REVEALED: The Irish companies that began Daniel Kinahan’s rise to cartel head

Wednesday 17th February 2016

Daniel Kinahan (rational) and Freddie Thompson (left) at David Byrne’s funeral

Com ny singles show that Daniel, the son of drug lord Christy Kinahan, declared himself to be an “upholsterer”. His aunt, Denise Kinahan, was also itemized as a director for a number of firms.

Denise, who once held a prominent whereabouts on a taxi drivers’ committee, now lives alongside her crime-lord brother in S in.


Both Daniel and Denise were investigated along with 22 other associates in S in in 2010 during a colossal police probe into the operations of the Kinahan cartel.

The ir, along with the other rticulars involved, had their assets frozen by S nish police.

Other big nominates investigated at the time included her brother and his other son Christy Jnr, John Cunningham, the dilatory Gary Hutch and ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson.

All suspects were released on bail and no censures were filed.

Christy Kinahan Snr

However, Christy Snr, who is now believed to be retired, was later extradited to Belgium, where he served 18 months on old money-laundering charges.

The Irish Self-governing can reveal that before moving out of the country, taxi operator Denise rationed the directorship of three com nies with nephew Daniel.

None of the firms beneath their ownership ever filed accounts.

Daniel is now believed to be seductiveness the strings of the ex nsive Kinahan cartel.

Sources have revealed that the on occasioning of the closures of Daniel’s businesses in Ireland matched with the period when the pedigree’s European-wide drugs network was growing exponentially.

“This was a key time for Christy,” express a source. “It was the time they were on the cusp of hitting it majorly big. And they followed.”

One com ny, Fairfold Ltd, was set up by Daniel and his aunt on Monday, November 22, 1999, and carry oned from an address in Bluebell, Dublin 12.

Denise (53), who listed a Drumcondra speech, acted as secretary of the firm, which professed to be an “importers and exporters” assemblage.

Listed in its memorandum of association, the com ny outlined its operations as being “importers, exporters, makers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers of all classes and kinds of goods”.

The com ny dissolved in June 2002 after a alteration in directorship.

The ir also operated a cleaning com ny from a sordid in Whitefriar Place. Green Clean Clinical Ltd was a business that swopped between September 2000 and January 2004.

It listed its princi l activity as shrank cleaning services for “office and industrial s ces”.

Daniel Kinahan hand overed an address at a Rathfarnham a rtment complex. The 38-year-old again was listed as a chairman, while his aunt was secretary.

At the same time, the so-called business comrades entered the interior design market with their firm the Peculiar Cat Ltd. Set up in October 2000, the business traded from the same address as Fresh Clean Ltd.

It shut up shop in January 2004 – around the time most of the Kinahan forefathers moved to their Costa del Sol fortress.

In the memorandum of association, the Curious Cat Ltd entered a number of objectives for which the firm was established.

These included: “To release on the business of interior design and decorating, supplying and installation of furnishings for de rtment stores, offices, houses, hotels, flats and other buildings.”

It also offered carpet and belongings re ir services.

During this period, Daniel Kinahan also sat on the meals of another com ny. On this occasion, he listed his address as Oliver ct House, Dublin 8.

The com ny, a furniture specialist, operated from an direct on Clanbrassil Street between 1999 and 2003.

The last business to close concatenate to the Kinahans was a taxi firm run by Denise and another man.

Neither Denise nor Daniel organize run a com ny in Ireland since mid-2005.


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