Will sanctions topple the Kinahan cartel?

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In the News: the United States has offered a $5 million reward for evidence leading to the prosecution of the Kinahan family. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Kinahan gang’s rise to the top of the Irish drug trade was helped by the low profile and overseas life of Christy Kinahan snr.

But a violent feud brought growing attention, as did the ambition of Christy’s son Daniel to be a player in the world of boxing.

Then, this week, the United States announced it would sanction members of the Kinahan family and offer a $5 million reward for evidence leading to their prosecution.

Will this unprecedented move bring down the Kinahans?


In today’s episode of the In the News podcast, The Irish Times’ Security and Crime Editor, Conor Lally, talks to producer Jennifer Ryan.

Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan is a former audio producer at The Irish Times