Ian McMorrow Obituary News: Prominent Drug Dealer Wanted by the Criminal Assets Bureau dies in horrific Sligo Motorcycle Accident
A significant drug trafficker who was killed in a motorcycle accident was traveling in a group with a friend who was injured and ended up in the hospital.
On Thursday night at around 8.30 p.m. on the N16 at Glencar, Sligo, Ian McMorrow, who was wanted by the Criminal Assets Bureau, was killed in a collision with a vehicle.
McMorrow was declared dead at the spot, but his friend, who was on a different motorcycle, was taken to the hospital with injuries and later released.
Even though the garda investigation is just getting started, it is thought that McMorrow was moving quickly when a car was edging out to make a turn onto the road.
According to what is known, McMorrow attempted to go around the automobile but crashed into it. His motorbike then struck his friend who was following him in a similar sort of vehicle.
McMorrow, whose funeral is scheduled for Monday, was a dangerous drug dealer with over 50 convictions who had ties to Patrick Irwin, the head of the Sligo gang and a past CAB target.
The hood did different stints in prison and peddled cocaine and marijuana.
Sources claim that over the years, he primarily collaborated with the vicious gang leader Patrick Irwin, who had previously been injured by CAB.
But more recently, McMorrow, a father of three, has his own team working for him.
He was unquestionably a significant player in the northwest over the years, a source said.
And for the majority of that time, his association with Patrick Irwin and that group served as his claim to fame.
However, there is a theory that after Patrick Irwin spent some time in jail, he formed his own faction.
McMorrow has been actively involved in the drug trade since his early 20s, according to a different source.
He once had a very strong personality, but it appeared that as he aged, he had become more composed.
But as you well know, when someone is a CAB target, they are completely enmeshed.
Recently, the High Court stated that McMorrow was “actively involved in the sale and supply of drugs.”
The raid in 2021 that resulted in the seizure of jewelry, a Volkswagen Golf, and a cash bundle led to the CAB case against McMorrow.
Additionally, in May, Judge Alex Owens stated that it was “reasonable” to assume that the 172 vehicle, two diamond rings, and €5000 were acquired through the “drugs trade.” McMorrow didn’t dispute the claim.
A receiver with the authority to sell the jewelry and car was appointed.
Before his funeral at St. Anne’s Church in Sligo on Monday, McMorrow will have a wake beginning tonight and continuing through Sunday. Then, he will be interred in a graveyard in Sligo.
Gardai are requesting any witnesses to the Thursday night automobile accident to come forward.
“Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward,” a spokesman said.