Martin Foley

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A healthcare worker at a Covid-19 vaccine clinic in Johannesburg. A South African study has found that the risk of reinfection from the Omicron coronavirus variant is three times higher than for any previous strain.  Photograph: Joao Silva/New York Times

South Africa South Africa’s daily number of confirmed Covid-19 cases almost quadrupled since Tuesday as the Omicron variant spread across the country(...)

Australian police officers pepper spray anti-lockdown  protesters    in Melbourne on Saturday.  Photograph: Diego Fedele/Getty Images

Australia will stick to its lockdown strategy against coronavirus until at least 70 per cent of its population is fully vaccinated, but after that it (...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

John Wilson and Charley Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Matchlight

Art heists and Dublin gangland criminals have an entwined history going back to Martin “the General” Cahill’s smash-and-grab raid on the Beit Collecti(...)

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 (...)

Dublin man James Quinn (pictured)has been convicted over the murder of Gary Hutch  in Spain three years ago with the jury ruling he was the getaway driver rather than the gunman. Photograph: Solarpix

A man convicted of the murder of Gary Hutch, the killing that began the Kinahan-Hutch feud, was a suspect in the fatal shooting of another man in Spai(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Foley is a former member of the Martin Cahill gang and has had numerous attempts on his life: Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins/File photo

Well known criminal Martin Foley remains in custody after being arrested on Monday in connection with an incident at a Dublin jewellers.Foley (64), al(...)