Gardaí investigate apparent attempt on life of John Gilligan

Gardaí investigate apparent attempt on life of John Gilligan

Gardaí are investigating an apparent attempt on the life of John Gilligan in Dublin.

It happened at a pub on the Navan Road at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.

It is believed an armed man - who entered the premises - was searching for the convicted drug dealer.

However it is understood the 61-year-old had been in another bar nearby at the time.

The gunman made his getaway on a motorbike in the direction of the Ratoath Road in Finglas.

Gardaí in the area - who pursued the man for a time - later recovered a discarded 9mm pistol.


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