Today's Irish news roundup, October 16th, 2013

Infamous Irish drug boss John Gilligan released from prison

Today's top Irish news stories:

Infamous Irish drug boss John Gilligan released from prison (VIDEO)

John Gilligan, 61, the former crime kingpin who led the gang that carried out the killing of famous Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, was tracked down to a house in Dublin following his release yesterday from Portlaoise Prison….READ MORE



Irish teen Lindsey Gill expected to make full recovery after Yonkers crash that killed sister

The grief-stricken Irish parents of the two girls who were run over by a car at a church festival in Yonkers last Friday night are maintaining a constant vigil at the bedside of their surviving daughter Lindsey, and deferring memorial arrangements for their 15-year-old daughter Kalie who was killed in the accident….READ MORE





North Damon Avenue in Chicago where the attack on Natasha McShane (pictured inset) took placeNatasha McShane’s family living a ‘nightmare’ as Heriberto Viramontes’ trial begins

The family of Natasha McShane, the Irish student who was severely beaten with a baseball bat in Chicago, in April 2010, walked in to the Leighton Criminal Court Buildings on Tuesday, on the first day of the trial of Heriberto Viramontes…READ MORE



Harry Gleeson, 38, was executed in 1940 after a judge found him guilty of the murder of his neighbor, Mary 'Moll' McCarthyReview by leading US pathologist may clear Irish farmer hanged over killing in 1940

An Irish farmer sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of an unmarried mother, may have been innocent, according to a leading U.S. pathologist…READ MORE


Brian McMahon, 46, originally from Caherminane West, Kilfenora, Co Clare died after he was struck by a car as he walked along a street near his home in San Rafael, California, at 7:45 am on October 4tIrish immigrant killed in U.S. car accident laid to rest in Clare

An Irish father-of-two, who was tragically killed in California, was laid to rest on Monday…READ MORE