Conor McGregor’s £2m Dublin pub is attacked with PETROL BOMBS overnight ‘hours after the UFC star was at the venue’: Police investigating claims pipe bombs were also left at the scene
- Conor McGregor’s Dublin pub was attacked last night, hours after he was there
- The £2million venue in Crumlin, Dublin, was attacked by petrol bombs overnight
- Police are probing the incident and reports pipe bombs were left at the premises
- Sources said they saw two men on scooters near the pub before alleged attack
Conor McGregor’s £2million Dublin pub was attacked with petrol bombs overnight hours after it is believed the UFC star was at the venue.
Police are investigating the attack – possibly carried out by two men on scooters – at the Black Forge Inn pub. They are also probing claims pipe bombs were left at the scene.
McGregor, 33, who is from Dublin, bought the venue on Drimnagh Road in Crumlin, a southern suburb of the Irish capital, in 2019.
Gardai today appealed for witnesses and dashcam footage recorded near the pub overnight but said there was no damage to the venue, which was closed.
Sources today told Dublin Live two men were seen on scooters near the pub before the alleged attempted bombing.
It is possible the attackers thought McGregor, who held a taste testing event at the venue last night, was inside the stylish bar at the time.
Conor McGregor’s £2million Dublin pub, the Black Forge Inn, was attacked with petrol bombs overnight hours after the UFC star was at the venue, according to social media posts which showed him at the pub last night
Social media posts last night showed the Ultimate Fighting Champion posing with a young girl at the Black Forge Inn
Police are investigating the alleged attack by two men on scooters at the Black Forge Inn pub – and probing claims pipe bombs were left at the scene
McGregor, who is from Dublin, bought the venue on Drimnagh Road in Crumlin, a southern suburb of the Irish capital, in 2019
Sources told the Irish outlet: ‘There was two people allegedly spotted on scooters who passed the establishment at the time and next thing they were being chased by two others who had come out of the property.
‘McGregor had been holding a taste testing menu in the pub at the same time so the alleged attackers may have assumed he was inside.’
The Black Forge Inn boasts on its website that it will ‘lead the way in entertainment in Dublin Twelve’ and that it will host iconic events at our premium venue’.
The swanky interior combines traditional pub with a restaurant – and a menu that includes a £15 beef burger and a prime Irish fillet steak for £30.
The mixed martial artist, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight double-champion, now has a burgeoning business portfolio.
As well as the Black Forge Inn, McGregor owns The Marble Arch in Drimnagh.
He also owns several other businesses including sports recovery spray Tidl, a fashion line with David August and fitness app ‘McGregor Fast’.
Mixed martial artist McGregor, who is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight double-champion, now has a burgeoning business portfolio that includes the Black Forge Inn and several other companies
McGregor owns the Black Forge alongside The Marble Arch in Drimnagh and several other businesses including sports recovery spray Tidl, a fashion line with David August and fitness app ‘McGregor Fast’
Police said the Black Forge Inn was not damaged in the alleged petrol bomb attack last night and appealed for witnesses and footage from the area for their investigation
A police spokesperson said: ‘Gardai are investigating an incident of attempted criminal damage at a licenced premises on the Drimnagh Road, Crumlin last night, Wednesday 12th January 2022.
‘No damage was done to the premises. Gardai are appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident is asked to contact Gardai.’
‘Gardai are particularly keen for anyone with camera footage from the area overnight to make this available to them.
‘Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda station on 01 666 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.’