Gilligan released from Portlaoise Prison

John Gilligan.
John Gilligan was released from Portlaoise Prison at approximately 9.35am this morning (Tuesday).

John Gilligan was released from Portlaoise Prison at approximately 9.35am this morning (Tuesday).

The convicted drug dealer emerged smiling into the fog shrouded morning, amidst a large security and media presence on the Dublin road, carrying a plastic bag. He was promptly whisked away in a grey Ford Mondeo which was waiting in the prison grounds.

Gilligan appeared to be talking on a mobile phone as he travelled in the back of the car out the main gate. The car departed in the direction of the main Dublin Cork motorway.