David Douglas

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Portlaoise Prison’s A block houses some of the country’s most dangerous murderers and gangland figures, including several members of the Kinahan crime faction. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Inmates in the State’s highest security prison unit have almost no social interaction with each other and little to do to pass the time, according to (...)

Freddie Thompson (39) from Dublin’s South inner city is serving a life sentence he received last year following his conviction at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Douglas in 2016.

Convicted killer Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson has brought a High Court challenge over what he claims is the “ extremely oppressive” and the “severe” r(...)

David Douglas was shot six times as he took a meal break at the counter in his partner’s shop  on Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 on July 1st, 2016.

A man who drove one of the four cars used in the murder of David Douglas has been jailed for six years by the Special Criminal Court. Presiding judg(...)

David Douglas: shot six times in Dublin in 2016

A 24-year-old man who has been charged with murdering David Douglas in Dublin has been refused bail by the Central Criminal Court. The 55-year-old w(...)

David Douglas (55) was shot six times as he took a meal break at the counter in his partner’s shop, Shoestown, on Bridgefoot Street in the south inner city on July 1st, 2016.

A Dublin man has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to helping a criminal organisation carry out the murder of David Douglas over t(...)

Gardaí examine a van with bullet holes in the windscreen and side window pictured this morning at the scene of the fatal shooting of a man in Glen Easton Park, Leixlip, Co. Kildare last night..Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The murder of Clive Staunton in a gun attack outside his home this week marked the end of a near year-long lull in the Kinahan-Hutch feud. Staunton ((...)

Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson has been found guilty of the murder of David Douglas by judges at the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: The Irish Times

Frederick “Freddie” Thompson has been found guilty of the murder of David Douglas by judges at the Special Criminal Court. The 37-year-old, of Loret(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Gareth Hutch who was shot at Avondale House flat complex on Dublin’s North Cumberland Street in May 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Judges at the Special Criminal Court will deliver verdicts in the case of the three Dubliners accused of murdering Gareth Hutch in October. Mr Hutch (...)

Trinity College botanist Prof John Parnell with the stump of the Oregon Maple Tree which died last week in the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stress is the probable cause of death of the majestic 170-year-old Oregon Maple tree, which “catastrophically and unexpectedly” collapsed last Saturda(...)

Counsel for Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson argued there were  very few pieces of evidence in the case and ‘no forensic connection’ between his client and two  cars ‘unquestionably involved’.

Judges at the Special Criminal Court have said they will deliver a verdict next month in the case of Frederick ‘Freddie’ Thompson, who is accused of m(...)

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