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# gangs - Saturday 13 February, 2016

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

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

“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

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

“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

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 This post contains videos

Police charge 170 after 'gruesome' shootout between biker gangs

Nine people died and 18 were wounded in the incident.

Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown

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

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

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

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

# gangs - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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

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

‘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

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

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

The operation is ongoing.

# gangs - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# gangs - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Drugs gang drops severed heads near military camp in Mexico City

Two severed heads were found near a military camp in Mexico City with a note from a local drugs gang.

# gangs - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users

Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.

# gangs - Monday 1 August, 2011

Meet the man who says he ordered 1,500 killings in Mexico

Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez or ‘El Diego’ is a former state police officer who is said to have built a criminal empire.

# gangs - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Everything you need to know about the infamous Whitey Bulger

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was captured last night after 16 years on the run. But how did the Irish-American mobster become such a notorious figure?

# gangs - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Drug conference: gang violence could spread across Ireland in five years

Conference hears drug problem is much worse than suggested in the media, with families being threatened and attacked because of debts to drug dealers.