Gang activity 'will only end' when criminal assets are targeted - Dublin TD

Comments follow murder of DCC employee Trevor O'Neill in Majorca in an apparent case of mistaken identity

Gang activity 'will only end' when criminal assets are targeted - Dublin TD

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A Dublin TD is demanding that Kinahan and Hutch crime bosses have their assets seized.

It follows the apparent gangland murder of Dubliner Trevor O'Neill on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

His death comes almost a year after the killing of Gary Hutch in Spain - which has sparked a deadly feud between the Kinahan and Hutch families in Dublin.

Mr O'Neill was a Dublin City Council employee, and has been described as a hard-working, dedicated family man.

DCC Chief Executive Officer Brendan Kenny offered his "deepest condolences to Trevor’s family and friends" on behalf of the council, saying staff and management were shocked to hear the news from Spain.

Police are searching for up to three men following the murder, which happened outside a restaurant in Costa de la Calma at around 9pm on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin's Aengus O'Snodaigh says the Criminal Assets Bureau can help cut down on the amount of gangland activity and prevent more deaths.

"It's only when their assets are targeted and that the community rejects them that that gang activity will be at an end," he explained.