Luxury home seized from crime boss Liam Byrne isn’t selling after a year on the market


A luxury home seized from crime boss Liam Byrne has failed to sell after a year on the market.

Number two Raleigh Square in Crumlin, South Co Dublin went up for sale this day, May 27 last year, after the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized it from the gangster of the Kinahan poster, Liam, in 2019.


Yet despite the fact that the three-bedroom house, which was estimated to be worth more than €1 million, was only put up for sale for €400,000, no one has bought the house, a year after it came out. for sale.

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In response to an inquiry from this newspaper, the Garda press office confirmed last night that the house had not been sold.

“This office understands that this property remains for sale at this time,” a Garda spokesman confirmed.

The house is also not registered as being sold on the publicly available Property Price Register.

Our footage shows the house once occupied by Byrne still completely boarded up and with the front door locked with an iron bar, padlock and chain.

The lawn in the front garden of the house is also completely covered, with all windows and doors covered from public view.

The house’s public listing is no longer available online, and its sellers have not responded to any inquiries from this newspaper to date.

Picture Shows: Former home of Kinahan mobster Liam Byrne which was seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau in Raleigh Square, Crumlin Dublin. Date: 05/26/2022

Local TD Joan Collins, who is from the Crumlin area, says she supports calls for the house to be handed over to Dublin City Council, for public housing.

“I support that call for it to be taken under council control. If it can’t be sold on the market, it would make sense to hand it over to the council and return it to the public.

“It would make sense to give it to the council because otherwise you could be sitting there going broke and broke,” he said.

“The longer houses are left like this, the more difficult it will be to renovate them and get them back to a level where people can live.”

Byrne’s Raleigh Square home was upgraded with his criminal money to include a gym, hot tub, and even a panic room.

The CAB, in its High Court proceedings against the Byrne Organized Crime Group (BOCG), named him a leader and also named a number of people as beneficiaries of the group.

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Those named in the proceedings included Byrne and his fiancée, Simoan McEnroe; his first cousin, Liam Roe; his partner, Sean McGovern; McGovern’s partner, Anita Freeman; another associate, Darren Foster and his wife, Jennifer; Byrne’s sister, Maria; David Byrne’s partner, Kelly Quinn, and his parents, Sadie and James Byrne.

The High Court ruled that €2.7m worth of assets (cars, jewellery, cash and the Raleigh Square house seized by CAB) were proceeds of crime.

Byrne, Roe, McGovern and Foster were “all high-ranking members” of the criminal group, the CAB added.

Byrne, who operates from Birmingham in the UK, has been elevated to Kinahan’s number two, after his brother-in-law Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh (53) was jailed for 21 years for conspiring to import drugs worth E36M.

Liam Byrne’s brother David was shot dead in the attack on the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February 2016, a murder that dramatically escalated the Kinahan Hutch feud.

The murder of David Byrne was followed by a bloody campaign of revenge by the Kinahan cartel, which struck back just three days later with the murder of taxi driver Eddie Hutch.

The cartel went on to murder 15 more men in a war that has claimed 18 lives.

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