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# Gangs

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Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs
Director of Help Not Harm, Graham de Barra, suggests we need a compassionate and evidence-based approach to drugs and addiction
'One Veronica Guerin, her murder, her sacrifice, should be enough'
There are questions now about the effectiveness of measures introduced after the journalist was killed 20 years ago.
Sheriff Street's community gardaí: 'They know that's not the end of it - who will it be this time?'
Gardaí working in Dublin’s north inner city have been doing their best to reassure locals as they try to nail down those responsible for the recent violence.
Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population
The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.
Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners
“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”
'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside'
The Prison Officers Association is calling for power to be removed from gangs in prison.
Family of Martin O'Rourke will visit Sheriff St after funeral to thank locals for support
The 24-year-old was gunned down in Dublin’s north inner city last Thursday in a case of mistaken identity.
Two women charged as part of organised crime crackdown
Up to 80 gardaí were involved in searches in Waterford and Wexford today.
'They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree'
These murders are part of the same phenomenon of gun and drugs related crime that has blighted decent communities across Dublin, writes Tom Clonan.
Gangs of Dublin: Another shooting, but who's fighting who?
The killing of Vincent Ryan means gardaí are now contending with two active gangland feuds.
Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs
A 24-year-old man was arrested during a seizure at a Dublin house.
Drug dealers are even targeting users' mothers to tighten their grip of fear
A new survey has brought this intimidation light.
What's the best way to destroy violent gangs? Legalise the drugs
The main currency propelling these gangs is the supply and sale of illicit drugs. We can remove their power, writes Aaron McKenna.
Prison officers admit they don't know what to do with prison gangs
“This is the problem – the kind of control these people have over the general population.”
Gardaí arrest man after 30km high speed chase
The man was finally apprehended in Tallaght.
WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead
“This should not be happening in our city, and we’ve got to do something about it.”
Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins
Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.
Police charge 170 after 'gruesome' shootout between biker gangs
Nine people died and 18 were wounded in the incident.
Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown
A garda spokesperson said there will be a strong focus on burglars with a high re-offending rate.
Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.
Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15
It’s part of an ongoing battle with police.
Isolating 'puppet master' gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons
The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.
Faustino Asprilla forced to flee Colombia after gang's death threats
‘I’m forced to leave by the back door of my own town,’ said the former Newcastle United striker.
"Horrific": Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide
And children as young as 15 are involved in ‘tiger kidnappings.’
Criminal gang crackdown continues in Waterford with four more arrests
A total of 12 people have now been arrested as part of the operation, with seven released without charge.
100 gardaí involved in morning crime raids in Waterford
The operation is ongoing.
17-year-old girl among five arrested in organised crime crackdown
The arrests formed part of two ongoing Garda investigations.
Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare
The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.
More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights
Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.
Two men released in Limerick organised crime investigation
Gardaí searched a number of properties in the city on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into organised crime.
"There's going to be riots" when St Patrick's inmates move to new prison
A senior prison officer has warned that rival gangs will battle for dominance when the young offenders are moved to an adult prison.
PICS: Revenue seizes €100,000 of tobacco purporting to be Chinese tea
The tobacco was discovered when customs officers intercepted a van at a location in Dublin on Wednesday.
New study links violent crime with dangerous dog trade
The study found evidence of dog sharing in gangs leading to animals becoming more aggressive as they are frequently abused by different owners.
Two men due in court over Roy Collins murder
The 34-year-old was shot dead at his family business in Limerick in 2009.
Column: If we care about our society, we should legalise cannabis
Legislating cannabis use in Ireland would bring in revenue for the government and help control the market, argues this writer.
Three in court over organised crimes, including armed robberies
The charges come as part of a Garda crackdown on organised crime in the southeast.
Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'
The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.
Justice minister 'fully understands' Collins family's emigration
Alan Shatter says “great progress” in tackling gangs in Limerick was not enough to allow Steve Collins to remain in Ireland.
Steve Collins and family 'couldn't survive' Limerick gang threat
The family have left Ireland over fears for their safety, three years after the murder of Steve’s son Roy Collins.