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House of slain gangster James Whelan subject of suspected petrol bomb attack

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A House in Finglas was the subject of a suspected petrol bomb in the early hours of Saturday morning.

james Whelan, who was killed in a gangland shooting, used to live in the house. His mother and another person were in the house at the time of the attack, Dublin Live understands. Neither or them have any involvement in crime, nor does anyone who lives in the house.


There were no injuries arising from the attack reported to gardai.

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Two vehicles and the entrance to the house were badly damaged in the attack.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí responded to reports of a fire at a residence in Finglas, Dublin 11 that occurred in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 21st April 2022.

“Emergency services also attended the scene. Damage was caused to the entrance of the property and two vehicles parked nearby.”


He added: “No injuries were reported by the occupants of the premises.”

The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

The spokesman added that “investigations are ongoing”.

Gangland shooting victim James Whelan was buried in a golden coffin at a funeral mass in Dublin city in April.

The 29-year-old was gunned down and killed by notorious Finglas drug dealer Mr Flashy’s mob in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 3.

Whelan, a father-of-one, is believed to have been attempting to carry out a petrol bomb attack on a property connected to Finglas mob boss Mr Flashy when he was shot dead in the Deanstown Avenue area of Finglas.

It is also understood that Whelan, who had over 50 convictions, had fallen out with Mr Flashy — who gained his nickname from his constant flaunting of his wealth and designer gear on social media.

The feuding between both sides reached boiling point when an associate of Mr Flashy was abducted, beaten and dumped in Finglas last month.

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