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Dublin: the capital of Ireland. Nowadays a vibrant city of culture. But behind the bustling facade violent gangland killings have transformed it into the murder capital of Europe. Dublin’s brutal gangland culture evolved from the shadow of the troubles – a bloody civil war that tore apart the north of Ireland. For thirty long years. Out of the chaos emerged a new breed of mobster who copied terrorist techniques and amassed huge fortunes from armed robberies and kidnapping. Others made money from the drugs trade. Underworld: Dublin Gangland, 2011
Christy Dunne was in the thick of it. ibid.
Michael Cahill’s fledgling gang was taking its opportunities to make its mark. ibid.
This expertise – gleaned from their paramilitary cellmates – was put to use by a growing number of gangstas on Dublin’s streets. ibid.
Who would buy world-class works of art? ... Cahill put the word out in the underworld he was keen to sell the paintings. This gave the police the opportunity they needed: they set up a sting ... He got away with paintings worth over thirty million pounds. ibid.
Dublin was now facing up to a new unprecedented crisis: the city’s impoverished estates had become awash with drugs, in particular heroin. ibid.
Suspected dealers were called to community meetings – Concerned parents against drugs – to answer questions. If they wouldn’t turn up, or wouldn’t stop dealing, activists evicted them. ibid.
The community uprising was given the support of the IRA. ibid.
He was Ireland’s most famous mastermind. He became a living legend. He organised one of the biggest art heists in the world. Masterminds e19: The Dublin Job, 2004
Russborough House near Dublin, Ireland ... The paintings were protected by a sophisticated alarm system. ibid.
Of the one hundred paintings in the collection they had taken the eighteen most valuable works ... Sixty million in rare paintings. ibid.
The man behind the crime was Martin Cahill, a notorious Irish criminal gangster known as the General. ibid.
Cahill’s gang pulled off a series of successful jewellery and bank robberies in Dublin. ibid.
Cahill knew nothing about art, but he knew how to move stolen goods. ibid.
Cahill took the paintings to the hiding place in the Dublin mountains. ibid.
He still didn’t know how to turn his paintings into hard cash. ibid.
Undercover agents posed as would-be buyers. ibid.
The protestant buyers were really undercover police. ibid.
Martin Cahill’s death was front page news. ibid.
I was supplying guns to the people in Ireland – they say I did. Christy Dunne
He brought me back hundreds of weapons – and I turned them over to the people who need them. Christy Dunne
The mad monks from the bogs turned me into the gangster I was. Michael Cahill, attributed
We’re a Family Not a Cartel. Sarah O’Connor: Hutch v Kinahan: Ireland’s Deadliest Feud, Hutch newspaper headline, TV3 2018
‘Their business is the business of death and it’s a lucrative business of death.’ ibid.
In February 2016 a gang burst into the Regency Hotel in north Dublin during a boxing weigh-in … They entered the venue and opened fire. ibid.
Their [Garda] seeming lack of intelligence around this well-publicized boxing event … It triggered an all-out bloody war. ibid.
In May that year Gareth Hutch, the Monk’s [Gerry’s] nephew, was shot dead in broad daylight … outside the flat complex where he lived. ibid.
The gangs and the community are intrinsically linked together. ibid.
DC3: the model of aircraft used by the IRA to fly a consignment of arms from Tripoli to Ireland in November 1972 … 25 RPG rocket launchers and over 400 warheads. The Troubles: A Secret History III, BBC 2019
In 1973 the IRA sent Ryan [priest and intermediary for arms smuggling from Libya) on a mission to Rome … ‘We ended up in Tripoli …’ ibid.
The Claudia arms’ shipment was intercepted off the south-east coast of Ireland. But Ryan returned to Libya and would spend the next ten years crossing Europe and north Africa maintaining a network of arms and money for the IRA. Paris was at the centre of Ryan’s network. ibid.
I feel sick. What money have you? Fuck. Where the fuck are we? Adam & Paul 2004 starring Mark O'Halloran & Tom Murphy & Gerry Moore & Anthony Morris & Ion Caramitru & Dierdre Molloy & Mary Murray & Paul Roe & David Herlihy & Eamonn Hunt et al, director Lenny Abrahamson
Crazy. Spending all your money on your flat. ibid.
We’ve got your reg, pal. And your fucking face. You are under surveillance big style. Perrier’s Bounty 2009 starring Gabriel Byrne & Cillian Murphy & Michael McElhatton & Don Wycherley & Jodie Whittaker & Brendan Coyle & Conleth Hill & Domhnall Gleeson & Patrick McCane & Jim Broadbent et al, director Ian Fitzgibbon, opening commentary, clamping dude
Dirty. Like a bag of carrots. ibid. blokes in bar assessing passing women
They got the General! The General 1998 starring Brendan Gleeson & Adrian Dunbar & Sean McGinley & Maria Doyle Kennedy & Angeline Ball & John Voight & Eanna MacLiam & Tom Murphy & Paul Hickey & Tommy O’Neill & John O’Toole et al, director John Boorman, rozzers opening scene
I want something big. Humiliate them. ibid. Martin
They’ve stopped me dole. ibid.
We all know who you are, Miss Guerin. That does not grant you immunity. Veronica Guerin 2003 starring Cate Blanchard & Gerard McSorley & Ciaran Hinds & Brenda Flicker & Don Wycherley & Barry Barnes & Simon O’Driscoll & Emmet Bergin & Charlotte Bradley & Mark Lambert et al, director Joel Schumacher, judge
In 1994 the illegal drug trade drove crime rates to the highest level ever recorded in Ireland. 15,000 people injected heroin every day and methadone clinics registered addicts as young as 14. That year Veronica Guerin, a journalist known for reporting church scandals and corporate corruption, started writing about crime. ibid. caption
You’re nuttin’ but a bleedin’ cardboard gangster. Cardboard Gangsters 2017 starring John Connors & Fionn Walton & Damien Dempsey & Fionna Hewitt Twamley & Kierston Wareing & Gemma-Leah Devereux & Kyle Bradley Donaldson & Lydia McGuiness et al, director Mark O’Connor
If he wanted advice on women he should’ve come to me … Women are like cars right: they go rusty if you don’t keep them you know what I mean, polished, well oiled, looked after. Between the Canals 2012 starring Peter Coonan & Dan Hyland & Stephen Jones & Damien Dempsey & Anne Marie Marten & Kenneth Meehan & Mary O’Toole et al, director Mark O’Connor