Larry Dunne Wiki – Larry Dunne Bio
Larry Dunne had more than 40 criminal convictions including convictions for supplying heroin and cocaine. One of the country’s most notorious drug dealers whom gardaí and community groups say introduced heroin into Ireland in the late 1970s has died.
Larry Dunne was born into a large inner-city Dublin family, became involved in petty crime and was sent to the Daingean Reformatory in Co Offaly as a child.
Larry Dunne Age
He was 72 years old at the time of death.
Larry Dunne Supplying Heroin
The 72-year-old man began supplying heroin in Dublin after it became widely available in Europe after the Iranian revolution. He had spent time in England, where he created a network of contacts with British drug traffickers. Dunne was the first drug dealer in Dublin to organize groups of young “runners” on the streets and in apartment complexes to supply heroin. Thus, he earned the nickname “Larry Doesn’t Wear”. He made huge sums of money from drug dealing, so much so that in May 1982 he was able to buy a large luxury home on his own grounds in Dublin’s Sandyford at the foot of the Dublin Mountains with panoramic views.
Dunne paid £ 100,000 at the time, the equivalent of € 1.3m today. He transferred the money directly from his account. Dunne was awaiting trial at the time charged with possession of heroin with intent to supply. He was found guilty of heroin supply in June 1983, but escaped. He was recaptured and when he was taken away to start a ten-year sentence, he commented, “If you think we are bad, wait until you see what comes after us.” His position as one of the largest drug dealers in the country was later usurped by criminals such as Tony Felloni, John Gilligan and Christy Kinahan Senior. Dunne was later also found guilty of cocaine dealing in 2004 for an offence that occurred in 1999.
Larry Dunne Death & Cause
Larry Dunn died in St James’s Hospital in Dublin yesterday.