David Reilly

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Orchard Lawns, Cherry Orchard, where builders were being targeted while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Staff in Dublin City Council have been moved out of positions and areas of the city because of intimidation or threats from criminals, councillors hav(...)

The Garda Criminal Assets Bureau has performed a valuable public service in exposing the workings of insidious extortion which is believed to be widespread. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The confiscation of almost €300,000 from two Dublin criminals last week was accompanied by worrying revelations about extortion in the city. Derek O’D(...)

Contractors were left with two options – either pay the money or walk off the site. ‘Neither option was attractive . . . the pragmatic option was chosen,’ said a source.

Criminals have been paid significant sums of money to prevent attacks on building sites across Dublin city, construction industry and council sources (...)

Orchard Lawns in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where builders were targeted by antisocial behaviour while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gangland criminals who extorted over €550,000 from construction companies in west Dublin had their accounts frozen by the Criminal Assets Bureau (...)

Evidence before the High Court set out how two council workers advised contractors to pay two men their demanded fees for “fence maintenance” in order that antisocial behaviour directed against the contractors’ sites would stop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The protection money for criminals paid by at least one construction firm to ensure a building site remained free from attack was first given to a Du(...)

Asked could there be more criminals or more cases involved, the garda commissioner Drew Harris said: “Investigations are ongoing. This is an incident that does seem like it deserves further attention and further examination and I expect that to happen in terms of our further enquiries in respect to this.”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he was “greatly disturbed” by reports that Dublin City Council was paying “security” or protection money to(...)

Cab claimed the two men had a number of income streams including drug dealing in Ballyfermot and other parts of Dublin, organised burglaries, tax offences and extortion. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council was paying “security” or protection money to the leader of a Dublin drugs gang, and also to a man who was connected to three murde(...)

Delays in conveyancing by solicitors is causing lost sales and banks to withdraw finance. Photograph: Eric Luke

At a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice earlier this month, members were told that six in every 10 auctioneers were experiencing delays in(...)

Good Cake, Bad Cake director Shimmy Marcus

Som ew here, surely, there exists a support group for the many, many Irish acts(...)

Good Cake, Bad Cake director Shimmy Marcus

Som ew here, surely, there exists a support group for the many, many Irish acts(...)