John Gilligan

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Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes who said it was ‘somewhat strange that a post like this could be given like this without an advertisement’. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Minister has called for an explanation for the appointed of Pat Cox’s former special adviser as the chief executive of Limerick City of Culture 2014(...)

Patricia Ryan previously worked for  Pat  Cox, who is chairman of the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014, when he was in the European Parliament.

A former mayor of Limerick has heavily criticised the process around the appointment of Pat Cox’s former special adviser as the chief executive of Lim(...)

John Gilligan pictured this afternoon at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has given directions for the exchange of legal papers in an appeal over the seizure of assets of John Gilligan and his family. Gilli(...)

Det Chief Supt Eugene Corcoran has also spoken out against lawyers and accountants who help criminals disguise their assets.

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau has said fresh legislation is needed to help the bureau combat advances in technology and communications that (...)

John Gilligan pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collinss

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan attended a consultation with legal representatives at the Four Courts in Dublin yesterday afternoon as part of his(...)

Det Chief Supt Eugene Corcoran, head of the Criminal Assets Bureau: “Our legislation doesn’t keep abreast of advances perhaps as quickly as it should.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On the morning of June 27th, 1996, then taoiseach John Bruton stood up in the Dáil and said he wished to make a statement. It was less than three week(...)

Test Ministers: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, left, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at the RTÉ radio centre after appearing on the Today with Sean O’Rourke  show. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was a spectacle familiar from many a budget day: a gaggle of reporters eagerly awaiting an event whose details had been flagged well in advance but(...)

New order: John Gilligan leaving Portlaoise  Prison on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

When Martin Cahill, the gangland figure known as the General, was shot by the IRA in August 1994, there was no retaliation. At that time not even one (...)

 John Gilligan: believed to have met his estranged wife Geraldine who still lives in a house on the Jessbrook estate

Gang leader and convicted drug dealer John Gilligan has returned to his former estate Jessbrook as the Criminal Assets Bureau attempts to sell the pro(...)

John Gilligan leaving Portlaoise Prison yesterday morning after almost 17 years behind bars.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The internet was in its infancy when John Gilligan was jailed. Twitter, Facebook and iPhones were more than a decade away. But within an hour of his r(...)

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