Tag Archives | crime in Ireland

They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something.

I’m still a busy little bee working away and retagging old posts. I’m now up to September 2006. That’s only […]

Lusk shooting.

This morning, as I walked to work, I happened to glance at the headline of my Metro Family anger at […]

Samurai!

I apologise for posting so much nothingness and links today, but dude! Samurai swords! Two men have been arrested in […]

It matters what we journalists do. If I didn’t think my work made a difference, I’d probably give it up

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Veronica Guerin. For those of you who don’t know Guerin was […]

“Gravity is a cruel and unpredictable mistress, so…” “No it isn’t, it’s a constant all over the world.”

So many topics, so little inclination. Nevertheless[1] I shall write something, about something. I could bring up the high speed […]

I just wish I had a blanket to wrap around him’

The whole country had learned through the heartfelt appeals by Robert’s parents, Mark and Majella, that their son feared the dark and, aware of that, a garda charged with preserving the scene asked Fr O’Donovan to pass on a message to the family if he thought it appropriate.

Fr O’Donovan recalled: “He said, ‘I was one of two gardaí who kept watch with Robert last night . . . I would like the parents to know that Robert wasn’t alone last night – I spoke to him all the time’; and then he concluded, ‘I just wish I had a blanket to wrap around him’.”

Veronica Guerin

Went to see Veronica Guerin last week. It a film based on the true story of Veronica Guerin, a journalist […]

They were how old?

Alive in Limerick gives a synopsis of the attack on a couple, and the subsequent gang-rape of a woman in Limerick which is back in the news because of the sentencing of Stephen Barry to 21 years in prison.

Round-Up

Well the last few posts have mainly been about the “oh-so-exciting” [1] move of the blog from one location to […]

What do they have in common?

Breakingnews.ie say that young people, people in Munster and Sinn Féin voters all have something in common. Can you tell what it is yet?

IRA go GUBU

So just how out of touch with reality are the IRA
I mean they are often condemned for their vigilante style justice, what with the knee-cappings and punishment attacks etc. So, now that they are trying to improve PR with the “local” community, what do they do? Say that they have conducted an investigation, and are willing to shoot those responsible for the murder of Mr. McCartney.

Letter of the week

“Could I take this opportunity to ask if Sinn Féin now supports the location of an incinerator in Cork? -Letter […]