The Brutal Life And Crimes Of Gangland Enforcer Caolan Smyth

At the time of the attempted hit on Gately, which took place in May 2017, 25-year-old Caolan Smyth was relatively unknown to gardai. He had only registered on their radar for minor transgressions, like the foolish act of being arrested while siphoning diesel, intending to use it in his petrol car. However, as Smyth's role in the failed assassination of Gately came to light, it became apparent that he was a significant figure, strategically used by the Kinahan cartel in their ongoing war against the Hutch faction.