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David Byrne: list of convictions was minimal but he was regarded as a significant gangland figure by gardaí. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious convictio(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted by the Special Criminal Court in  1999 of the murder of Veronica  Guerin in June 1996. He was also jailed on drugs and firearms charges. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on Brian Meehan’s bid to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage(...)

Brian Meehan: has applied to quash his 1999 murder conviction on the basis of alleged new or newly discovered facts.  File Photograph:  Collins

A man jailed for life for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin has moved to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice. Brian Meehan (4(...)

Irish Water  proposal involves taking 2 per cent of the river’s water from the lower Shannon at Parteen Basin.

Plans by Irish Water to pump more than 300 million litres of water a day from the Parteen Basin near Limerick would sound the “death knell of(...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

Fermanagh’s Seán Quigley: is Fermanagh’s outright top championship scorer and is likely to be marked by Westmeath’s Kieran Gavin. Photograph: Inpho

The wheels of fortune are always spinning in opposite directions in the fourth round qualifiers: Westmeath’s spinning backward after their Leinster(...)

Brian Meehan  of Stanaway Road in Kimmage, Dublin 12  who is seeking to  quash his 1999 conviction for the murder of Veronica Guerin on the basis of new evidence. Photograph: Collins

A man jailed for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin will seek to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice in November. Brian Meehan(...)

The Meath side is considerably stronger with Kevin Reilly (above) and Michael Newman back along with Mickey Burke, Bryan Menton and Cormac McGill made a strong impact during the league at full back. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s provincial supremacy has frustrated no county as much as Meath, runners-up in the last three Leinster finals and the last team to defeat the (...)

Viper: Martin Foley with the fang-like handlebar moustache that gave him his nickname. Photograph: Collins

The circumstances of this week’s arrest of Martin Foley, the criminal also known as the Viper, mirrored much of his criminal past: chaotic, unusual(...)

Dave King greets the press following his election at the Rangers egm at Ibrox Park in Glasgow. Photo:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

  Dave King has promised to repair Rangers after being voted on to the club’s board at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday, with Mi(...)

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