Two men who helped a criminal gang to murder Vinnie Ryan, a brother of slain Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, have asked a judge for mercy and to leave "light at the end of the tunnel" when handing down sentence.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
The so-called New IRA which admitted killing journalist and activist Lyra McKee during a night of riots in Derry’s Creggan estate may have announced its formation in July 2012, but its origins stretch back five years earlier, writes
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
Two men have been jailed in connection with the "execution" of Aidan "The Beast" O'Driscoll, who was killed on a busy Cork street in a "well-planned" hit as part of an internal dispute between the Real IRA and the New IRA.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
Aidan 'The Beast' O'Driscoll was "executed" on a busy Cork street in a "well-planned" hit that was part of an internal dispute between the Real IRA and the New IRA, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Mon, 11 Mar, 2019
A Real IRA leader who plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago has been found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of directing the activities of a terrorist organisation.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
The key to identifying Aidan O’Driscoll’s killers may be stored in cameras of drivers who were in the Blackpool area of Cork City hours before last week’s brutal murder.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2016
A battle among a new generation of Real IRA members to control its drugs trade, racketeering, and money-laundering operations may have lead to the killing of dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll, garda sources believe.
Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
A jury has returned a verdict of unlawful killing following an inquest into the death of a man who was gunned down in front of his partner and their two children in a gangland-style shooting in Cork city just over six years ago.
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016