Businessman Jim Kennedy and his company Jackson Way Properties (JWP) have lost a High Court challenge to a refusal to provide information about land in Carrickmines, south Dublin, which has been the subject of years of litigation.
It emerged yesterday that up to 40 people linked to some degree or other with leading figures in the murderous Drogheda feud, including women and children, are in hiding, because they fear they might be caught in revenge crossfire after last week’s discovery of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods’ butchered body. Unsurprisingly, the Criminal Assets Bureau, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau have met to plan a response to that outrage. On the very day that this run-and-hide response to the murder of a 17-year-old became public, another 17-year-old was arrested in connection with Cameron Blair’s murder in Cork last week.
Former assistant garda commissioner Michael O’Sullivan, who is now Director of the Maritime Analysis Operations Centre, has said that a new report into the European drugs market reflects an increase in the use of cocaine which is “fuelling murderous feuds.”
Former Minister for Justice Senator Michael McDowell has called on the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to investigate any role played by his department in the payment of “protection money” on social housing building sites.
A man whose original tax bill from the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) ballooned because of interest and penalties on the unpaid sum over more than 11 years claims he should not have to pay such a "vast" amount of money, the Court of Appeal heard.