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, (...)

A file image from 1996 of Graham Turley and his son, Cathal. On Friday Mr Turley  said it was not until he had to identify his wife Veronica Guerin’s body that her killing ‘sank in’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Graham Turley, the widower of slain journalist Veronica Guerin has extended his condolences to the husband of British Labour MP Jo Cox. “He has a hu(...)

Gary Broderick, Director of the Saol Project, which helps women in dealing with addictions and with prison rehabilitation, pictured with After-Care worker Belinda Nugent, a former client of the project. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

You choose what you want to see. On the corner, a group of seven or eight young men congregate. Most are dressed in baggy shorts and T-shirts. Sharp(...)

Dubliner Christy Kinahan  is the leader of the Irish Kinahan gang in southern Spain. Photograph: courtesy of the Sunday World

The Russian mafia and notorious Marseille mafia were among the groups working alongside the Irish Kinahan gang in southern Spain, creating “a huge cri(...)

Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony, Supt Finbarr Murphy, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Supt Daniel Flavin and Assistant Commissioner Eugene Corcoran at a media briefing in Store Street Garda station. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The new Garda taskforce established to tackle organised crime in direct response to the Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud would base members in Spain and o(...)

In the two decades since the murder of crime journalist Veronica Guerin, the control centres of Dublin’s criminal gangs have moved abroad. Photograph: Collins

When Richard Nixon visited Beijing in 1972, the Chinese premier Zhou Enlai was asked for his view on the impact of the French Revolution. He replied t(...)

Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony said: “The reality of it is that we’re dealing with a huge, huge crime conglomerate, if you like; we’re not just dealing with Ireland.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new Garda taskforce established to tackle organised crime in the wake of the Kinahan-Hutch feud would base members in Spain or other jurisdictions(...)

The commitment for new and stronger surveillance powers for the Garda referred to by Frances Fitzgerald sound promising, though detail is needed before any firm conclusion could be reached. Photograph: Sam Boal/

It is difficult to imagine anyone in the criminal fraternity having a troubled sleep last night on the basis of the Government’s anti-gangland package(...)

The combination of a taskforce, a mini-Cab and saturation policing forms part of the classic political response. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government’s response to the brutal spate of gangland killings in Dublin was expected and predictable. The combination of a taskforce, a mini-Cab (...)

The killing in Spain last September of Gary Hutch sparked a feud between rival Irish crime gangs.

What is the dominant ethnic gang in Europe’s main drug- trafficking route? The Russian Mafia? The Turkish Connection? Bloodthirsty Albanian crime lor(...)

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