A new anti-corruption unit is being established in the Garda, Ireland’s police force, to respond to complaints and investigate internal corruption among members of the force.
A hitman hired by Dublin’s Kinahan cartel was paid €130,000 (US$148,161) to murder members of the rivaling Hutch gang, with which the Kinahans have been at war since 2015, the Irish Sun reported Monday.
Australian and Irish police have exposed a major drug trafficking network involving one of Ireland’s most notorious crime groups – the Kinahan cartel. The two-years long operation has led to the arrests of four Irish in Australia and New Zealand, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.
Ireland’s Central Bank announced Wednesday it had fined Allied Irish Banks Plc (AIB) – one of the country’s "big four" commercial lenders - €2.27 million (US$ 2.47 million) for "significant failures" in preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.
Irish authorities took to court Tuesday one of two suspects detained for investment fraud and money laundering worth €5 million (US$ 5.32 million).
Police said Tuesday they arrested three men, including two Aer Lingus employees, suspected of violating immigration laws at Dublin Airport.
European Union authorities have arrested 26 people they suspect of running an organized crime network that bought and sold illegal horsemeat across EU borders.
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