John Gilligan on his release  from Portlaoise Prison in October 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

It would be impossible to estimate how much convicted criminal John Gilligan’s right of access to the courts has cost the State to date, but it has to(...)

A Garda during a raid in Sallins Bridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another day and another apparent strike by the Garda against the Kinahan drugs gang. This time an assault rifle and cocaine and heroin valued at €3 (...)

Drug-dealer Richard Keogh (30), from Cabra, Dublin, who was killed in 2008 outside a casino near Benalmadena. Photograph: RTÉ News

Once the playground of an Irish criminal fraternity keen to stay out of the reach of the Garda while earning vast fortunes under the sun, the heat has(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting in the Ronanstown area of west Dublin.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the latest killing linked to the Hutch-Kinahan gang feud in Dublin. A close associate of Gerry “The Monk” Hutc(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Exactly 20 years since she was murdered, the Frenchwoman is still a presence around Mizen Head. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP/Getty Images

Sophie Toscan du Plantier bought a remote cottage at Drinane, near Toormore on the Mizen Head in 1993. Although a regular visitor, she kept to herself(...)

John Gilligan: After 17 years behind bars, the former crime boss was released from Portlaoise Prison on October 15th, 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three years on from his release from prison, it can be said with certainty that John Gilligan’s efforts to retake his place in the underworld have end(...)

It is exactly 20 years on Tuesday since Fiona Pender disappeared.

Fiona Pender would have turned 45 this year. The Co Offaly woman vanished in 1996, a time when Mary Robinson was president, divorce had just been intr(...)

Crime scene: Veronica Guerin was shot on the N7 in Dublin on June 26th, 1996. Photograph: Collins

Since Veronica Guerin’s murder by the John Gilligan gang, 20 years ago this weekend, crime journalism has exploded. The media cover the exploits of ga(...)

Gangland murder: Veronica Guerin in June 1996, shortly before the John Gilligan gang killed her. Photograph: Dave Conachy/INM/Getty

Regarded a watershed moment in Irish crime, the murder of Veronica Guerin, 20 years ago this weekend, focused attention on organised crime like never (...)

BBC reporter Fergal Keane: “A society which watches hardened criminals create private armies is not a safe society.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Kinahan gang involved in an ongoing criminal feud are “enemies of the Republic”, a memorial for journalist Veronica Guerin was told on Thursday, (...)

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