmen, collapsed due to witness intimidation. Curran and his associates were involved in a feud with the O’Regan family. No convictions.

19 April 2003: Michael Scott (25) shot dead after gunmen entered his home as he slept in Ballymun, north Dublin. Scott was killed after he assaulted a Finglas criminal a day earlier. No convictions.

12 April 2003: The body of Paul Ryan (27) from Raheny, north Dublin was found on the roadside in Coolderry, Offaly. He had been killed by a shotgun blast. Darren Byrne (38) acquitted after a trial. Ryan was suspected of ripping off the Westies gang.

5 April 2003: Drug dealer Declan Griffin (32) shot in the head at a pub in Inchicore, west Dublin. He was wearing a bullet proof vest and was armed with a handgun when killed. Shay Wildes (37) acquitted of murder after trial.

23 March 2003: Drug dealer Charles Merriman (27) shot in the head with a shotgun and dumped on a roadside in Finglas, north Dublin. No convictions.

29 January 2003: Limerick gang leader Keiran Keane (36) abducted and shot in the head by the rival McCarthy-Dundon gang in Drombana, Limerick. Five men are convicted after a trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. Limerick feud killing.

28 January 2003: Suspected drug dealer Raymond Salinger (40) shot dead by two masked gunmen at a pub in Clanbrassil Street, central Dublin. Motive unclear. No convictions.

23 January 2003: Gangland figure Niall Mulvihill (57) shot several times as he sat in his car in Spencer Dock, Dublin. Mulvihill had connections to most of the top gangland criminals in Dublin. Motive unclear. No convictions.

1 January 2003: Innocent car dealer Sean Poland (39) shot dead at his home by the McCarthy-Dundon gang in Limerick. Gang members had bought a car from Poland hours previously and had returned to steal the money they had paid for the car. No convictions.

29 November 2002: Nightclub security manager Brian Fitzgerald (34) shot dead outside his  home in Corbally, Limerick. Fitzgerald had been threatened by the McCarthy-Dundon gang after he stopped members from selling drugs at the nightclub where he worked as head of security. Martin Cahill (32), the suspected gunman and Gary Campion (24), the getaway driver, convicted after a trial in 2007 and given life sentences. Campion was also convicted of the gangland murder of ‘Fat’ Frankie Ryan in 2006.

25 November 2002: Stephen Byrne (39) shot in the head and dumped in woods near Tallaght, south west Dublin. Byrne, from Inchicore, was involved in a feud between rival criminals and was a suspect in several violent incidents. No convictions.

16 July 2002: Joseph Rattigan (18) shot dead as he walked near his home in Drimnagh, south west Dublin. Linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud. No convictions.

15 June 2002: Stephen O’Hara (24) shot dead in Clonsilla, west Dublin. Linked to a feud between rival criminals. No convictions.

23 May 2002: Petty criminal Derek Lodge (26) shot dead outside his home in Drimnagh, south west Dublin. Killed by major Crumlin-Drimnagh criminal gang. No convictions.

28 April 2002: Career criminal Maurice ‘Bo Bo’ Ward (56) was killed after a gunman entered his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin and shoots him several times as he tried to flee out the back. Ward was killed by a gang of younger Clondalkin criminals. No convictions.

11 February 2002: The body of Niall O’Hanlon (19) was found in a shallow grave in Crumlin, south west Dublin, six months after he went missing. He had been abducted, tortured and stabbed over thirty times in a killing linked to a Crumlin-Drimnagh drugs gang. No convictions.

1 February 2002: David McGreevy (23) shot dead outside his home in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

25 January 2002:  The body of Patrick Lawlor (18) was found near the Grand Canal, Clondalkin, west Dublin, three years after he went missing. Murdered by Clondalkin-Ballyfermot gang. No convictions.

22 December 2001: Drug dealer Simon Doyle (22) shot dead by a lone gunman as he exited his car outside his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Killed by rival Clondalkin drugs gang. No convictions.

26 December 2001: Joseph Cummins (48) shot dead outside a bar in Tallaght, south west Dublin. Gangster Shay Wildes (35) convicted after a trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. Wildes claimed he killed Cummins in revenge for an assault on a female relative.

21 November 2001: Gerald Fitzgerald (48) shot dead on the street by a masked gunman in Finglas, north Dublin. Fitzgerald was a suspect in the murder of his nephew, Francis, who was shot a year previously. No convictions.

25 August 2001: Declan Gavin (20) stabbed to death by a masked man at a fast-food restaurant in Crumlin, south west Dublin. Brian Rattigan (27) convicted after a trial in 2009 and given life sentence. Gavin’s murder was the first of many linked to the Crumlin-Drimnagh feud.

14 July 2001: Seamus ‘Shavo’ Hogan (47) shot dead as he sat in his car by two masked men in Crumlin, south west Dublin. Convicted armed robber Hogan had been a senior member of Martin Cahill’s gang. Former Provisional IRA members are suspects. No convictions.

8 June 2001: Convicted drug trafficker Keiran O’Flynn (39) shot dead as he answered his front door in Thorndale, Cork. O’Flynn was a senior member of one of Cork’s major gangs. Killed by rival drugs gang. No convictions.

9 February 2001: The body of Ciaran Smyth (39) was found on the roadside in Curragha, Meath. His hands and feet were bound and he was shot in the face with a shotgun. Killed by his own criminal associates. No convictions.

14 November 2000: Francis Fitzgerald (27) shot dead after gunmen enter his home in Cabra, north Dublin. Family feud killing. No convictions.

12 November 2000: Limerick gang enforcer Eddie Ryan (40) shot dead by two masked men at a bar in Limerick City centre. Killed by the Keane-Collopy gang days after a failed attempt on the life of gangland figure Christy Keane. Paul Coffey (26) was convicted for acting as getaway driver for the killers and sentenced to fifteen years. The suspected shooters, Kieran Keane and Philip Collopy were never charged due to lack of evidence.

19 August 2000: Nicky O’Hare (34) shot multiple times by two masked men on a street in Dundalk, Louth. O’Hare led a gang involved in armed robbery and extortion and was a suspect in the murder of Stephen Connolly a month earlier. O’Hare had many enemies and the motive is unclear. No convictions.

10 August 2000: The body of drug trafficker Michael McGuinness (36), from Derry, was found in the boot of a car in Malaga Airport, Spain, two days after he left his apartment in Mijas on the Costa Del Sol. He was gagged and shot in the head. Killed by Irish gangsters based in Spain. No convictions.

8 July 2000: Publican Stephen Connolly (26) shot three times by a lone gunman as he sat in a car on a Dundalk street. Killed for refusing to pay protection to Nicky O’Hare gang. No convictions.

5 July 2000: The body of drug dealer Martin Nolan (34) was found in a shallow grave in the Comeragh Mountains. Nolan, from Tramore in Waterford, had been missing for eight months and was beaten to death by his own associates. No convictions.

3 June 2000: Dublin drug trafficker Derek Dunne (33) shot dead by a Yugoslavian gangster at his apartment in Amsterdam. Two others, a Dutchman and an Englishman were also shot and injured during the incident. Dunne was the son-in-law of major Irish gangster George Mitchell and supplied Irish gangs with drugs from his base in Amsterdam. No convictions.

30 April 2000: Thomas Byrne (41) shot dead outside a bar in Ballybough, north central Dublin. Suspects are former Provisional IRA members. Personal dispute. No convictions.

29 April 2000: Partick Neville (31) shot dead in Inchicore, west Dublin. Linked to a feud between a criminal gang and the INLA. Kevin McLaughlin (36) sentenced to four years by the Special Criminal Court, for supplying the killers with information about Neville’s movements.

26 February 2000: Joseph Foran (38) shot dead as he sat in a car in Finglas, north Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

10 January 2000: The bodies of Darren Carey (20) and Patrick Murray (19) were found in the Grand Canal,  Dublin. Both men, from Ballyfermot,  were shot dead and dumped in the canal. Violent gangster Mark Desmond (24) was charged with murder but the charges were later withdrawn. He remains the only suspect. No convictions.

13 December 1999: Convicted heroin dealer Joseph Vickers (43) beaten to death with an iron bar outside his home in Greystones, Wicklow. Drug related. No convictions.

6 October 1999: INLA member Patrick Campbell (22) bled to death after being hit with a machete during a confrontation between the INLA and a group of criminals from south west Dublin, at an industrial estate in Walkinstown, south Dublin. Several men were killed in the subsequent years in revenge for Campbell’s death. No convictions.

16 August 1999: Businessman Richard McFerran (44) shot once in the head by lone gunman as he sat in his Mercedes car in Dundalk. McFerran had links to serious criminals but the motive is unclear. No convictions.

5 August 1999: The body of Noel Heffernan (35) was found in a derelict building near Dublin Airport two weeks after he went missing. He had been beaten to death. Two men, Joseph Zambra (28) and Kevin McCarron (51), were later convicted of assault in connection with the killing and sentenced to four and three years respectively. Linked to a feud between Ballyfermot criminals.

29 June 1999: Petty criminal Kevin Fennell (23) killed after two masked men force their way in to his home in Tallaght, south Dublin and shoot him. Motive unclear. No convictions.

10 May 1999: Patrick ‘Deuce’ Ward (38) shot dead at a funeral in Ballymote, Sligo. Five of Ward’s cousins were acquitted of his murder after a trial in 2004. Linked to a feud between Traveller families. No convictions.

26 April 1999: Martin Comerford (36) shot dead in Ranelagh, south Dublin on the morning he was due to stand trial for the gangland murder of Anthony ‘Chester’ Beatty in 1997. Paul McCarthy (37)  convicted after trial and given life sentence.

31 March 1999: Drug dealer Thomas Reilly (35) shot dead by two masked men as he exited his car in Rathfarnham, south Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

23 March 1999: Matthew Hand (32) shot dead in Mulhuddart, west Dublin. Linked to a feud between Traveller families. No convictions.

7 January 1999: John Dillon (53) shot dead as he answered his front door in Finglas, north Dublin. Dillon had acted as a getaway driver for a gang of Finglas armed robbers and was killed by his own associates. No convictions.

27 January 1999: Drug dealer Pascal Boland (43) shot dead outside his home in Mulhuddart, west Dublin by the Westies gang. No convictions.

27 April 1998: Thomas Lockard (34) abducted, tortured and stabbed to death before being dumped on a roadside in Louth. Killed by criminal associates. No convictions.

11 January 1998: Eamon O’Reilly (23) shot dead at bar in Finglas during a brawl between rival criminals. David Thomas was acquitted of O’Reilly’s murder but was killed in revenge in 2009.

30 November 1997: Gangland figure Anthony ‘Chester’ Beatty (40) shot dead by a masked gunman in a pub on Mary Street, central Dublin. His killers suspected Beatty had been involved in the murder of one of their associates. Martin Comerford (34) was charged with Beatty’s murder but was himself shot dead in 1999, on the morning he was due to stand trial.

21 November 1997: Petty criminal Gerard Moran (35) shot dead in Drumcondra, north Dublin. Former members of the Provisional IRA are suspects in a killing linked to a personal dispute. No convictions.

28 June 1997: Petty criminal Timothy Rattigan (49) shot dead at a bookmaker’s shop on James’s Street, Dublin. Killed in a personal dispute with serious criminals. No convictions.

13 December 1996: Mark Dwyer (23), abducted, tortured, shot in the head and dumped in a field in Finglas, north Dublin. Dwyer was blamed by his associates for a missing consignment of ecstasy tablets imported from Amsterdam.  Joseph Delaney (54) convicted after trial and sentenced to life.

8 December 1996: Gangster PJ Judge (41) , known in the media as ‘Psycho’, was shot dead as he sat in his car in Finglas, north Dublin. Provisional IRA are main suspects. No convictions.

5 September 1996: Michael Brady (38) shot dead as he stopped his car outside his apartment gates in Ellis Street, central Dublin. Brady had served a seven year sentence for the manslaughter of his wife and was killed in revenge by her brother, major gangland criminal Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland. No convictions.

26 June 1996: Sunday Independent crime journalist Veronica Guerin (37) shot dead by the pillion passenger on a motorbike that pulled alongside her car as she waited at a red light on the Naas Dual Carraigway, west Dublin. She was assassinated on the orders of major drug dealer John Gilligan from Clondalkin. Brian Meehan (36), from Crumlin, convicted of murder by the non-jury Special Criminal Court and given life sentence.

20 April 1996: Violent gangster and convicted armed robber John Kelly (34) shot dead after a gunman enters his home in Clondalkin, west Dublin. Killed by his own associates. No convictions.

1 April 1996: Drug dealer John Reddan (41) shot dead at a bar in Parnell Street, central Dublin. Killed in revenge for a fatal stabbing outside a nightclub a year previously. No convictions.

9 March 1996: Gerard Lee (31) shot dead outside his home in Coolock, north Dublin. Lee was a member of a north-inner-city gang of armed robbers. Former members of Provisional IRA are suspects. No convictions.

28 February 1996: William ‘Jock’ Corbally (44) went missing after meeting with associates. It’s suspected Corbally, from Finglas, was beaten to death with baseball bats and an iron bar by three men, who believed he was a Garda informer. One of the men, Finglas gang leader PJ Judge, was himself murdered the following December. Corbally’s body has never been found. No convictions.

25 November 1995: Petty criminal Eric Shorthall (22) shot dead in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Killed after a dispute with organised crime figures. No convictions.

24 November 1995: Minor drug dealer Eddie McCabe (30) and Catherine Brennan (29) shot dead as they sat in a car in Tallaght, south Dublin. McCabe was killed by more serious criminals he was in dispute with. Fearing they would be recognised, the killers also shot innocent Brennan. No convictions.

4 November 1995: Petty criminal Christopher Delaney (46) shot dead in Finglas, north Dublin. Killed by Finglas gangsters who suspected Delaney was passing information to Gardai. No convictions.

1 August 1995: Gerard Connolly (29) shot dead in Ballyfermot, west Dublin. Killed by his own associates in a drug related murder. No convictions.

23 June 1995: Drug dealer David Weafer (31) killed by a shotgun blast as he answered his front door at his home in Finglas, north Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

1 June 1995: Francis Preston (30) shot dead as he reversed his car out of his drive way in Baldoyle, north Dublin. Drug related. No convictions.

8 April 1995: Gangland enforcer Michael Crinnion (35) shot dead outside a bar in Barrack Street, Cork City. Crinnion was a senior member of the O’Flynn crime gang and was killed by rival Cork criminals. No convictions.

14 October 1994: Gangland figure and member of Martin Cahill’s gang, Paddy Shanahan (46) shot dead as he left a gym in Crumlin, south west Dublin. Shanahan was associated with most of Dublin’s biggest gangsters and helped launder their money through a property development company he owned. Killed by his own associates. No convictions.

18 August 1994: Major gangland criminal Martin ‘The General’ Cahill (45) shot dead in Ranelagh, south Dublin, by a lone gunman who escaped on a waiting motorcycle being ridden by an accomplice. The Provisional IRA claimed responsibility within hours of the killing. Cahill had repeatedly refused the IRA’s extortion demands and also had links with Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. No convictions.

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    1. Thanks for the reply, what details are you looking for, or how can I help you, the country is sinking in Corruption and Cronyism, F.

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  1. It is just farcical that the Deirdre Jacob murder investigation has only been opened after 20 years of sitting on the shelf as a missing person case….
    https://www.rte.ie/news/crime/2018/0814/984938-deirdre-jacob
    … kind of like the Russians only admitting responsibility for the 1940 Katyn massacre after 1990 … 50 years later, and therefore too late for it to be classified as a war crime. The question in our Irish case is: who in our own police force needed to be protected for 20 years?

    In the USA, the ineptitude of local police precincts and corrupt states was rescued by the formation of the FBI to handle complex crimes. Assuming Ireland can rise above the failures of GSOC to establish real Gardaí accountability, we should demand the formation of a specialised police organisation to claim responsibility for the backlog of disappearances and unsolved murders.

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