•   
  •   

Ireland Children and women caught up in gang feud

07:50  02 february  2020
07:50  02 february  2020 Source:   independent.ie

Breaking news Dublin: Pair charged in relation to burglaries after huge M50 car chase that left garda injured

  Breaking news Dublin: Pair charged in relation to burglaries after huge M50 car chase that left garda injured Three men were arrested following the incident but one of those people, a youth, was released without charge with a file being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Office .The pair - both in their 20s - have been charged in relation to the burglaries and will appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court on Monday morning. Gardai had been on night patrol following a number of burglaries in Blackrock in south Dublin, and noticed a suspicious car while out in Tallaght. After spotting the car once again at Junction 13 (Sandyford/Dundrum) on the M50, gardai went in pursuit.

Children and their mother get caught up in a gang turf war.

One innocent family caught up in the feud now hope the conclusion of the trial will mean the end of their own nightmare. Next time, I'd barricade the door and protect the children and home. Rachel Bublil. After the Bublils closed the door, Marsh-Smith - known as Freddy after the character from the

a black dog lying on a sidewalk: Teenager Keane Mulready-Woods Teenager Keane Mulready-Woods

Innocent women and children associated with gang members caught up in the Drogheda feud are being threatened via social media.

The daughter of one gang member was reportedly followed, while local people in the community affected by the feud say children have also been threatened.

The woman, who has been intimidated in the past, was followed by men suspected of being involved in the feud. She is an innocent blood relative of a gang member.

Gardai have mounted armed patrols to keep the two gangs apart since the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods in the town's Rathmullan Park. The police presence has been successful in forcing gang members off the streets, but gardai say threats are now being exchanged on social media.

New report reveals Dublin drivers spend almost nine days a year trapped in traffic

  New report reveals Dublin drivers spend almost nine days a year trapped in traffic Dublin has made its way into the top 20 of an undesirable league table thanks to its increasing levels of traffic congestion, a new study has found. In an analysis of traffic movements across 416 cities in 57 countries, Ireland’s capital city comes in as the 17th most-congested urban area (as if we didn’t already know).

Sarah (not her real name) was 12 when she and her older brother got caught up in a drug-dealing gang , after an abusive childhood . Now 14, she told BBC Radio 5 Live that she sometimes walked for up to three hours at a time to sell "the tiniest bit of weed". There are 27,000 children aged between

(Credit: Gerd Altmann)As many as 34% of children involved in gangs are reportedly girls, according Women and girls are reportedly groomed to gangs through the impression of a romantic relationship Many girls who believe they are a gang members’ girlfriend are offered to and abused by other gang

Fr Phil Gaffney, the parish priest in Saint Mary's Parish, said attempts to mediate in the feud have proved "complex". Several community and religious leaders offered to intervene by speaking directly to the rival gangs. There are now too many gangs involved, with each of rival gangs aligned to other crime groupings that have become embedded in the conflict.

"It is too complex at the moment," said Fr Gaffney. "Our focus is on those who are affected in the community, the families, the children. The broader issue of trying to resolve the feud is maybe further down the line."

The search continues for the partial remains of Keane Mulready-Woods. His limbs were dumped in a holdall on a housing estate in Coolock, north Dublin, his severed head was found days later in a burning car in the city. His torso is missing, and his remains have yet to be released to his family.

Gardai close road overnight as young man, 20s, rushed to hospital following serious assault on Tea Lane in Celbridge, Kildare

  Gardai close road overnight as young man, 20s, rushed to hospital following serious assault on Tea Lane in Celbridge, Kildare He was taken to Beaumont Hospital with serious injuriesThe man in his 20s was brutally attacked on Tea Lane in Celbridge at around 9pm on Saturday night.

A woman whose child attends St Anne's primary school with Makada described her as "a lovely, bubbly girl". "They are pathetic. It's a macho desire to show their force and authority, and very innocent people, like a six-year-old girl, get caught up in it."

There have been a significant number of attempts to kill gang members based in north and west Dublin in recent weeks. In one instance, a woman was set upon while walking with her infant child who was in a pram at the time. The pram was pushed into a street and the woman received minor injuries from

Gardai searched an area close to Oldbridge in Co Meath last week as well as sports grounds in Drogheda.

Gardai are also investigating reports that women caught up in the gang culture are being subjected to sexual assault and intimidation following a report in this newspaper last weekend.

Two detectives met Pio Smith, an addiction counsellor and also a Labour Party councillor in Drogheda, who said he has "direct knowledge" of three young women who were sexually exploited by dealers. Mr Smith said the women may still be caught in drug debt or drug addiction and are not willing to report the crimes.

Grace McArdle, director of Rape Crisis North East, meanwhile suggested last week that the nature of sexual violence incidents reported to its counsellors was increasingly challenging. "What I can say is that we have found that counsellors in that area are dealing with more traumatic cases and more difficult cases in the last few months," she said.

Two men charged in relation to incident in which father beaten with machete and iron bar before suffering burn injuries

  Two men charged in relation to incident in which father beaten with machete and iron bar before suffering burn injuries TWO young men have been charged in relation to an incident in which a father of three was beaten with a machete and an iron bar before suffering serious burn injuries. Jason Quilligan (24) and Alan Quilligan (27) appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court charged in relation to an alleged aggravated burglary in the early hours of January 20 last in Mayfield.The defendants, both with addresses at Eagle Valley, Wilton, Cork, are both charged in relation to an alleged aggravated burglary at Dunard, Lotamore in Mayfield after which a householder had to be taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

My team works with young people who’ve been groomed, brainwashed and traumatised. We help them rebuild their lives.

“We have children who were caught between gang feuds and got shot. There are children who have been burnt up in homes. She continued, “To the women who are victims, brave up , step up and step out. Though it is hard for you to do, you have to dig deep in your reserve and realise it’s either do or

The feud has had a significant impact on the local communities, with both sides responsible for violent attacks on the streets in public view.

The murder of Keith Brannigan last year - the first killing of the feud - was witnessed by children in a car hit by a stray bullet. A pregnant woman was forced to dive to the ground for shelter. Mulready-Woods is the third victim of the feud.

MORE NEWS:

China's coronavirus infections hit daily record, deaths climb to 304 (Reuters)

Coronavirus: Passenger with 'flu-like symptoms' escorted off plane in Dublin (Mirror)

Six arrested and garda injured as balaclava-clad 'protesters' clash in Dublin (Dublin Live)

Florida church shooting: Two killed after funeral and two others wounded (Mirror)

Gardaí arrest third person over death of homeless chef .
Gardaí arrest third person over death of homeless chefA woman in her 30s was arrested in Cork yesterday morning by officers for questioning about the death of Mr Hourihane on October 13 last year.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!