Here are the biggest stories on Independent.ie this morning.
Kinahan Sporting ’empire’ expands into rugby, says Top Garda
The Kinahan Organized Crime Group is expanding its reach from boxing to rugby. a senior garda has revealed.
Deputy Commissioner John O’Driscoll said an investment company linked to cartel leader Christy Kinahan Sr. had sponsored a rugby club in Spain. He said he suspected the gang was involved in other sports as well.
Gardaí are looking for a gang who have joined the homophobic attack on Evan Somers downtown
A “marauding gang” took part in a homophobic attack on a young man in Dublin city last weekend, after minutes earlier they severely beat and hospitalized another man. the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Catherine Martin will pay for performers in pubs to revitalize the sector
The state will pay singers, comedians and even jugglers to perform in pubs to perform in an unprecedented attempt to revitalize the arts across the board and the night economy. the Sunday Independent can reveal.
The Kinahan Cartel thrives on borrowed time as the web tightens
Following the announcement of US seismic sanctions last week The mob may have run out of hiding places.
The airport received 12,272 noise complaints from one person
One person was responsible for this nine out of ten complaints about noise from aircraft flying into Dublin Airport last year.
Ryan is “ready to concede defeat over the lawn mowing ban” after the outcry.
Eamon Ryan is are preparing to climb down over the proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf to “protect the little guy”.
Heirs and their shame exposed for all to see
Wills often publicly reflect the ups and downs of private life – and they can be fascinating, writes Liam Collins.
McConville family raises $25,000 to sue Sinn Féin for murder
The public donated more than €20,000 to help the family of murdered Belfast woman Jean McConville bring a civil suit against Sinn Féin about her kidnapping and subsequent assassination by the IRA.
Teenage boy found 750 miles from home almost three years after he disappeared
A teenager who disappeared from California was found alive and well almost three years after his disappearance.
Gardaí need better help coping with the trauma of the job, officials are warning Commissioner Drew Harris
The lack of a Gardai policy on how to help Gardaí cope with tragic scenes and the aftermath of extreme violence is causing a “mental health crisis” in the force. Middle-level Gardaí have issued a warning.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/morning-headlines-kinahan-sporting-empire-expands-into-rugby-world-and-gardai-search-for-gang-that-joined-homophobic-attack-41560130.html Morning headlines: Kinahan’s sporting ’empire’ expands into rugby world; and Gardaí are looking for a gang that has joined in a homophobic attack