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John Gilligan leaving Portlaoise Prison yesterday morning after almost 17 years behind bars.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The internet was in its infancy when John Gilligan was jailed. Twitter, Facebook and iPhones were more than a decade away. But within an hour of his r(...)

 Eugene Corcoran, head of the Criminal Assets Bureau,  has insisted a fresh legal challenge by convicted criminal John Gilligan to the sale of Jessbrook Equestrian Centre and adjoining lands has “no legal basis”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau has insisted a fresh legal challenge by convicted criminal John Gilligan to the sale of Jessbrook Equestrian Ce(...)

 John Gilligan being released from Portlaoise Prison on Tuesday after spending almost 17 years in jail. Photograph: Alan Betson

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan looks set to remain in Ireland rather than move abroad after his release from prison yesterday.He spent almost 17 (...)

John Gilligan released from Portlaoise Prison this morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The  Irish Times

The convicted drug dealer John Gilligan has been released from prison this morning having spent almost 17 years in jail, most of it serving a 20-year (...)

John Gilligan: Acquitted of the murder of Veronica Guerin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

When John Gilligan takes his first steps of freedom this morning, he will be re-entering a society where the criminal underworld is very different to (...)

Over his 16 years in detention, John Gilligan became a familiar presence in court

John Gilligan has been a litigious prisoner. Over his 16 years in detention, the convicted drug deal- er became a familiar presence in court, where he(...)

John Gilligan is taken by gardaí from the High Court  in 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The convicted drug dealer John Gilligan, who is due for release from prison tomorrow, has taken fresh High Court proceedings to try and stop the Crimi(...)

Who can remember a single name among the litany of victims of the past decade? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

RTE needed something like Love/Hate. The station’s record in building audiences around home-produced drama has been patchy. Series like The Clinic and(...)

 The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre near Johnstownbridge. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The lands and show jumping arena owned by notorious drug dealer John Gilligan have been put on sale with an asking price in the region of €500,000.The(...)

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