Eoghan Murphy

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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(...)

David Reilly and Derek O’Driscoll have used an insidious brand of intimidation and control, all underpinned by lengthy criminal records and reputations for ultra violence, to rule Ballyfermot

When the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) kicked in doors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, Ballyboughal and Finglas and in the Wexford seaside town of Courtown on(...)

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 (...)

The Department of Housing was informed two years two years ago of the allegations of criminality at a time when Tánaiste Simon Coveney was minister. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to set up an independent investigation into the manner in which his department and Dublin City Council handled i(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  said he ‘can’t condone that kind of activity, or officials from any local authority being involved in that type of activity’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government may look into whether councils around the country have paid “security” or protection money to ensure houses can be built without anti-s(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government  Eoghan Murphy said  he was ‘disappointed’ parties on the council were rejecting a deal they themselves had formulated. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has accused Dublin city councillors of “hypocrisy” following their threats to block the regeneration of the former (...)

The information in relation to Dublin City Council paying  protection money to two west Dublin criminals arose during a case taken by the Criminal Assets Bureau     in the High Court on Tuesday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has denied it paid protection money to two west Dublin criminals to stop violence and intimidation at social housing construction (...)

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(...)

In his Budget 2020 speech, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  promised a variety of financial “interventions” for sectors hit by the UK crashing out of the European Union. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, there will be a sudden swing from surplus to deficit. Government funds will drop from the panel above your head. Pul(...)

Dublin City Council is building 56 social homes on the dilapidated O’Devaney Gardens site in Dublin 7. Bartra Capital has been chosen to build another 768 houses and apartments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A decision on the regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens by Bartra Capital has been delayed by Dublin city councillors following warnings from Minister for(...)

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