Ira. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 31, 2014

Life Center leader healed by helping others with griefNonprofit Salary Differentials: The Ethicist Weighs InS&R Crime Fiction: Stuck deadPro-gun legislation indicates US declineNo Republican funeral for hated thug Fat DeccyReal IRA criminal 'Fat Deccy' Smith dies from gunshot woundsIRA trial to go ahead after court hears evidence of garda recording systemNo Republican funeral for Alan Ryan's close pal who was shot in the faceAlan Ryan's Revenge: Deccy Smith was gunned down for setting up fatal hit on ...Covert officers believed to be behind mortar seizureGang suspected as man shot at creche diesGardai tried to warn gangland criminal hours before he was killedOpens with a bang, ends with a flourishUniform theft plot alert for garda stationsMurder inquiry starts after dissident republican dies

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Moves to stop illegal cigarette trade boost black market
Irish IndependentMarch 2, 2014

There is abundant evidence backed up by intelligence from gardai and Customs in Ireland, and security agencies in Europe and the USA, that subversives and well organised criminal gangs have taken over the illegal cigarette trade. The reasons for this ...more »

Bloody Sunday soldier: Why should I face trial when Hyde Park bomb suspect ...
Daily MailMarch 2, 2014

A soldier facing questioning in the new Bloody Sunday investigation has spoken of his fury after suspected IRA bomber John Downey was given a police guarantee he would not face trial. Breaking his silence after 42 years, the former paratrooper – one of ...more »

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Life Center leader healed by helping others with grief
Tampabay.comMarch 31, 2014

The executive director of the Life Center of the Suncoast grew up in the shadow of her older brother Ira's illness. Baker was only 16 when her brother died, and she emerged with questions. ... She estimates that 65,000 people — many dealing with the ...more »

Nonprofit Salary Differentials: The Ethicist Weighs In
The Nonprofit QuarterlyMarch 31, 2014

If they give the money and deduct it anyway, the IRS will have a problem with them, not you. The first check, for $1,500, should have made somebody suspicious. They should have called to verify the donors' intentions and returned the check when they ...more »

S&R Crime Fiction: Stuck dead
Scholars and RoguesMarch 30, 2014

Sumthin' that makes me mad is that they say Ira killed Tonia. When we lived at the hall me and Ira slept in the same room with lots of other guys. He never talked to me but he stopped big guys from pickin' on me. There was this counseluh there who used ...more »

Pro-gun legislation indicates US decline
San Diego Jewish WorldMarch 29, 2014

Yet because crime is one of the justifications for the pro gun laws, it may be pointless to compare murder rates with gun ownership. Insofar as violence is as ... Ira Sharkansky is professor emeritus of political science at Hebrew University. He may be ...more »

No Republican funeral for hated thug Fat Deccy
Herald.ieMarch 29, 2014

Smith was the chief suspect for shooting Blanchardstown native Raymond Kennedy (34) in the legs in April, 2012 – a crime he carried out with his close pal, slain Real IRA terror chief Alan Ryan, who was shot dead five months later. Kennedy was ...more »

Real IRA criminal 'Fat Deccy' Smith dies from gunshot wounds
Sunday WorldMarch 29, 2014

Real IRA criminal Declan 'Fat Deccy' Smith has died in hospital following a gun attack last week. The 31-year-old was shot in the face by a lone gunman after he dropped his young son to creche in Donaghmede, Dublin on March 21. He suffered a ...more »

IRA trial to go ahead after court hears evidence of garda recording system
Sunday WorldMarch 29, 2014

The Special Criminal Court has ruled that the trial of two men for IRA membership can proceed after hearing evidence that there are no recording facilities at Clonmel and Cahir garda stations where the men were detained after arrest. The trial of ...more »

No Republican funeral for Alan Ryan's close pal who was shot in the face
Irish IndependentMarch 29, 2014

Smith was the chief suspect for shooting Blanchardstown native Raymond Kennedy (34) in the legs in April, 2012 -- a crime he carried out with his close pal, slain Real IRA terror chief Alan Ryan, who was shot dead five months later. dec.jpg. Murdered: ...more »

Alan Ryan's Revenge: Deccy Smith was gunned down for setting up fatal hit on ...
Irish MirrorMarch 29, 2014

It was widely believed Smith was a security forces agent while in Northern Ireland and may have continued working for them in the Republic after switching from the Continuity to the Real IRA. During that time he would have moved in the same circles as ...more »

Covert officers believed to be behind mortar seizure
the Irish NewsMarch 29, 2014

Two weeks ago the dissident group calling itself 'the IRA' launched a mortar with a command wire at a police Land Rover as it drove along the Falls Road. While the devices are said to be similar in nature, the two incidents are not being linked ...more »

Gang suspected as man shot at creche dies
Irish TimesMarch 29, 2014

He was very close to the leader of the Real IRA in Dublin, Alan Ryan, who was shot dead in September 2012 by north Dublin gangland figures that he, Smith and their associates were extorting money from. Gardaí believe Ryan was on the way to see Smith ...more »

Gardai tried to warn gangland criminal hours before he was killed
Irish IndependentMarch 28, 2014

The pair, who were members of the Continuity IRA in Belfast, were killed within an hour |of each other in March 2007 following a bitter dispute that involved stolen money and missing weapons. They were both savagely beaten before Burns was shot dead ...more »

Opens with a bang, ends with a flourish
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 28, 2014

We're still only on the second page when we learn that the current Class 1 incident involves a mass breakout of IRA prisoners from the Maze prison (previously known as Long Kesh), and that Duffy expects double time if required to report for duty, which ...more »

Uniform theft plot alert for garda stations
Herald.ieMarch 28, 2014

When serving a jail term here in Ireland's highest security prison, the ruthless criminal left the Continuity IRA and joined the INLA. Garda uniforms are of huge value to dissident Republicans and criminal gangs and in 2010 it was reported that gangs ...more »

Murder inquiry starts after dissident republican dies
Irish TimesMarch 28, 2014

He was very close to the leader of the Real IRA in Dublin Alan Ryan who was shot dead in September 2012 by north Dublin gangland figures that he, Smith and their associates were extorting money from. Smith and Ryan had abducted and beaten a member ...more »

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