Martin Cahill

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The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

James Quinn who has been charged with the murder of Gary Hutch. Photograph: Solarpix.com

James Quinn, whose gun attack on Gary Hutch in 2015 set in chain a murderous underworld feud which has claimed 18 lives, is no stranger to internation(...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the European Championships in 1988. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Famous as the win over England may have been, it’s not my favourite memory of Euro 88. The real high point of that glorious week was three days later,(...)

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(...)

Russborough House is  currently closed for urgent electrical and other works. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Alfred Beit Foundation has reached an agreement with the British Revenue Commissioners, the Arts Council of England and the UK culture secretary K(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy has bemoaned a lack of ‘respect’ for lobbyists. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This month saw the second anniversary of the State’s lobbying disclosure regime. Was there a cake and candles? Was there, hell. Two years in, one thin(...)

File photograph from 2000 of Martin “the Viper” Foley. Photograph:Collins

Martin Foley, a father of three known as The Viper, is back in the news. This time a brother of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne has been awarded €10,00(...)

Fr Niall Molloy who died at Clara Co Offaly in July 1985. ‘We don’t believe it’s too late, the truth is still out there,’ his nephew said.

Drizzle fell as a stream of cars began to arrive on Monday into Tubberclair, near Athlone a half an hour before the funeral mass began. Two hundred m(...)

“Brian Purcell was assured that he would keep his pension entitlements and his salary of more than €180,000”. Photograph: Frank Miller

In October 2014, the Health Service Executive created a new high-level job: head of compliance. The job is to monitor all organisations contracted to (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in Rome in April 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At the beginning of the Dáil week observers noticed the Taoiseach was in very good form. Perhaps it was something to do with the rapidly approaching(...)

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