John Gilligan

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Crime scene: Veronica Guerin was shot on the N7 in Dublin on June 26th, 1996. Photograph: Collins

Since Veronica Guerin’s murder by the John Gilligan gang, 20 years ago this weekend, crime journalism has exploded. The media cover the exploits of ga(...)

BBC reporter Fergal Keane: “A society which watches hardened criminals create private armies is not a safe society.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Kinahan gang involved in an ongoing criminal feud are “enemies of the Republic”, a memorial for journalist Veronica Guerin was told on Thursday, (...)

John Gilligan, pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Tuesday for a Supreme Court hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in a case involving convicted drug dealer John Gilligan and his family over the freezing of some of their asse(...)

John Gilligan arriving at the Four Courts for the Supreme Court hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan has claimed before the Supreme Court he did not receive a proper trial when his assets were frozen by the State in(...)

Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony, Supt Finbarr Murphy, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Supt Daniel Flavin and Assistant Commissioner Eugene Corcoran at a media briefing in Store Street Garda station. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The new Garda taskforce established to tackle organised crime in direct response to the Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud would base members in Spain and 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(...)

Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony said: “The reality of it is that we’re dealing with a huge, huge crime conglomerate, if you like; we’re not just dealing with Ireland.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new Garda taskforce established to tackle organised crime in the wake of the Kinahan-Hutch feud would base members in Spain or other jurisdictions(...)

Members of the Criminal Assets Bureau and armed gardaí removing vehicles from a car garage in Bluebell Business Park, west Dublin, during an operation in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Incredible as it seems, next month will mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Veronica Guerin. The journalist’s shooting by the John Gilligan gan(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted in 1999 of the murder of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

A Dublin man’s attempt to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice has been dismissed by the Cou(...)

Jimmy Guerin, Brother of Veronica Guerin   said: “Jurors should not be exposed to anything that is going to cause them to live in terror or in fear.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams yesterday appeared to downplay his party’s position on the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. The party’s man(...)

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