Eamon Kelly (criminal)

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Eamon Kelly was a high profiled convicted drug trafficker and a former Irish crime leader and once an IRA boss in the 1980s. He was born in 1947 in Dublin.[1] He served as a mentor to another crime lord named Eamon Dunne who was murdered in 2010.[2]

In 1988, Kelly was charged and sentenced for three years in prison for assault near Gardiner Place in Dublin. In 1993, he was convicted of smuggling nearly 1000 grams of cocaine worth €500,000 from his Miami, Florida and Cuban contacts. He was known for his interactions with Ireland's most dangerous criminals. He once managed to escape a failed assassination attempt on his life on 11 September 2010 when the attacker's gun jammed. On 4 December 2012 in Killester while Kelly was walking to his home he was shot three times in the chest and was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he later died.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Notorious Irish crime boss Eamon Kelly shot dead in broad daylight". Irish Central News. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "THE DON'S SECRET MENTOR". The Sunday World. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kelly was steeped in crime. He'd have been a trophy killing". The Irish Sun. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eamon Kelly had links to all the major drugs gangs in Dublin". The Independent National News. Retrieved 6 December 2012.