|Founded by||Jimmy O'Neill|
|Fronts||Hill of Tara |
Empire Bay Forge
|Members||Brian O'Neill |
|Activities||Robbery, Selling stolen goods, Truck hijacking, Auto theft, Extortion|
The O'Neill Gang, sometimes known as The Micks, are a group of Irish criminals from Empire Bay. They frequently get into conflict with Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro, once in a store robbery, then in prison and again when they burn Vito's house down. Their leaders are Brian O'Neill and then Mickey Desmond. They control the Irish-American neighborhoods of Dipton and Kingston on the north west corner of the map, as these areas has things like Irish pubs such as the Hill of Tara and a large murals of the Irish tri-colour.
The O'Neill Gang was first founded in the late 1800's by Jimmy O'Neill in Empire Bay. Years later, the gang's leadership was succeeded by Brian O'Neill. In 1945, the gang went to steal the jewelry store, however Vito and Joe had already beaten them to it first, by the time the police arrived, Vito and Joe had already gotten away and Brian took the fall for the heist, he was later sent to the Hartmann Federal Penitentiary. Brian was then killed by Vito, after Leo Galante and Pepe Costa decided to retaliate against O'Neil's prison gang, during his time in prison, the role of leadership was later given to O'Neill's cousin Mickey Desmond, who ordered several men to burn down Vito's house as revenge for the killing of Brian. Vito and Joe later attack the Irish gang's bar, the Hill of Tara and succeeded in the killing of Desmond. From 1950-51 a gang war had broken out between the O'Neill gangs and the Bombers. The war had weakened both gangs, with only the three Italian mafia families profiting by hireing members of the O'Neill gang and the Bombers to attack eachother, effectively playing both sides against one another, while behind the scenes making thousands dollars from the event. By the time of Vito's release from prison the war had stopped and the O'Neill gang was under new management.
Brian O'Neill's cousin Mickey Desmond was now in charge, he found out that Vito Scaletta had killed his cousin in prison so Mickey, who was trying to prove that he was capable of running the gang, tried to kill Vito by ordering his men to burn Vito's house down. Vito escaped and he and Joe later tracked down Desmond at the Hill of Tara, after a brief car chase Vito and Joe killed Mickey. After this it is unknown what happened to the O'Neill Gang.
In Jimmy's Vendetta, the Irish gang was now under the leadership of Tam Brodie. Brodie's cousins Sean, James and Bill are all high ranking members. The gang is weakened significantly after Jimmy's Vendetta as most members, including the boss are dead or have left the gang.
- Jimmy O'Neill - (Founder, Deceased)
- Brian O'Neill - (Boss, Unknown-1945), (Deceased)
- Mickey Desmond - (Boss, 1945-1951), (Deceased)
- The Irish Bartender - (Associate)
- Tam Brodie (Jimmy DLC's, 1950s-195?), (Deceased)
- Sean Brodie - (Jimmy DLC's, Deceased)
- James Brodie - (Jimmy DLC's, Deceased)
- Bill Brodie - (Jimmy DLC's, Deceased)