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# criminal - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Barrister appointed to investigate Dublin City Council 'protection money' allegations

Allegations emerged last month that a known criminal extorted money from building firms to pay for protection from anti-social behaviour.

# criminal - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn

The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.

# criminal - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Taxi driver not allowed female passengers in front seat while on bail for sexual assault

The case was adjourned to allow for the preparation of a psychological report.

# criminal - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story

The author of Black Mass and Bulger’s biography Dick Lehr speaks to us about the criminal’s life.

# criminal - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.

# criminal - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland

The PSNI said that the incidents had a similar modus operandi and that detectives believe the same gang may be involved.

# criminal - Friday 22 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge The legendary 'We Want Plates' Twitter account has compiled the 10 worst ways restaurants served food in 2017 Notions

# criminal - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man who viciously attacked two Italian men jailed for three years

The convicted man has 20 previous convictions, including for robbery and theft

# criminal - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years

€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.

# criminal - Monday 30 January, 2017

'Spiderman' burglar goes on trial in Paris for €100 million art heist

Vjeran Tomic was known for daring, acrobatic heists.

# criminal - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Fifty-one people arrested after 19 searches in Kilkenny

Heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.

# criminal - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Eddie Hutch Jr in a "fragile psychological state", court hears

He appeared at Dublin District Court to face charges for motoring and theft offences.

# criminal - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying

Meanwhile, the District Court dealt with 12,000 drugs offences and 30,000 public order offences in 2015.

# criminal - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Criminal tries to ram jeep full of armed gardaí he mistook for rival gang

The man was arrested in Drogheda on Sunday morning.

# criminal - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June

Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.

# criminal - Friday 12 June, 2015

An open casting for extras in BBC's Ripper Street will be held in Dublin next week

Looking like a Victorian-era criminal is probably a bonus.

# criminal - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

International eyes are going to be on Irish abortion laws today

Amnesty International is launching its ‘She is Not a Criminal’ report at 11am this morning.

# criminal - Friday 1 May, 2015

Dashcam footage shows dramatic garda car smash

The car being chased with a Mitubishi and contained four individuals under the age of 18.

# criminal - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

# criminal - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Man found with 31 pellets of cannabis in his stomach

He was charged and will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street tomorrow.

# criminal - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here's how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year

Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.

# criminal - Monday 16 February, 2015

Silly criminal tells police to 'catch me if you can' on Facebook - then gets arrested

The 19-year-old had breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

# criminal - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# criminal - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

# criminal - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

# criminal - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood

The 40-year-old man from Tallaght was also accused of stealing €6,000 worth of boat engines.

# criminal - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Irish criminal shot dead in the Costa del Sol

The 45-year-old died after being shot in a bar in the Elviria area of Marbella.

# criminal - Monday 11 August, 2014

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system

Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.

# criminal - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

16-year-old has three fingers cut off by criminal gang in "barbaric" attack

The attack has been described as “barbaric” by a local councillor.

# criminal - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200

The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.

# criminal - Monday 3 March, 2014

Armed gardaí dispatched to protect Gilligan in hospital

The 61-year-old gangster is expected to recover, after being shot four times in Clondalkin on Saturday night.

# criminal - Monday 9 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge College students face legal repercussions after snowball fight gets ugly Snow Joke

College students face legal repercussions after snowball fight gets ugly

Police in Oregon are investigating the snowball fight after the students dumped buckets of snow on passing cars.

# criminal - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Gilligan: "I had nothing to do with Veronica Guerin's murder"

The convicted drug trafficker, who led the gang that killed the Sunday Independent journalist, was freed from prison earlier today.

Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison Gilligan This post contains images

Pictures: John Gilligan walks free from Portlaoise Prison

The veteran criminal, who led the gang that murdered Veronica Guerin, made a phone call as he was driven from the facility in a waiting car.

# criminal - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Man breaks into Galway home and pours boiling water over couple in bed

The man is to appear in court charged with assault and burglary.

# criminal - Friday 13 September, 2013

Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k John Gilligan This post contains images

Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k

The convicted criminal is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence.

# criminal - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders

The call has come from a Galway Joint Policing Committee and has been put to the Minister for Justice.

# criminal - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Column: I saw the pain and terror 'Whitey' Bulger created – he was no Robin Hood

Growing up just a few miles down the road from the Boston neighbourhood where gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger reigned, I saw through the lies that he protected residents from drugs and violence, writes Larry Donnelly.

# criminal - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Court defers sentencing Wicklow County Council over firemen deaths

Wicklow County Council pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to the deaths of two firemen in Bray in 2007.

# criminal - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year

Criminals with sentences of more than 5 years will have their DNA logged on a national database, including most sexual offences crimes.

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