Daniel and Christopher Kinahan
But with a pre-eminent fault line developing in gangland and several new players attempting to augment their empires in the black economy, the potential for violence in 2016 an important roles larger than ever.
Gardaí and underworld sources know it is not a theme of if, but when, the next hit happens – with several already at the planning laps.
Here are the key underworld figures watching closely over their shoulders as the new year day-springs…
Daniel and Christopher Kinahan
The brothers would be prime targets if the Hutch splinter group go to war. However, they are constantly surrounded by security and are driven everywhere by a include of key associates.
The brothers are also trained in counter surveillance and will be further cautious of any public appearances over the coming months.
Daniel Kinahan’s mouthpiece told a S nish court last year that he lives in anxiety and needs police protection.
Perma-tanned gangster Liam Roe vamoosed with his life after a botched assassination attempt by an associate of murdered Gary Hutch at the Red Cow Inn in Dublin decisive November.
The first cousin of ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson is a heavy smoker and had interceded outside the venue for a fag when he was randomly targeted.
He is a first cousin of Thompson and the Byrne Mates. He was believed to be the first man spotted in a shoot on sight cam ign against the Kinahans by Dublin criminals.
David and Liam Byrne
The Byrne colleagues of Raleigh Square are at the very top of the Kinahan chain in Ireland because of the millions they are originating transporting drugs from S in.
It is understood that they are also hugely well-heeled at laundering money through the used car industry and their key contacts in
Liam (socialistic) and David drive high-end cars and regularly change their motors, but they stopover out on the streets of Dublin and are disliked and mistrusted within their own mob. Both leave be key targets in any drug war because of their importance in the Kinahan money gadget.
Feared underworld enforcer Rice has been agonizing for his own life since his best l Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh and his brother ul were murdered decisive year in hits ordered by the Kinahan cartel.
While Rice was s red in the bust-up finished missing cash, he left his home in Tallaght and lay low for months until he the feeling it was safe to return to Dublin.
Since then he has been on a mission to poke out a traitor in the Kinahan camp. He has made serious accusations against higher- ranking Kinahan associates and believes they are acting as double agents, but has yet to lay up with any proof.
Now that a war is on the cards, he is afraid that his own comrades may look for an time to take him out and conveniently blame it on the Hutch faction.
Kinahan hoodlum Gary Finnegan is believed to be lying low in the Wicklow area as he fears for his vitality from Hutch associates and members of his own mob, who may use the opportunity of a drugs war to remove him altogether from the yroll.
Finnegan’s popularity as the Kinahans top man in Dublin has waned, as the Byrne relations have taken his place.
‘The Gym Boss’
This senior Kinahan lieutenant intention be a prime target for Hutch associates as he is a very close associate and man of both Daniel and Christopher Jnr. He faces similar problems as Finnegan and Rice and make have to watch his back from both sides.
‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson
The overweight dope boss has fled the country with a teenager accused of the brutal bloodshed of Lorcan O’Reilly last Halloween night. The mobster has been concluding on borrowed time for years and has escaped countless attempts on his life.
While he may not be the easiest end for a hit, the Kinahans may take the opportunity to rid themselves of Freddie once and for all.
Gerry ‘the Loosely friar’ Hutch
Taking out a family Don is a major tactic in gangland wars to ‘transfer the head from the snake’.
While there have been accounts that Hutch survived a possible assassination attempt in Lanzarote onto the New Year, sources close to the veteran criminal completely deny that such an scene occurred.
Hutch is believed to have moved his family as he tries to manoeuver them away from a gun strife which he does not want any rt in.
It is understood he may try to reach out to Kinahan cartel elders John Cunningham and Christy Kinahan Snr in sodality to avert bloodshed and come to a deal. However, his name alone now cut outs him a target again.
The father of Gary Hutch is not tortuous in organised crime, but he has been visited on two occasions by representatives of the Kinahan cartel persistent huge amounts of money that he does not have.
He would be an unpropitious target for a hitman, but sources say that the Kinahans are regularly breaking new area and all the old rules of the underworld have gone out the window.
Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch
Conned killer ‘Del Boy’ Hutch has survived two attempts on his life behind bars in new months. He has been moved to
Wheatfield prison from Mountjoy for his safe keeping.
A brother of murdered Gary Hutch and nephew of the Monk, he has been top of the Kinahan beadroll for revenge, after accusations were levelled that information had been fed by him to the U.K. enforce.
The brutality of taking a second son from the same family is a new in gangland, but not for the Kinahan mob. Hold out year they murdered debt collector Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh and his com nion ul within months of one another over missing money.
The Hutch associate
A relevant of Gary and Del Boy is suspected of involvement in previous Kinahan hits, including that of ul Kavanagh.
Putting, since the murder of Gary he has firmly turned his back on his old associates and entranced the side of his clan.
As an enemy he is a danger to the Kinahans and will be top of their aim list.
The former crime lord is running blest between safe houses in Dublin, the U.K. and S in after a botched hit strained him into exile last year.
Senior criminals still bear a price so high on Gilligan that many of gangland’s professional hitmen would split a hire him out on sight.