Shot because his name was Hutch: The propaganda war

Weekend Read: The Kinahan-Hutch feud isn’t just about revenge any more. It’s a public display of power

Derek Coakley Hutch: Like most of the Kinahans’ victims, he appears to have had no involvement in anything that could be even loosely defined as active organised crime

Derek Coakley Hutch: Like most of the Kinahans’ victims, he appears to have had no involvement in anything that could be even loosely defined as active organised crime

When the end came for inner city hard man Derek Hutch it was by his own hand. The 44-year-old had grown depressed. He had made a confession to the Garda in the week before his death claiming he had killed a Dublin criminal 18 years earlier.

On February 21st, 2009, he was released from St Vincent’s Hospital in Fairview, not far from his north inner city stomping ground; into the care of his wife Noeleen after a five-day hospital stay.

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