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Kinahan gang members jailed

Special Criminal Court

Three members of the Kinahan crime gang and their former wives and partners have been convicted at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

Five of the accused were convicted of money laundering while one was jailed for helping in the attempted murder of a member of the Hutch faction.

Declan Brady, Celbridge, Co Kildare, James Walsh and David Duffy, both of Clondalkin, Co Dublin, were all sent to prison.

Brady and Walsh's former partners - Deirdre Brady, Naas, Co Kildare, Erica Lukacs with an address in Naas, Co Kildare, and Lisa O'Hara from Clondalkin, - were all given suspended sentences.

Declan Brady and Walsh were laundering hundreds of thousands of Euro for the gang.

Mr Justice Tony Hunt accepted that none of the women were involved with the Kinahan gang and would not have been before the court but for their relationships with the men.

Declan Brady, who was a senior figure in the Kinahan gang, was jailed for an additional seven years and three months, on top of the 11-and-half year sentence for firearms offences he is currently serving.

Walsh, who is serving a sentence for firearms offences, got an additional four years and nine months.

The third Kinahan gangster, David Duffy, was jailed for five years in a separate case after he admitted helping the gang in its attempt to murder rival Hutch gangster James 'Mago' Gately.

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