Eamon Dunne

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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 (...)

Garda checkpoint on Francis Street in March 2018: Once gangs’ power, profile and  killings could no longer be denied, resources were ploughed into targeting them. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The imprisonment of James Quinn in connection with the killing of Gary Hutch effectively represents the criminal justice system catching up with the K(...)

Finglas man Shane Fowler died last Sunday when the motorbike he was riding hit a lamppost. Gardaí believe a gun he was carrying was about to be used in a feud-related shooting. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Eamon Dunne saw his killer coming for him. But it was too late. “I saw Eamon’s head splatter on the back top right of his head; I knew he was bollix(...)

A Garda during a raid in Sallins Bridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another day and another apparent strike by the Garda against the Kinahan drugs gang. This time an assault rifle and cocaine and heroin valued at €3 (...)

The car and the contents found inside  by gardaí are undergoing forensic examination.

Gardaí believe a stolen car found with firearms, ammunition and a fuel canister inside was about to be used in a shooting before being discovered by o(...)

In the two decades since the murder of crime journalist Veronica Guerin, the control centres of Dublin’s criminal gangs have moved abroad. Photograph: Collins

When Richard Nixon visited Beijing in 1972, the Chinese premier Zhou Enlai was asked for his view on the impact of the French Revolution. He replied t(...)

The scene at the Angel De Miraflores holiday complex on the Costa Del Sol where  Gary Hutch was murdered next to a swimming pool on September 24th, 2015. Photograph:  Solarpix.com.

The recent murder of David Byrne and the gunning down of Eddie Hutch four days later have brought the public’s focus like never before onto the intern(...)

Sean Connolly, in grey tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, arriving at the Special Criminal Court in December 2012  where he was charged with the murder of Eamon Kelly.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The guilty plea by dissident republican Sean Connolly to the murder of fellow Dubliner Eamon Kelly was a surprise turn of events, even for gardaí inve(...)

Sean Connolly: jailed for life

A Dublin man has been jailed for life by the Special Criminal Court for the Real IRA murder of veteran criminal Eamon Kelly over two years ago. Sean C(...)

Love/Hate: Nidge’s son seeing his father mudered echoes the death of Andy Connors, who was shot dead at home, in southwest Dublin, in an attack witnessed by some of his six young children. Photograph: RTÉ

When the final episode of Love/Hate’s fifth series drew to a close, last Sunday night, viewers had been challenged in a rare way. The prison rape of (...)

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