Dessie O Hare

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Dessie O’Hare: sentenced to 10 years with three suspended for false imprisonment and three years for assault during an illegal violent eviction attempt in June 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former INLA figure and so-called Border Fox Dessie O’Hare is likely to serve just over 4½ years in prison for his latest convictions. O’Hare (62), w(...)

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

When Dessie O’Hare cut off the tops of two of Dr John O’Grady’s fingers he used a hammer and chisel. It was a savage attack ensuring he was depicted (...)

Jim Mansfield jnr claims RTÉ Prime Time suggested he was inciting or attempting to incite violence. Photograph: Collins

Prominent businessman Jim Mansfield jnr has informed RTÉ he plans to take legal action over what he says were defamatory remarks linking him to former(...)

Dessie O’Hare pictured arriving at court on Wednesday for his sentencing hearing. Photograph: Courtpix

Dessie O’Hare, the former INLA member known as “The Border Fox”, was working for businessman Jimmy Mansfield jnr when he was part of a group which att(...)

 File photograph of Dessie O’Hare who  pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to assault and false imprisonment in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan / Collins

Former INLA man Dessie O’Hare, who was known as ‘The Border Fox’, has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to assault and false impri(...)

British Army corporal Derek Wood emerges from his car with a gun in his hand in Belfast in March 1988. Photograph: Pacemaker/Belfast

An Garda Síochána was “not a highly professional police force” and had failed in tackling the Provisional IRA south of the border, British prime minis(...)

Dessie O’Hare pictured in 2015. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man accused of assault, false imprisonment and threatening to kill has had his bail varied by the Special Criminal Court so he can go to Lourdes wit(...)

Dessie O’Hare pictured in 2015. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been granted another two weeks to complete a book of evidence for the trial of prominent republican Dess(...)

Frank McGuinness: Excerpts from his play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ will be performed in Cork Prison. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“A kind of eerie sadness” is how theatre director Andrew Flynn recalls the last time he was involved putting on a production of Frank McGuinness’s “So(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey at 10 Downing Street, London, with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

When Charles Haughey met Margaret Thatcher in Copenhagen on December 4th, 1987, during a European Union summit, the atmosphere was fraught. Haughey’s(...)

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