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DUFFY RUNS FOR HIS LIFE; EXCLUSIVE CHIEF 'TERRIFIED' AT BEING KILLED IN BED INLA boss fears getting whacked by rival gang over grenade deal.



Byline: By NIALL DONALD

INLA Noun 1. INLA - a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
Catholic Reaction Force, Irish National Liberation Army, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army
 boss Declan 'Whacker' Duffy is terrified ter·ri·fy  
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.

2. To menace or threaten; intimidate.
 of being killed and sleeps in a different bed EVERY night, it was claimed yesterday.

The 'Ballymount Butcher' has fled from Dublin after being told that his life is in danger.

Duffy, 33, is suspected of supplying the deadly hand grenades used during a recent gangland feud.

Yesterday, a republican source said Duffy was terrified of being shot in his bed.

He added: "He is staying in the network of safe houses in Leinster set up by the INLA during the '80s.

"He sleeps in a different house every night. He is paranoid about being shot in his bed.

"Whacker believes there are people in Dublin who will go to any lengths to have him killed."

Duffy has been living with his partner in the Coombe A coombe is a short, deep, generally bowl-shaped valley or hollow, see cirque.

Coombe may refer to one of these places in England:
  • Coombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Coombe, Bude, Cornwall
  • Coombe, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Coombe, Liskeard, Cornwall
 in Dublin since he was released from jail in February.

In 2001, he was jailed for nine years for his role in the notorious Ballymount Bloodbath.

Duffy and his gang tortured rival gang members with drills, hammers and scalding scalding

plunging of pig or poultry carcasses into very hot water to facilitate scraping and dehairing and plucking. Chicken scalding water is 130°F for broilers (larger birds higher) applied for 1 to 2 minutes. Modern pig abattoirs use steam at 144 to 147°F for about 3 minutes.
 liquids at a warehouse in Walkinstown.

The torture session ended when a 12-man gang, armed with machetes, arrived at the scene to rescue their associates.

Irish National Liberation Army Noun 1. Irish National Liberation Army - a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
Catholic Reaction Force, INLA, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army
 volunteer Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell may refer to any of:
  • Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1865-1940), British stage actress
  • Patrick Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy (1913–1980), Irish-born British journalist, humorist and television personality.
 was killed in the vicious battle that followed.

Gardai believe Duffy and his gang supplied the two military grenades thrown in Dublin last month.

The attack was part of an ongoing feud - sparked after Derek Glennon was stabbed to death in Mountjoy Prison Mountjoy Prison (Irish: Príosún Mhuinseo) (founded as Mountjoy Gaol), nicknamed The Joy, is a closed, medium security prison located in Phibsboro in Dublin city centre, Ireland. .

Declan O'Reilly was charged with murder following the scuffle on the D-wing landing.

Yesterday, a Garda source claimed Duffy and his gang had sold the explosives to one of Glennon's associates.

He said: "Duffy supplied the grenades because he wanted to use the feud to settle a few personal scores.

"The INLA have close connections to someone who is close to the Glennon family. This person then attacked Declan O'Reilly's sister's house."

Last week, Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy set up a special unit to investigate the recent grenade attacks.

The bombs have been used by gangsters in a series of attacks in Dublin and Limerick over the last few months.

INLA leaders are believed to have been selling the lethal weapons to the highest bidder.

The paramilitary group smuggled the old Soviet grenades into Ireland during early 1990s. Duffy, who is originally from Armagh, was the INLA's second in command in the Republic.

The 33-year-old is a close friend of Border Fox Dessie O'Hare and was his bodyguard while they were in jail.

Yesterday, a Garda source added the INLA chief had been demanding "protection" money from drug dealers. He said: "Duffy came out of jail and tried to demand cash off the local drug dealers. But the young guns were having none of it and told him to get lost.

"The reality is the INLA are not the feared organisation they once were."

Duffy was also furious because an inner-city drug dealer "slagged off" his partner while he was in jail.

The INLA leader had hoped to use the feud sparked by Glennon's death to eliminate his enemies.

He sold the grenades to a close associate of the Glennon family, which had links to the paramilitary group.

But Duffy was forced to flee after gardai blamed him for the outbreak of violence.

Detectives armed with Uzi machine guns raided his home after the first grenade attack on a house vin Park Terrace in Coombe on June 27.

Now Duffy is convinced he will be shot if he sets foot in Dublin.

Last month, Duffy claimed he had been targeted by gangland hitmen.

He said: "I did not start any feud with them and I haven't carried out any attacks.

"I am aware that they are trying to hire a gunman to kill me.

"They have approached criminals in Spain to do their dirty work but no-one will get involved."

Derek Glennon was involved with a notorious gang based in Crumlin.

The 24-year-old, from Windmill windmill, apparatus that harnesses wind power for a variety of uses, e.g., pumping water, grinding corn, driving small sawmills, and driving electrical generators. Windmills were probably not known in Europe before the 12th cent.  Road in Crumlin, was an enforcer for inner-city drug dealers.

He was buried last month in a secret ceremony to avoid gangland attacks at his funeral.

Yesterday, a Garda insider said Glennon's father, also called Derek, had been trying to ease tensions in the area.

He added: "Mr Glennon has met with Declan O'Reilly's sister to try and put an end to the cycle of violence.

"He has spoken to all his son's old associates to tell them he wants no retaliation RETALIATION. The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should lay a very heavy tariff on American goods, the United States would be justified in return in laying heavy duties on the manufactures and .

"Things seem to have quietened down for the moment but they can kick off again at any moment."

Duffy has said the INLA would "wipe out" any Dublin criminal who touched one of its members.

He said: "If any member of the INLA or our political wing is harmed, the INLA will wipe them out.

"If they think they can run off to Spain and live happy ever after, they should think again.

"They will be hunted down and executed."

Duffy studied to be a social worker while he was in prison. He has claimed he wanted to become a drugs counsellor when he was released.

Duffy joined the INLA after the British army The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. It came into being with unification of the governments and armed forces of England and Scotland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707.  shot dead his older brother Kevin in 1987.

In 2005, Glennon was jailed for killing Neil King at Davitt Road in the city during a high-speed stolen-car chase.

He was also serving a five-year sentence for escaping from custody at gunpoint.

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Commissioner Noel Conroy; Border Fox... Dessie O'Hare; On the move... Declan 'Whacker' Duffy sleeps in a different bed every night; Tribute... funeral of INLA man Patrick Campbell; Derek Glennon; Patrick Campbell
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