Veronica Guerin

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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, (...)

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(...)

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