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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Keane Collopy and Ryan McCarthy Dundon feud escalates: Report

The Keane Collopy and Ryan McCarthy Dundon feud is escalating according to Jimmy Woulfe of The Examiner.

Yesterday, the home of the widow of murdered gang leader Eddie Ryan was shot at. And a house in the Caherdavin area was attacked with a grenade-like device. It did not detonate and the army bomb disposal unit based in Cork was sent to Limerick to decommission the explosive. Chief Superintendent Willie Keane said:

“We are very concerned and we are reviewing the level of armed patrols we have
on duty in the city.”

The attack on the home of Mary Ryan at Hogan Avenue, Kileely, is seen as a reprisal for the gun attack on the car of Sophie Keane, widow of Kieran Keane, last Sunday.

The teenager who was shot is a known associate of the McCarthy Dundon gang, who are aligned to the Ryan gang in the bloody feud with the Keane Collopy gang based in St Mary’s Park. The home of ‘Fat John’ McCarthy, a Ryan associate, was also shot at in yesterday’s outbreak of violence. He narrowly escaped death four years ago when the front of his house was sprayed with bullets by a gunman using a powerful Kalashnikov assault rifle.

A number of people, including children, were sitting at the front of the house on a summer evening. The gunman and the driver of the car he fired from were subsequently jailed for 12 years.

Tensions have certainly been rising in the city over the last few weeks.And more of this , no doubt is to come.

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