Jane Russell (right) with  Irish-born infant  Thomas Kavanagh at New York airport. The boy was taken to Russell by his mother, who pleaded with the Hollywood star  to take him to the US. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Publicity surrounding the Hollywood actor Jane Russell and her adoption of an Irish baby angered the then government because it portrayed Ireland as ‘(...)

Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh (52), Daniel Canning (41) and Gary Vickery (37), all of whom pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday. Photograph: UK National Crime Agency

Three senior members of the Kinahan gang, including its leader in the United Kingdom, are facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspir(...)

Thomas Kavanagh faces an additional charge of money laundering. File photograph: Jason Roberts/PA

Irish man Thomas Kavanagh has been charged with drugs and firearms offences in Britain. The 52-year-old faces charges by officers from Britain’s Nati(...)

Kinahan cartel associate Thomas Kavanagh is likely to be freed from prison in just over one year despite being jailed for three years this week when he appeared in a court in the UK. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

Kinahan cartel associate Thomas Kavanagh is likely to be freed from prison in just over one year despite being jailed for three years this week when h(...)

Kinahan cartel associate Thomas Kavanagh is likely to be freed from prison in just over one year despite being jailed for three years this week when h(...)

Thomas Kavanagh arriving at Stoke-on-Trent crown court on Monday for sentencing. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

The jailing of Dubliner Thomas Kavanagh in England following a joint operation between gardaí and UK police appears to mark yet another blow for the K(...)

Irish businessman Thomas Kavanagh after leaving Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. Photograph:  Jake King/PA Wire

An Irish businessman has been convicted of having a “10,000-volt” stun gun disguised as a torch, found among an arsenal of weaponry inside his “fortif(...)

Thomas Kavanagh. File  Photograph: The Irish Times

An Irish man charged with having an illegal stun gun disguised as a torch has appeared in court after his arrest at Birmingham airport. Thomas Kavana(...)

Gardaí and an officer from the National Crime Agency in the UK at a property in the Tamworth area on Saturday. Photograph: National Crime Agency

An Irishman linked to the Kinahan crime cartel has been charged with a firearms offence by British police. Dubliner Thomas Kavanagh (51) is due to ap(...)