Gym boss home two months after hit bid
THREAT: Gardai step up armed patrols for bodybuilder
ARMED patrols have been increased in north Dublin after a fitness fanatic who survived a murder attempt was discharged from hospital.
Gym boss Sean Enright has returned to his native Cabra after spending more than two months undergoing treatment.
He had been recovering at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire after being shot in the back.
Sources say that he is now on the mend and has been spotted back at his gym at Ballyboggan business park in Cabra – the location where he survived having been shot five times.
"He is making a very good recovery when you consider what happened to him," said a source.
"Now all that is noticeable is that he has a severe limp. Because of concerns about his safety there has been an increase in garda patrols in the area where he has been staying.
"You have to remember that one bullet just missed his spine, another was lodged just underneath his spine, while another missed his liver by a couple of inches."
Enright's suspected hitman died a fortnight ago in Tallaght Hospital after he was shot three times on May 30.
Carl Wynne (47) who had been arrested in connection with the shooting of Enright, was subsequently targeted by a gunman in Tallaght and shot.
Wynne had been released without being charged. He died in hospital six weeks after he was shot.
Gardai have been working on the theory that Wynne was shot by the same Finglas gang responsible for the murder of drug dealer Paul Cullen in a Cabra pub last February.
The homes of three Finglas gangsters have been raided by Tallaght detectives investigating the murder of Wynne, but no arrests have yet been made.
Father-of-two Enright had received multiple formal notifications from gardai over the past year of an active threat against his life from a variety of sources.
Enright – who was friendly with jailed Finglas gangland brothers Alan 'Fatpuss' and Wayne Bradley – survived an earlier gun attack.
On that occasion, he was shot six times – including three times in the chest – by Alan Ryan's RIRA crew outside his girlfriend's home in Clonsilla, west Dublin, at 9pm on January 27, 2011.