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#Criminals

# criminals - Last year 2021

Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
# CSO
# CSO

Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show

Jun 25th 2021, 1:51 PM 14,066 Views 47 Comments

The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.

# criminals - All time

Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story
# Black Mass
# Black Mass

Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story

Updated Oct 30th 2018, 5:36 PM 55,049 Views 40 Comments

The author of Black Mass and Bulger’s biography Dick Lehr speaks to us about the criminal’s life.

The Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €4.3 million to the State last year
# Assets Of Crime
# Assets Of Crime

The Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €4.3 million to the State last year

Jul 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,186 Views 22 Comments

Some €2.37 million was returned under proceeds of crime laws.

Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow
# Project Storm
# Project Storm

Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow

Oct 11th 2017, 7:40 PM 19,220 Views 0 Comments

The arrests were for a number of different offences including theft, assault and burglary.

Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports
# Documentation
# Documentation

Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports

Sep 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 25,167 Views 0 Comments

The gangs target drug users indebted to them to assist in obtaining the passports.

Intended target of Ballymun shooting had been warned of threat to his life
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Intended target of Ballymun shooting had been warned of threat to his life

Aug 17th 2017, 7:33 AM 51,276 Views 75 Comments

Convicted criminal Derek Devoy escaped without injury yesterday, but his sister and an associate of his were both killed.

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

Aug 7th 2017, 6:09 PM 53,213 Views 37 Comments

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

Tongue-in-cheek postcards launched in bid to track down Europe's most-wanted criminals
# Wish You Were Here
# Wish You Were Here

Tongue-in-cheek postcards launched in bid to track down Europe's most-wanted criminals

Aug 4th 2017, 10:53 AM 16,807 Views 9 Comments

“Belgian fries are the best and we know you miss them.”

34 people arrested after 72 checkpoints carried out in Waterford
# Project Storm
# Project Storm

34 people arrested after 72 checkpoints carried out in Waterford

Jun 21st 2017, 9:21 PM 41,389 Views 27 Comments

Increased high visibility foot patrols were carried out across 18 neighbourhoods in the city.

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

May 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 13,983 Views 31 Comments

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners
# Crime
# Crime

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,983 Views 23 Comments

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

Ireland issued a record number of European arrest warrants last year
# Get Back Here
# Get Back Here

Ireland issued a record number of European arrest warrants last year

Dec 29th 2016, 9:00 PM 9,882 Views 7 Comments

Some 379 persons have been surrendered to Ireland since 2004.

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Just 29 gardaí tasked with tackling cybercrime despite surge in internet attacks

Nov 15th 2016, 5:58 PM 8,761 Views 15 Comments

New survey found 44% of Irish organisations suffered an attack last year compared to just 25% in 2012.

'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'

Oct 17th 2016, 6:50 AM 3,271 Views 8 Comments

Psychologist Ian Gargan says knowing what we are capable of, not being fearful of the darker sides of our personality and embracing the differences is important.

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners
# Crime
# Crime

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

Aug 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,051 Views 17 Comments

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

Animal underworld: Exotic pets seized from mobsters are being given a second chance
# Free To Rome
# Free To Rome

Animal underworld: Exotic pets seized from mobsters are being given a second chance

Jun 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,584 Views 8 Comments

Around 400 exotic animals are rescued every year by Italy’s police and forest guard.

Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?
# Criminals
# Criminals

Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?

Mar 1st 2016, 6:00 PM 66,953 Views 73 Comments

The killing of Vincent Ryan means gardaí are now contending with two active gangland feuds.

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional
# Opinion
# Opinion

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

Feb 10th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,746 Views 146 Comments

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

Retaliation: Eddie Hutch, brother of 'The Monk', shot dead in Dublin city
# Crime
# Crime

Retaliation: Eddie Hutch, brother of 'The Monk', shot dead in Dublin city

Feb 8th 2016, 11:18 PM 329,328 Views 414 Comments

Emergency services have been at the scene on Poplar Row since before 8pm.

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers
# Germany
# Germany

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers

Jan 8th 2016, 5:48 PM 24,557 Views 144 Comments

Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.

New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders
# Burglaries
# Burglaries

New DNA database will 'close the net' on serial offenders

Nov 13th 2015, 3:35 PM 8,827 Views 26 Comments

It’s hoped the system will help find missing people and deal with an increase in burglaries.

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
# Criminals
# Criminals

Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs

Nov 4th 2015, 2:35 PM 14,679 Views 47 Comments

“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”

'Want to stop people breaking into your house? Turn your lights on', says the Gardaí
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

'Want to stop people breaking into your house? Turn your lights on', says the Gardaí

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:48 AM 33,536 Views 58 Comments

The seasonal warning comes as an increase in crime is expected.

Ever take a 'sensitive' photo of yourself? You could be at risk of sextortion
# Sextortion
# Sextortion

Ever take a 'sensitive' photo of yourself? You could be at risk of sextortion

Jul 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,440 Views 11 Comments

Faceless criminals are using young peoples’ personal images to extort money from them and the FBI want it to stop.

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year
# Crime
# Crime

Ireland has a Witness Protection Programme and we've spent €400k on it this year

May 19th 2015, 11:00 AM 18,524 Views 25 Comments

The protection programme was set up as gardaí tackled gangland crime.

This is NOT how you flush cannabis down the toilet
# Weed The Toilet
# Weed The Toilet

This is NOT how you flush cannabis down the toilet

Apr 29th 2015, 8:08 PM 29,407 Views 39 Comments

Metropolitan Police uncovered *quite* the mess today.

Well, this is quite the crime scene...
# Dumb Criminals
From The Daily Edge
# Dumb Criminals

Well, this is quite the crime scene...

Apr 29th 2015, 7:45 PM 5,843 Views 1 Comment

Metropolitan Police uncovered *quite* the mess today.

New national DNA database to become operational this year
# Computers
# Computers

New national DNA database to become operational this year

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:00 AM 7,536 Views 13 Comments

IT improvements for the gardaí are on the way said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Burglars hold knife to 15-month-old baby before stealing cash and jewellery
# Theft
# Theft

Burglars hold knife to 15-month-old baby before stealing cash and jewellery

Nov 6th 2014, 8:48 PM 29,356 Views 33 Comments

One of the burglars posed as a water meter reader to gain access to the mother’s home.

'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'
# Transparency Ireland
# Transparency Ireland

'It has never been easier to get away with white collar crime in Ireland'

Oct 26th 2014, 8:30 AM 14,006 Views 24 Comments

Can criminals do more damage with a computer than with a gun in a bank?

Here's how much money was seized from criminals last year
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Here's how much money was seized from criminals last year

Oct 8th 2014, 2:14 PM 14,035 Views 28 Comments

CAB released its 2013 Annual Report today.

Man tried to pass off a crushed up pop tart as crack cocaine, still got arrested
# Pop Tarts
From The Daily Edge
# Pop Tarts

Man tried to pass off a crushed up pop tart as crack cocaine, still got arrested

Sep 12th 2014, 1:45 PM 2,410 Views 1 Comment

Not-so-smooth criminal.

Poll: Should we introduce 'sobriety tags' for offenders of alcohol-related crimes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we introduce 'sobriety tags' for offenders of alcohol-related crimes?

Aug 1st 2014, 9:18 AM 10,196 Views 78 Comments

A pilot scheme was launched in London yesterday – should we follow suit?

Nokia was blackmailed into paying millions to criminals back in 2008
# Blackmail
# Blackmail

Nokia was blackmailed into paying millions to criminals back in 2008

Jun 18th 2014, 12:26 PM 7,481 Views 4 Comments

The criminals acquired the encryption key for a core part of Nokia’s Symbian software, and threatened to make it public if their demands weren’t met.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?

Jun 11th 2014, 8:43 AM 10,716 Views 103 Comments

The DNA of the most serious criminals will be kept on a database under a new law. But is it a good idea? Or a step too far for civil liberties?

Man arrested as €800,000 worth of cannabis found in Kildare house
# Uncovered
# Uncovered

Man arrested as €800,000 worth of cannabis found in Kildare house

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:55 AM 9,836 Views 54 Comments

40kg of cannabis herb was found in Crossmorris.

15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings
# BE CARFEUL
# BE CARFEUL

15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings

May 19th 2014, 9:50 AM 11,166 Views 0 Comments

A teenager will appear in court today after a taxi driver had his car hijacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two due in court over €1.5m cannabis haul
# Drug Crime
# Drug Crime

Two due in court over €1.5m cannabis haul

May 6th 2014, 7:13 AM 5,206 Views 0 Comments

The two men were arrested yesterday by gardaí targeting a criminal gang based in Tallaght, south Dublin.

Family of five terrorised at gunpoint during armed robbery in Limerick
# Masked Men
# Masked Men

Family of five terrorised at gunpoint during armed robbery in Limerick

Apr 10th 2014, 6:20 PM 10,747 Views 28 Comments

There were three young children in the house when the masked men with guns broke in to their home.

Million euro paintings stolen in London in the 1970s have been recovered in Italy
# Art Robbery
# Art Robbery

Million euro paintings stolen in London in the 1970s have been recovered in Italy

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:08 AM 8,894 Views 8 Comments

The works are by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard.

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