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YOU’RE NICKED, SUNSHINE

By Pete Moore On October 24th, 2020

John Gilligan’s Christmas has been ruined. That’s good. Hopefully this proper nasty bastard won’t be released again.

17 Responses to “YOU’RE NICKED, SUNSHINE”

  1. Agreed.

  2. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer fella.

  3. wow
    I saw the reconstruction in the film Veronica Guerin – (2003) – Netflix
    in that he beat her and called her a cunt , when she knocked on his door
    Great result – He’ll never get out of prison – saw the drugs haul and the gun find
    you have to wonder who tipped the police off about the exact place of the gun
    good riddance ..

  4. The Spanish rozzers brought a metal detector and knew where to look. Therefore someone blabbed. That thought, more than anything, will torture Gilligan.

  5. too right petem

  6. Nasty little midget. Lock him up and throw away the key.

  7. Put him in the cell next to the sewer , open window

  8. If that is actually the murder weapon, and if it was kept at his own home, he is as stupid as he is evil.

    But even if that pistol can’t be proven to be the murder weapon, it looks like he’s going to be enjoying the comforts of the Spanish prison system for some time?

    You would think That a man of his age, presumably with enough money, Could enjoy his retirement without getting back into the game. Knowing that he’d be under the observation of Spanish and other police at all times. But, no…

  9. You would think That a man of his age, presumably with enough money, Could enjoy his retirement without getting back into the game

    An alleged multi millionaire, you’d think that he’d hang up his spurs and enjoy his ill gotten gains in the onset of his autumn years. I suppose that for some the thrill of the chase is just too much to resist.

    Anyway, good riddance to bad rubbish and I hope the same happens to the other individual crims & gangs who plague the southern costas.

  10. //, it looks like he’s going to be enjoying the comforts of the Spanish prison system for some time?//

    I doubt it. All they got was a few kilos of dope and thousands of tablets, and a gun that proves little.

    In 2001 Gilligan was sentenced in Ireland to 28 years in prison and was out walking again in 2012.
    Once a pair of hit men broke into his house and cornered him in his toilet. He was shot several times at point blank range in the face and chest, yet survived.

    Note the routine way he lay down to be arrested 🙂 These guys are desperadoes and take it all in their stride. They know no other and can live no other life.

  11. But generally speaking, what is it about the sons of Róisín and drugs and Spain, and crime in general?
    Carl Carr, Gary Hutch, Gerard Kavanagh, Paddy Doyle, Richard Keogh, Shane Coates, Stephen Sugg … all of whom last saw light in the Spanish sunshine, and they’re only the ones I can think of.

    Some of these stories could be straight out of Breaking Bad. There was that young lad from the county Cork who was found dead in a fridge. And who was it who was chased swimming around a pool until he was killed?

    I often have to interpret for the cops investigating crime in Germany, and so far have encountered only around 4 “English” (two of whom were Irish travellers), one Aussie, not a single Yank, but countless of my fellow countrymen, two of whom actually went to the same school as I did.

  12. Isn’t it very illegal there to be have in your possession kilos of dope and an illegal gun?

  13. //Isn’t it very illegal there to be have in your possession kilos of dope and an illegal gun?//

    Yes, of course that’s illegal everywhere. But a few kilos of marihuana and a gun, if that’s all they have against him, would be at the lower end of the illegal scale.
    Gilligan also seems to have a knack of getting off completely (as again in Belfast a year or two ago) or with a light sentence. He knows how to handle the legal ropes, or at least get others to do so. He even tested the constitutional soundness of a law he didn’t like – seizure of criminal assets – before the supreme court in Ireland. He lost his appeal, but no doubt still has more assets than you or I.

  14. Well then this action by a skilled police force is nothing more than kabuki theater

    Time for Europe and the world to legalize various drugs

    Defund Gilligan

  15. Possession of an illegal weapon in Spain is a mandatory minimum eight year sentence.

    But generally speaking, what is it about the sons of Róisín and drugs and Spain, and crime in general?

    Traditionally it was a bolt hole for Brit crims as prior to 1985 Spain had no extradition treaty with the UK although I think now it’s because of its proximity to Morrocco and the hash route in the south while Galicia’s massive coastline in the north makes it the main hub for South American cocaine coming into Europe.

    For all its glamour places like Marbella are absolute cesspits with criminal mafias of every nationality operating up and down the whole southern coast.

  16. // I think now it’s because of its proximity to Morrocco and the hash route in the south while Galicia’s massive coastline in the north makes it the main hub for South American cocaine coming into Europe. //

    But is this geography different for people from, say, Denmmark or Hungary?

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    When I was in Spain I’d never seen a place where dope was sold so openly. I arrived at a broad square in Granada just as a large bus was rolling it. The bus was immediately approached by scruffy looking guys holding up their hands full of stuff to the windows and shouting “hashish, hashish” to passengers and even the driver. I later discovered there was a large police station just around the corner.

    I got the impression that dope crime wasn’t a major priority. That was in the 1980s and I can’t imagine it has got more strict since then.

  17. But is this geography different for people from, say, Denmmark or Hungary?

    I don’t understand the question, Noel.

    Spain has always been pretty tolerant towards hash. In the eighties the Iberian tradition of poteando meant that it was the overwhelming smell in streets & bars.