Category Archives: Crime Reporting

An awful week in crime

It has been a shocking week on the crime front. Four violent deaths in Dublin, bookended by two particularly appalling tragedies. In the early hours of last Saturday a German student Thomas Heinrich, who was attending Griffith College in the south inner city, was on the … Continue reading

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Not a great week for children

Too many examples this week, unfortunately, of what children are subjected to in twenty first century Ireland. On Tuesday night, an innocent schoolboy was lucky to escape with his life in a drive-by shooting in the Crumlin area of south … Continue reading

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Gang violence cranks up

Well, it certainly was one of those days. And nights. Starting with a gangland murder at breakfast time and finishing with another, 12 hours later. The immediate reaction from hacks was that the second murder, that of Declan O’Reilly in … Continue reading

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Gangland

Just in case you missed our special on gangs in the Irish Examiner last weekend, below are the links to the articles. First, is the news story… http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gardai-fracture-limerick-gangs-as-60-jailed-207738.html Second, is the scene in Dublin, on the back of the murder of … Continue reading

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Toxic Ecstasy Batch

Gardaí have seen a “huge increase” in demand for ecstasy this year on the back of a surge in the production of high-quality MDMA in Europe. After many years of a drop-off in the manufacture of MDMA, producers have again … Continue reading

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Policing ‘bordering on oppressive’

I had to look up at the senior garda when he said the words: “bordering on oppressive policing”. Did he really say that, I thought to myself and had a quick look at those also sitting in the august chamber … Continue reading

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Swedish House Mafia

Well, it’s safe to say Denis Desmond and Martin Callinan won’t be sending each other Christmas cards this year. It was clear after Justice Minister Alan Shatter decided to publish a letter from the Garda Commissioner, accompanying a Garda report … Continue reading

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