Finglas Murder


Finglas Murder "Major Escalation" In Ongoing Feud

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:06 4 Apr 2022

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Gardaí are understood to be investigating whether a murder in north Dublin yesterday is linked to two other shootings in the area over the weekend.

29-year-old James Whelan was found shot dead on a footpath on Deanstown Avenue in Finglas at around 4.30 am yesterday morning. He had suffered a gunshot would to the chest.

His death is being linked to an ongoing feud between two rival gangs that has included attacks on houses, a grenade attack and a daylight abduction.

John Hand, Chief Reporter with The Irish Mirror, says the killing represents a major escalation in the feud;

"He was previously named in court as a member of an organised crime gang and it is suspected that he was murdered as part of the ongoing feud in Finglas, there are two gangs at war there. Whelan had been in one of these gangs before he jumped ship and went to the other gang."

He says the 29 year-old had been subject to a number of threats on social media in recent months.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact investigating Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station on 01 666 7500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

They're also looking to speak to anyone who was in the area of Deanstown Avenue, Deanstown Green, Deanstown Road, Cardiffsbridge Road, Dublin 11 or any adjacent/ surrounding roads between 9.00 pm Saturday 2nd April and 04.30 am on Sunday 3rd April 2022.

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