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Breda Gallagher in Estepona, Spain.

Breda Gallagher is from Dublin. She bought an apartment in Playa del Moral, near Estepona in Spain, with her husband. After 15 years “we were getting (...)

Armed Naval and Garda personnel with the cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland, in the harbour at Castletown Bere in Co Cork in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A hospital porter who found that his work increasingly involved wheeling the dead bodies of overdose victims thanked a Naval Service officer for savin(...)

“Okay, it’s not what it looks like!” How many times have I used that line over the years? The answer is hundreds. But this time it’s different. This (...)

I give her one of my looks. I’m like, “You know, you’re a very attractive woman, Malicious.” She’s not, by the way.

Ronan rings me in a state of – it may or may not be a word – but distressment? I can hear it in his voice. He’s like, “Ine in thrubble, Rosser – seerd(...)

“Being able to look people in the eye while lying to them is the first skill that I wrote down on my LinkedIn profile”

So I’m sitting in the back of a black Merc with Grievous Bodily Horm, one of Ireland’s best-known gangland criminals, and he tells his chauffeur to ju(...)

Ronan’s troubled. I can see it. I’m having lunch with him and the old man in the Horse Show House when two Gords walk into the bor and he doesn’t shou(...)

So here I am, on a Spanish street, watching my teenage son and the wife of one of Ireland’s leading gangland criminals go at it in the back of a Citro(...)

So Ronan’s stag ends up being a lot more fun than I expected it to be, although it might take months for my accent to return to normal. Even Sorcha sa(...)

Ronan rings me at some ludicrous hour. I’m like, “Ro, it’s the middle of the night.” He goes, “It’s eleben o’clock in the morden, Rosser,” which in m(...)

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud: (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan.

The murder of Noel Kirwan a brings to 11 the number of victims of the feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs since last September. The victims, a(...)

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