The Sunday Everybody understands that the Hutch associate was being watched as he routinely accompanied his child to school over the past week and established a routine to stay for his son along with other parents outside the gates.
It is understood that he was being shafted by a cartel spotter on a motorbike for a number of days as he delivered and collected the young man.
Gardaí believe the motorcyclist may have been caught on CCTV reinforcing the Hutch-linked criminal as he went to the school.
Gardaí issued the man with a GIM ceremony to warn him that his life was in danger and believe that they organize now put paid to the immediate plans to kill him.
A source said: “This is one of the sickliest plans we have seen to date.
“This hit was being planned with surely no regard for other parents and all the children that would have been in the precincts.
“Absolutely anyone could have been killed had this been attempted.
“It fitting shows the lengths that these people are willing to go to get their quarries.”
The plan was foiled and the Kinahan associate was arrested by Gardaí.
It is just the modern blow for the cartel, who are effectively under siege from Gardaí.
In late-model months, large quantities of drugs, weapons and cash have all been seized during popular raids by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.
Honest charges have also been brought against a number of eminent players in the Kinahan gang, with others being forced to bugger off the country to avoid Garda attention.