Enemies of drug dealer “Mr Flashy” have banded together and are now attempting to evict his accomplices from the northern suburb of Finglas.
Our exclusive image shows the sombre ‘Mr Flashy’ ‘a rat’ graffiti branding applied this week in the Berryfield area of Finglas following the murder and lavish €30,000 funeral of his rival James ‘Whela’ Whelan, 29 .
The development comes as it emerges that an impromptu crime summit has been taking place in the garden of a property in the Kippure area of Finglas for the past few days.
Sources say that “what raised serious concern about this meeting” was that there were senior players who are now in their 40s and 50s and have been involved in long-running feuds at Finglas for decades.
“The garden meeting shows who is allied with who and it’s bad news for any chance of peace in this neighborhood,” a source said.
“You guys in the media used to call Whelan’s people the ‘Scooter Crew,’ and yes, they’re a bunch of young guys who ride electric scooters and deal drugs, but now they have the backing of guys who even go by the ‘Marlo ‘ hanging around. Hyland and this is significant,” the source added.
Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland was gunned down in December 2006, a vicious murder that sparked a huge feud that led to as many as 15 other murders during the blood-soaked reign of assassinated gang boss Eamon ‘The Don’ Dunne, who himself was shot in 2010 .
“So what you’ve teamed up with Whela’s associates are guys who survived all this mess, all this murder.
“They are experienced guys and you won’t find them engaged in social media warfare like the younger generation,” the source pointed out.
“But it’s clear they are against who the media is calling ‘Mr Flashy,’” the source added.
It can be further revealed that Whelan associates were seen “patrolling” housing developments near “Mr Flashy” in order to intimidate the gang responsible for the drug dealer’s gun murder.
“Yes, five of Whelan’s crew were spotted in a car this week driving near Mr Flashy’s house – near where Whelan was shot by them,” a source said.
“It seems they are sending a message by driving around like this and if they have the support of the older criminals then why not?”
“Mr Flashy” and his close associate suspected of murdering Whelan have not been sighted since the brutal gun slaying.
Some sources believe they may have fled the country, but this has not been confirmed.
Last weekend it emerged gardaí were monitoring sinister threats against the grave of slain Finglas criminal James Whelan – just days after his lavish €30,000 funeral.
Sources say officials are monitoring threats, including death threats, against Whelan’s associates and others to desecrate his grave posted by associates of the drug dealer known as Mr Flashy on social media sites TikTok and Telegram.
Last week, Whelan was buried in a “spectacle” with motorbikes and a Lamborghini performing stunts outside his home as his gold-colored coffin was brought from his home in Finglas in a horse-drawn carriage.
Speaking at his funeral at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Finglas, Father Séamus Ahern said he wished the sanctions imposed on the Kinahan cartel would extend to “the whole plethora of drug suppliers everywhere”.
“I don’t care what clan they belong to or who they are. They are a vicious, deadly virus for our young people,” said Father Ahern.
“Your money is sick and toxic. They’re grotesque and they poison our beautiful world and our wonderful people.” The bullies behind this brutality on James are sick, sad and stupid. They are flawed people. They devalue humanity. There is no justification. Gunslingers are cowards.
“It cannot tolerate such corruption and evil.”