Tagged: crime in Ireland

Lusk shooting.

Lusk shooting.

This morning, as I walked to work, I happened to glance at the headline of my Metro Family anger at killings verdict. And I thought to myself, this couldn’t be the family of the armed raiders shot while robbing a post...

Samurai!

Samurai!

I apologise for posting so much nothingness and links today, but dude! Samurai swords! Two men have been arrested in Castleconnel after a row in which two, maybe three samurai swords were involved.

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

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

Veronica Guerin dir. by

Went to see Veronica Guerin last week. It a film based on the true story of Veronica Guerin, a journalist with the Irish Independent who was murdered in 1996 because of her investigations into organised crime in Dublin. In the film...

Round-Up

Round-Up

Well the last few posts have mainly been about the “oh-so-exciting” [1] move of the blog from one location to another. So I thought I may as well give a little round-up of what’s been going on elsewhere. On Friday my...

IRA go GUBU

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

Letter of the week

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