Why we should thank John Gilligan

Ireland needs to use the European tools available to tackle international organised crime

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Elaine Byrne

12th June, 2016
John Gilligan appeared in the Four Courts last week Pic: RollingNews.ie

The photographs of a smiling John Gilligan at the Four Courts last week suggest that the convicted drug dealer revels in his unrelenting crusade to challenge the legality of every piece of legislation that has ever crossed his path.

We should thank him.

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) is constitutionally robust as a consequence. Cab’s powers of civil forfeiture mean that assets from the proceeds of crime can be seized on the civil burden of...

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