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MURDERED terror boss Alan Ryan's extortion racket took over €700,000 in just two years.
The slain Real IRA head was regularly supplying cash to dissidents in the north, says an insider.
But the river of money has run dry now after more than a dozen different drug traffickers told the terrorists they were not prepared to hand over any more cash.
This has led the terrorists to compile a hit list that includes 13 Dublin-based criminals, as exclusively revealed in the Herald yesterday.
A dissident source said: "Since Ryan was murdered in September, there has been virtually no money going to Belfast from Dublin. The murder itself seems to have made drugs gangs think that they are stronger than the IRA.
The Real IRA in Dublin is on a knife edge as a major cleansing operation continues.
Major dissident Republicans from the North are now based in south Dublin and are vowing to cleanse the mob of the "scumbag rabble that were recruited by Alan Ryan". It is known that 200K has gone missing and much of that is believed to have been spent on property and holidays by Ryan.
In particular, four senior members of the terror gang are now based in south Dublin and have been conducting "internal interrogations". A key element of the operation being led by Northern figures will see the Real IRA's core activities shifted from north Dublin to the south inner city, the Herald has learned.
The south inner city will become the new stronghold of the IRA. The work in achieving this has already begun." The organisation's Dublin-based members have been ordered to abandon their extortion activities in north Dublin after it was established that they were being "closely monitored" by detectives, they claim.
But in reality many sources believe that the north Dublin crime mob who organised Ryan's murder actually has more firepower than the RIRA.
A HITLIST of 13 criminals has been drawn up by the Real IRA.
The dissidents are plotting to murder the criminals who have refused to pay them extortion money.
The list, revealed to the Herald, was drawn up after the criminals met individually with the terror chiefs -- and refused to pay up.
Their number one target is Kildare-based criminal Troy Jordan who refused to hand over extortion money when he was called to a meeting just days before Christmas.
'Border Fox' Dessie O' Hare -- who is suspected of dozens of murders during the Troubles -- is also on the hitlist.
There are now real fears of an all-out war after disaffected RIRA members revealed that the campaign of murder could "start within days".
And in a disturbing new departure, dissident IRA members are prepared to murder innocent family members of their targets if they cannot get to the criminals themselves.
A high-ranking dissident, who has become disaffected with the direction of the organisation, revealed details of the list to the Herald.
"Myself and others in the organisation are deeply unhappy with the direction that is being planned," the source said.
"The fight against the British should be our number one concern, it is why all good republicans become involved.
"This nonsense about killing drug dealers is a side-show and is counter-productive."
Referring to O'Hare, the source said: "He is involved with criminal gangs, is believed to be running his own fuel-smuggling business and is refusing to hand over money.
"He is therefore a legitimate target."
The hitlist has been drawn up by RIRA figures from the North who are now based in Dublin and are involved in a major new extortion cash drive.
They also want to "clean up" their own organisation in the capital, according to the source, which they believe has been infiltrated by "low-life scum" recruited by slain dissident boss Alan Ryan.
With the dissidents in a state of turmoil and high tensions after Ryan's murder by north Dublin criminal gangs in September, the Herald has learned that a series of internal interrogation meetings have occurred in a south Dublin property over the past week, resulting in three terrorists being expelled from the organisation.