A car owned by the criminal known as 'The General' is damaged and the Garda golf course in Stackstown is vandalised.
A car belonging to Martin Cahill, also known as ‘The General’, was vandalised outside his house in Cowper Downs in Rathmines, County Dublin. The tyres were slashed and the windscreen was broken. Cahill is under 24 hour surveillance by An Garda Síochána detectives but there were no arrests made in relation to this incident.
Gardaí are investigating a possible connection between this incident and damage caused to the Garda Golf Club in Stackstown, in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Shovels and picks were used to dig up seven of the clubs full greens and four temporary greens. The tyres of 20 cars belonging to off duty Gardaí attending a function in the clubhouse were slashed.
It is thought this attack may be related to Garda surveillance of Dublin criminal gangs, and the Gardaí say they suspect that a number of people were involved in the incident which is estimated to have caused many thousands of pounds worth of damage.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 February 1988. The reporter is Brian O'Connell.