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From TheJournal.ie Five arrests in north Dublin after gardaí seize drugs worth €400k Ballymun

Five arrests in north Dublin after gardaí seize drugs worth €400k

Four men and one woman remain in custody today.

From TheJournal.ie 'At times there can be just two gardaí policing three separate feuds': Longford gangs exploiting skeletal garda cover Longford

'At times there can be just two gardaí policing three separate feuds': Longford gangs exploiting skeletal garda cover

Armed units were dispatched to the county at the start of June.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid Grounded

Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid

His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores Homicide

Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores

“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí carry out additional patrols after Drogheda gang boss's threats to rivals Drogheda

Gardaí carry out additional patrols after Drogheda gang boss's threats to rivals

At least 25 more gardaí are being drafted in to police the region due to the resurgence of violence in the the Louth area in the last six months

From TheJournal.ie Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over' Gangland

Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over'

Earlier this week senior gardaí said the use of the term ‘recreational drugs’ by officials was helping to normalise substance abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Biker gangs to stand guard outside mosques during first Friday prayer service since terror attack New Zealand

Biker gangs to stand guard outside mosques during first Friday prayer service since terror attack

Gangs have said they will protect Muslims at various locations across New Zealand tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now' Opinion

'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now'

A young gang member speaks about why he joined a gang – and the impact it had on his life.

From TheJournal.ie A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough' Column

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy on the cycle of drugs, violence and intimidation being experienced by vulnerable Irish families.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media EU Drug Agency

Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media

Ireland has one of the highest prevalence of cocaine use in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Crime spike in Dublin's north inner city after drug unit stood down following attack on garda Lithuanian Gangs

Crime spike in Dublin's north inner city after drug unit stood down following attack on garda

A garda was attacked with acid in June of this year.

From TheJournal.ie European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale Rural Growhouses

European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale Exclusive

The small county has become a hotbed of activity for criminal elements.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí increase patrols amid fears North Dublin gang feud will reignite after large drugs seizure Coolock
From TheJournal.ie 'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town Gangs

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town

Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.

From TheJournal.ie Two Hutch gang members told to leave Dublin after spate of shootings Gangland Crime

Two Hutch gang members told to leave Dublin after spate of shootings

One has gone but the other has remained in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin Thieves

Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin

The gangs have been robbing homes and cars for over a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain after €35 million cocaine seizure Midnight Must Read

Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain after €35 million cocaine seizure

The man is in custody in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally Fortunestown Lane

Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally

Fitness instructor John Gibson was fatally shot in a car park last night.

From TheJournal.ie Two Kinahan gunmen arrested with gun charged with conspiracy to murder Ballyfermot

Two Kinahan gunmen arrested with gun charged with conspiracy to murder

They will face court in Dublin tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang Dublin

Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang

Three men in their 40s have been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Children in Dublin's north inner city want violence and drugs off their streets Speaking Out

Children in Dublin's north inner city want violence and drugs off their streets

As the Kinahen-Hutch feud claims another life, a report written by children calls for more gardaí and the end to violence.

From TheJournal.ie 'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’ Life On The Inside

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons Cracking Down

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie 26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre Riot

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

From TheJournal.ie There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend America

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend

12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.

From TheJournal.ie Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture" Violent Crime

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

From TheJournal.ie Stolen Audi cars recovered in Meath and Wicklow as gardaí target organised crime gang Operation Thor

Stolen Audi cars recovered in Meath and Wicklow as gardaí target organised crime gang

One man is his 50s was arrested and is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs Gangland

Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs

The 9mm pistol was found in a car yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent de Paul down €1 million as gangs raid charity clothes bins Targeted

St Vincent de Paul down €1 million as gangs raid charity clothes bins

Children are being pushed into the secondhand clothing bins and then they pop the clothes back out again.

From TheJournal.ie Snoop Dogg and the Game call gang members together for an anti-violence summit Los Angeles

Snoop Dogg and the Game call gang members together for an anti-violence summit

The meeting also included activists and preachers.

From TheJournal.ie Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring Midlands

Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring

The men were in a 4×4 which rammed a Garda car.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs Opinion

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

From TheJournal.ie 'One Veronica Guerin, her murder, her sacrifice, should be enough' Gangland Violence

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Sheriff Street's community gardaí: 'They know that's not the end of it - who will it be this time?' On The Beat

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population Intimidation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners No Support

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.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Gangs in prison are controlling the streets on the outside' Gangland Bloodshed

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Family of Martin O'Rourke will visit Sheriff St after funeral to thank locals for support Innocent

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.

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