Howlin: Public needs more information on what Government knew about Dublin 'protection money'

Howlin: Public needs more information on what Government knew about Dublin 'protection money'

This week the High Court heard how construction firms working on Dublin City Council housing projects paid them up to €1,500 a week to prevent attacks.

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Did protection racket in Cherry Orchard go under the radar because of where it was happening?

Did protection racket in Cherry Orchard go under the radar because of where it was happening?

There was a shocked reaction in the political world during the week when details of a protection racket emerged in court.

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Eoghan Murphy to lead investigation into probe over council 'protection money' probe

Eoghan Murphy to lead investigation into probe over council 'protection money' probe

The Government has launched an independent investigation into revelations that Dublin City Council officials advised firms to pay over €500,000 in protection money to two criminals, amid growing questions over who knew about the scandal.

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Council refuses to clarify if its CEO knew of extortion racket

Council refuses to clarify if its CEO knew of extortion racket

Dublin City Council has refused to clarify if its chief executive Owen Keegan or senior management knew that protection money was paid to criminals under the guise of ‘security’ at a housing development.

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Council in protection racket claims: The truth must be established

Council in protection racket claims: The truth must be established

Even if it’s nearly 40 years since Charlie Haughey’s “grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented” became the enduring definition of an era

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Coveney ‘not aware’ criminals were paid protection money by council

Coveney ‘not aware’ criminals were paid protection money by council

Simon Coveney is not disputing that his office was informed of the issue of criminals being paid protection money by Dublin City Council.

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'Sickening': McDowell calls on Murphy to probe any role Housing dept had in 'protection money' racket

'Sickening': McDowell calls on Murphy to probe any role Housing dept had in 'protection money' racket

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.

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Junior minister knew of 'protection money' payments

Junior minister knew of 'protection money' payments

Junior minister for drugs Catherine Byrne admitted the situation as Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy insisted he knew nothing of the situation until media reports this morning.

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West Dublin ‘very let down’ by local authority

West Dublin ‘very let down’ by local authority

The issue of taxpayers’ money being paid for the ‘protection’ services of known criminals around construction sites by Dublin City Council has been condemned in west Dublin as being “completely unacceptable”.

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