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From TheJournal.ie Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital John Gilligan

Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital

The 61-year-old gangster is expected to recover, after being shot four times in Clondalkin on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie John Gilligan ‘could be permanently damaged’ after shooting Gunned Down

John Gilligan ‘could be permanently damaged’ after shooting

The crime boss was shot four times at a christening party last night.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your Thursday…

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison Gilligan This post contains images

Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison

The veteran criminal, who led the gang that murdered Veronica Guerin, made a phone call as he was driven from the facility in a waiting car.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine things you need to know this ‘Budget Day’ morning…

JOHN GILLIGAN HAS given evidence at the High Court in the action he’s taking against the Criminal Assets Bureau. Gilligan, 58, who is currently serving a sentence for drug dealing, is challenging CAB’s aquisition of properties owned by him and his family.

Gilligan told the court this afternoon that he always had money, but it was never the result of illegal activity, RTÉ reports. He said he earned money from a number of sources since he was 10 years old. He said he had worked at sea, sold trucks, and made and sold prison art.

He said he made no money from dealing drugs. He also said he was a professional gambler and the more money he bet, the more he won. He said he would work as a gambler upon his release from prison.

Gilligan is challenging CAB’s possession of four properties, including the Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, which the organisation says were bought with money made illegally. Gilligan said Jessbrook was bought by his wife for £7,000 and that he paid £75,000 for a house for his daughter.

He is due to continue giving  evidence tomorrow, and his daughter Tracey is expected to travel from Spain to present her evidence to the court.