Veronica Guerin

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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/Rollingnews.ie

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(...)

Members of the Criminal Assets Bureau and armed gardaí removing vehicles from a car garage in Bluebell Business Park, west Dublin, during an operation in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Incredible as it seems, next month will mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Veronica Guerin. The journalist’s shooting by the John Gilligan gan(...)

Gardaí  at Avondale House,  Cumberland Street, Dublin, after the fatal shooting of Gareth Hutch this week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

If society is to get to grips with the serious violence that is having such a devastating impact on families and communities, policymakers need to mov(...)

After years of budgetary cuts, the latest murder in the Kinihan/Hutch feud has renewed debate over the capacity – or otherwise – of the Garda to act a(...)

Brian Meehan (47), from Crumlin, is serving a life sentence having being convicted in 1999 of the murder of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. File photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

A Dublin man’s attempt to have his conviction for murdering journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice has been dismissed by the Cou(...)

Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)

The murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996  shifted the Special Criminal Court’s focus on to organised crime. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The murders of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch snr have pitched the Special Criminal Court into the general election campaign. Minister for Justice Franc(...)

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