John Gilligan

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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(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

John Gilligan:  Cab is entitled to its costs of the appeals before the Supreme Court against John, Geraldine and Darren Gilligan but not Tracey Gilligan. Because all four Gilligans got legal aid for the appeals, the State will pay. Photograph: Collins

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan and his family have been given three months, by the Supreme Court, to leave their homes, one in Co Meath and one i(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at the rollout of the Housing Assistance Payment scheme at City Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The nationwide rollout of the housing assistance payment scheme (HAP) is now complete, having been introduced to the council areas of Dublin city, Fin(...)

‘Entertaining the public captured my attention more than jumping out of helicopters, selling chicken wings in Mexico, or almost escorting war criminals.’

Ex-army officer Francis Cronin first attracted public attention while living in a tent on the NUI Galway campus, studying for his finals in 2013. His (...)

Peter Charleton: Mr Charleton (60) has a track record of public service. Photograph: Eric Luke

Peter Charleton, the Supreme Court judge who is to chair the inquiry into the Garda whistleblowers controversy, is known as an independent intellectua(...)

John Gilligan on his release  from Portlaoise Prison in October 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

It would be impossible to estimate how much convicted criminal John Gilligan’s right of access to the courts has cost the State to date, but it has to(...)

John Gilligan released from Portlaoise Prison in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish TImes

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan and his family have lost a Supreme Court appeal over proceeds of crime orders made in relation to some of their as(...)

Drug-dealer Richard Keogh (30), from Cabra, Dublin, who was killed in 2008 outside a casino near Benalmadena. Photograph: RTÉ News

Once the playground of an Irish criminal fraternity keen to stay out of the reach of the Garda while earning vast fortunes under the sun, the heat has(...)

John Gilligan: After 17 years behind bars, the former crime boss was released from Portlaoise Prison on October 15th, 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three years on from his release from prison, it can be said with certainty that John Gilligan’s efforts to retake his place in the underworld have end(...)

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