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#Gangs

# gangs - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners
# No Support
# No Support

Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners

Apr 28th 2016, 3:04 PM 14,787 Views 50 Comments

“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'
# Gangland Bloodshed
# Gangland Bloodshed

'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'

Apr 28th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,421 Views 29 Comments

The Prison Officers Association is calling for power to be removed from gangs in prison.

# gangs - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Family of Martin O'Rourke will visit Sheriff St after funeral to thank locals for support
# Innocent
# Innocent

Family of Martin O'Rourke will visit Sheriff St after funeral to thank locals for support

Apr 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,222 Views 5 Comments

The 24-year-old was gunned down in Dublin’s north inner city last Thursday in a case of mistaken identity.

# gangs - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Two women charged as part of organised crime crackdown
# South-east
# South-east

Two women charged as part of organised crime crackdown

Mar 22nd 2016, 9:52 PM 49,552 Views 0 Comments

Up to 80 gardaí were involved in searches in Waterford and Wexford today.

# gangs - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

'They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree'
# Column
# Column

'They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree'

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 1,441 Views 48 Comments

These murders are part of the same phenomenon of gun and drugs related crime that has blighted decent communities across Dublin, writes Tom Clonan.

# gangs - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?
# Criminals
# Criminals

Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?

Mar 1st 2016, 6:00 PM 66,285 Views 73 Comments

The killing of Vincent Ryan means gardaí are now contending with two active gangland feuds.

# gangs - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs

Feb 17th 2016, 12:09 PM 12,357 Views 19 Comments

A 24-year-old man was arrested during a seizure at a Dublin house.

# gangs - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Drug dealers are even targeting users' mothers to tighten their grip of fear
# Under Threat
# Under Threat

Drug dealers are even targeting users' mothers to tighten their grip of fear

Feb 16th 2016, 9:04 AM 29,278 Views 37 Comments

A new survey has brought this intimidation light.

# gangs - Saturday 13 February, 2016

What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs
# Column
# Column

What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs

Feb 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,858 Views 161 Comments

The main currency propelling these gangs is the supply and sale of illicit drugs. We can remove their power, writes Aaron McKenna.

# gangs - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
# Criminals
# Criminals

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs

Nov 4th 2015, 2:35 PM 14,643 Views 47 Comments

“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”

# gangs - Friday 16 October, 2015

Gardaí arrest man after 30km high speed chase
# Fast And Furious
# Fast And Furious

Gardaí arrest man after 30km high speed chase

Oct 16th 2015, 10:00 AM 29,082 Views 0 Comments

The man was finally apprehended in Tallaght.

# gangs - Friday 2 October, 2015

WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead
# Enough Is Enough
# Enough Is Enough

WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead

Oct 2nd 2015, 9:28 PM 25,946 Views 21 Comments

“This should not be happening in our city, and we’ve got to do something about it.”

# gangs - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins

Aug 26th 2015, 10:46 PM 16,909 Views 17 Comments

Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.

# gangs - Monday 18 May, 2015

Police charge 170 after 'gruesome' shootout between biker gangs
# Waco
# Waco

Police charge 170 after 'gruesome' shootout between biker gangs

May 18th 2015, 6:48 PM 63,645 Views 115 Comments

Nine people died and 18 were wounded in the incident.

Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown
# PLAN OF ACTION
# PLAN OF ACTION

Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown

May 18th 2015, 4:31 PM 15,593 Views 21 Comments

A garda spokesperson said there will be a strong focus on burglars with a high re-offending rate.

# gangs - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
# Let Them Eat Cake
# Let Them Eat Cake

Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment

May 7th 2015, 3:41 PM 15,718 Views 50 Comments

There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.

# gangs - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15
# Gang Warfare
# Gang Warfare

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15

Apr 7th 2015, 10:05 PM 17,062 Views 18 Comments

It’s part of an ongoing battle with police.

# gangs - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

Feb 7th 2015, 11:40 AM 10,595 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# gangs - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Faustino Asprilla forced to flee Colombia after gang's death threats
# Extortion
From The42
# Extortion

Faustino Asprilla forced to flee Colombia after gang's death threats

Dec 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,197 Views 4 Comments

‘I’m forced to leave by the back door of my own town,’ said the former Newcastle United striker.

# gangs - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

"Horrific": Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide
# The Debt Lives On
# The Debt Lives On

"Horrific": Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide

Dec 10th 2014, 10:20 PM 43,286 Views 49 Comments

And children as young as 15 are involved in ‘tiger kidnappings.’

# gangs - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Criminal gang crackdown continues in Waterford with four more arrests
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Criminal gang crackdown continues in Waterford with four more arrests

Jun 19th 2014, 6:13 PM 8,237 Views 0 Comments

A total of 12 people have now been arrested as part of the operation, with seven released without charge.

# gangs - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

100 gardaí involved in morning crime raids in Waterford
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

100 gardaí involved in morning crime raids in Waterford

Jun 3rd 2014, 9:13 AM 16,210 Views 23 Comments

The operation is ongoing.

# gangs - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

17-year-old girl among five arrested in organised crime crackdown
# Operation Fiacla
# Operation Fiacla

17-year-old girl among five arrested in organised crime crackdown

Feb 4th 2014, 7:32 PM 19,913 Views 11 Comments

The arrests formed part of two ongoing Garda investigations.

# gangs - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare

Dec 17th 2013, 1:00 PM 11,722 Views 29 Comments

The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.

# gangs - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Sep 24th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,201 Views 130 Comments

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# gangs - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Two men released in Limerick organised crime investigation
# Gangs
# Gangs

Two men released in Limerick organised crime investigation

Aug 17th 2013, 11:54 AM 4,658 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí searched a number of properties in the city on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into organised crime.

# gangs - Sunday 7 July, 2013

"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
# Young Offenders
# Young Offenders

"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison

Jul 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 12,929 Views 90 Comments

A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.

# gangs - Friday 7 June, 2013

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
# Tea-bacco
# Tea-bacco

PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea

Jun 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,045 Views 12 Comments

The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.

# gangs - Friday 5 April, 2013

New study links violent crime with dangerous dog trade
# Dangerous Dogs
# Dangerous Dogs

New study links violent crime with dangerous dog trade

Apr 5th 2013, 5:20 PM 6,682 Views 34 Comments

The study found evidence of dog sharing in gangs leading to animals becoming more aggressive as they are frequently abused by different owners.

# gangs - Friday 22 February, 2013

Two men due in court over Roy Collins murder
# Murder
# Murder

Two men due in court over Roy Collins murder

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:56 AM 3,928 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old was shot dead at his family business in Limerick in 2009.

# gangs - Friday 23 November, 2012

Column: If we care about our society, we should legalise cannabis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If we care about our society, we should legalise cannabis

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 420 Views 154 Comments

Legislating cannabis use in Ireland would bring in revenue for the government and help control the market, argues this writer.

# gangs - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Three in court over organised crimes, including armed robberies
# Southeast
# Southeast

Three in court over organised crimes, including armed robberies

Jul 22nd 2012, 11:34 AM 3,662 Views 2 Comments

The charges come as part of a Garda crackdown on organised crime in the southeast.

# gangs - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'
# Prison Officers
# Prison Officers

Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'

Apr 26th 2012, 9:42 AM 1,784 Views 13 Comments

The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.

# gangs - Monday 26 March, 2012

Justice minister 'fully understands' Collins family's emigration
# Limerick
# Limerick

Justice minister 'fully understands' Collins family's emigration

Mar 26th 2012, 1:10 PM 4,351 Views 17 Comments

Alan Shatter says “great progress” in tackling gangs in Limerick was not enough to allow Steve Collins to remain in Ireland.

Steve Collins and family 'couldn't survive' Limerick gang threat
# Crime
# Crime

Steve Collins and family 'couldn't survive' Limerick gang threat

Mar 26th 2012, 9:12 AM 7,959 Views 32 Comments

The family have left Ireland over fears for their safety, three years after the murder of Steve’s son Roy Collins.

# gangs - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Gardaí identify bodies found in burnt-out car near Dundalk
# Gangs
# Gangs

Gardaí identify bodies found in burnt-out car near Dundalk

Mar 13th 2012, 9:48 PM 7,970 Views 18 Comments

Anthony Burnett, 31, and Joseph Redmond, 25, were identified after DNA tests were carried out on their remains.

# gangs - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords
# Gangs
# Gangs

Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords

Mar 4th 2012, 11:47 AM 3,362 Views 8 Comments

The arrest was made as part of an operation targeting the activities of a north Dublin criminal gang.

# gangs - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: These arrests won’t tackle the root causes of crime in Limerick

Nov 24th 2011, 7:30 AM 246 Views 14 Comments

On Limerick’s estates, crime is being spurred by pressing social problems – and they’re not going away, writes sociologist Niamh Hourigan.

# gangs - Friday 28 October, 2011

Two killed in biker gang war started over Starbucks
# Turf War
# Turf War

Two killed in biker gang war started over Starbucks

Oct 28th 2011, 9:05 AM 3,110 Views 15 Comments

Security is tight for the funeral of one biker tomorrow, after a conflict that began over who had access to the coffee shop.

# gangs - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 23rd 2011, 11:00 AM 103 Views 0 Comments

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