Martin Cahill

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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(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

Gardaí released photographs of the items seized in the raid

A drug dealer linked to the Kinahan gang and who gardaí believe has invested the proceeds of crime in holiday homes has been targeted by the Criminal (...)

Brendan Coyle plays an embittered theatre critic who falls in with a group of vampires in a new production of Conor McPherson's 1997 play. ‘I’ve been lucky, I’ve never been eviscerated.’

To all those who were immersed in Twilight, The Originals, fancy the idea of Sky’s new A Discovery of Witches series (worth a miss on the basis of the(...)

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(...)

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