An outspoken former Limerick mayor claims the people of St Mary’s Park — named in a Pobal deprivation index as the most disadvantaged area of the country — were “abandoned” by state development agencies over decades.
Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan and members of his family have been given three months by the Supreme Court to leave their homes, one in Co Meath and one in Blanchardstown, before the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) moves to sell or lease them.
Detectives investigating the shooting of dissident republican Peter Butterly have denied that offers to drop a murder charge were made to an accused man who turned prosecution witness before he gave a statement about the case.
The Garda crackdown that followed the death of crusading journalist Veronica Guerin showed gangsters that they were not untouchable. Numerous arrests and the seizure of €50m of assets and €150m in taxes followed that brutal killing, writes
A former mayor of Limerick has warned the city could be on the “slippery slope” back into feud gang violence following an attack on Limerick firefighters called to an arson attack on street security CCTV cameras.
Fianna Fáil’s criticism of the Government over the lack of social housing was last night condemned as “total hypocrisy” by a former mayor of Limerick who accused the party of adopting one stance at national level and a “not-in-my-backyard” attitude in Limerick.