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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gardai investigative serious incidents in the city

Gardai have confirmed they are investigating two serious incidents overnight which are seen as an escalation in the city’s ongoing criminal feud.

In the first incident of intimidation the Garryowen home of Sophie Keane, wife of murdered gang boss Kieran Keane, was attacked by a group of men around 8.30pm. A front window was smashed in the onslaught however nobody was injured. Gardai say three people were seen fleeing on foot.

In a second attack overnight, the house of Christy Keane, the man only recently released from prison following a long period of incarceration for drug offences, was attacked by a group of men wielding iron bars. Although Mr. Keane, who is the brother in law of Sophie Keane, was not at the Singland Gardens house at the time, his wife was and is said to be shaken following the attack.

Christy Keane, said to be the head of the Keane criminal Gang was released from prison last month and has only this week returned from a holiday in Lanzarote.

Gardai will have no doubt these attacks were an attempt of intimidation on behalf of their rivals in the Weston area.

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