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Marioara Rostas was an 18-year-old Romanian immigrant and a member of the Roma community. She didn’t meet the ‘big murder’ criteria. Social media didn’t light up. There were no protests about reclaiming the streets for women

A murder is committed. The Irish media then usually goes one of two ways. The killing can gain traction and become “a big story” along the lines of th(...)

Charles Hill, pictured circa 2007, was a Scotland Yard detective whose investigations, often undercover, led to the recovery of Munch’s masterpiece The Scream as well as stolen paintings by Vermeer and Titian. Photograph: Richard Ansett via New York Times

Charles Hill, a Scotland Yard detective, stood inside a house in Norway and beheld the artistic treasure he had been searching for: The Scream, Edvard(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

A file photograph of Martin ’the Viper’ Foley. Photograph: Collins.

The Dublin criminal Martin Foley, known as ‘the Viper’ must pay €738,449 in tax, interest and penalties after losing a Supreme Court appeal against a (...)

John Boorman at his home in Wickl;ow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In his new memoir, The film-maker reflects on family, putting down roots in wicklow and hollywood sex scandals John Boorman has always savoured (...)

The deal also includes the importation of 180,000 tonnes of poultry into the EU and 25,000 tonnes of pig meat. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Environmental and climate change requirements can be used to “thwart” and “dismantle” the EU Mercosur trade deal and protect the Irish beef industry, (...)

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau Det Chief Supt Pat Clavin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Houses seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) from gangland targets have been offered to local authorities rather than risking a potential new own(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Kinahan cartel: Liam Byrne heads what the Criminal Assets Bureau calls the “Byrne organised-crime group”

Liam Byrne, a trusted associate of the Kinahan cartel, is among the most powerful figures in Irish organised crime Like a stereotypical London v(...)

An  empty frame at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, US, which used to house a Rembrandt stolen in 1990. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images

The proceeds of the largest art heist in history may be in Ireland, after being given to the IRA by murdered Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, a prominen(...)

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