Martin Foley, a father of three known as The Viper, has survived five attempts on his life and has been wounded a total of 14 times. File photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

Veteran criminal taken into Garda custody after being subdued by security staff

Derek Brockwell escaped custody on February 17th and was recaptured. Photograph: Irish Prison Service /PA

Gardaí believe Glaswegian (53) was assisted when he managed to get away during hospital visit

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  speed at which personnel have been transferred has taken many by surprise. 	Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 100 senior gardaí will be transferred and promoted as part of changes by Garda Commissioner, but only seven of those are w(...)

The changes represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s most significant change to the force. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Forty officers assigned to new posts and further 53 transferred to other positions

Anti-water meter protesters ‘escort’ meter installation workers in convoy from Rialto, Dublin on February 23rd, 2014. A hunger strike by anti-water charges protesters jailed for refusing to give an undertaking to stay 20 metres away from water meter installations appears to have been abandoned.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three men had refused food after transfer from Mountjoy to Wheatfield Prison

One in five teenagers get an increase in pocket money, even though parents ‘do not believe Ireland is out of recession’

 Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

Prisoners on hunger strike say they will refuse liquids

Derek Brockwell. It is understood he was arrested while having a drink at a pub on Bedford Street, Belfast

On-the-run prisoner thought to have been caught drinking in city centre bar

Prison sources said while Brockwell had threatened people with knives and guns during robberies in the UK and Ireland, he had never used the weapons. Photograph: PA

Derek Brockwell regarded as hapless criminal and not thought to pose threat of violence

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