Conor McGregor’s £2m Dublin pub is attacked with PETROL BOMBS overnight ‘hours after the UFC star was at the venue’: Police investigating claims pipe bombs were also left at the scene.
Conor McGregor’s £2million Dublin pub was attacked with petrol bombs overnight hours after it is believed the UFC star was at the venue.
Police are investigating the attack – possibly carried out by two men on scooters – at the Black Forge Inn pub. They are also probing claims pipe bombs were left at the scene.
McGregor, 33, who is from Dublin, bought the venue on Drimnagh Road in Crumlin, a southern suburb of the Irish capital, in 2019.
Gardai today appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage recorded near the pub overnight but said there was no damage to the venue, which was closed.
Sources today told Dublin Live two men were seen on scooters near the pub before the alleged attempted bombing.
It is possible the attackers thought McGregor, who held a taste testing event at the venue last night, was inside the stylish bar at the time.
Sources told the Irish outlet: ‘There was two people allegedly spotted on scooters who passed the establishment at the time and next thing they were being chased by two others who had come out of the property.
‘McGregor had been holding a taste testing menu in the pub at the same time so the alleged attackers may have assumed he was inside.’
It is not yet clear why the Black Forge Inn was targeted in last night’s alleged attack but it is possibly related to 2017 pub brawl involving McGregor and an associate of a major Irish crime gang.
McGregor punched the relative of Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan who is a senior member of the feared Kinahan drugs cartel, sparking fears of recriminations.
The Kinahan mob are believed to be the biggest importers of cocaine in Ireland and have been involved in a vicious feud with members of the rival Hutch gang, which has so far claimed 11 lives.