David Byrne: list of convictions was minimal but he was regarded as a significant gangland figure by gardaí. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious convictio(...)

Brian Rattigan, who  is serving a life term in prison, is the chief suspect for planning the sale of  heroin valued at €1 million. Photograph: Courtpix

A gangland murderer who was convicted of orchestrating a €1 million drug shipment from his prison cell while already serving a life term is under inve(...)

Brian Rattigan leaving court in 2009 after he was found guilty of the murder of Declan Gavin outside a fast-food restaurant in Crumlin in 2001. Photograph: Collins

Dublin criminal Brian Rattigan, who last month became the first drug dealer to be found guilty of charges connected to directing the supply of (...)