Sunday, August 27, 2023

Irish Crime Boss John Gilligan - ‘I’m going to hell’

Notorious Irish gangster John Gilligan, 71, has admitted that he’s destined to go to hell because of his many crimes. Asked in a documentary series if he’s likely to go to hell, the drug trafficker replies: “If there is one, yeah”. Gilligan's gang was responsible for the murder of crime journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996.
In 2002, Gilligan was acquitted of her murder.
The crime boss is described as a 'dangerous psychopath' who 'took on the institutions of the state and lost'. "John Gilligan was a big player in the mid-90s, but he wasn’t as smart as he thought he was,” says a former top cop.  In October 2013 Gilligan was released after serving 17 years in jail for drug trafficking. After being injured in an assassination attempt in 2014, Gilligan left the country to live in Spain. In 2018 he was arrested at Belfast International Airport and charged with money laundering. Gilligan and two others were arrested in Spain in October 2020, when cops seized weapons and drugs. He is on bail.