Mr Justice George Birmingham said there seemed to be some blurring of distinction between directing a criminal organisation and participating in one. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The first two men to be jailed under 2009 anti-gang legislation have had their sentences reduced by the Court of Appeal.Galway brothers Michael O’Loug(...)

Ed O’Loughlin: “Remember, in modern Ireland, everything has a price.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Ever dreamed you were living through a zombie outbreak? Of course you have.” So begins the pitch by author Ed O’Loughlin for the sale of chara(...)