Dating agencies in kildare
A week after the Regency murder, the Irish Independent began campaigning to put garda "boots on the ground" where it mattered overseas.
It's a tactic that has yielded major dividends in the past - when detectives from the then Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) were sent to Spain to liaise with local police under Operation Shovel, and to the Netherlands as part of Operation Majestic.
This will involve extending garda activities from Dublin's inner city and suburbs to the commuter counties where many of the facilitators currently live.
The setting up of a special crime task force will help co-ordinate and streamline the activities of special units such as the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Criminal Assets Bureau and local divisional drug units - and also bring together and share the intelligence that is being collected separately at the moment by those groups.
Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few.Shovel did not lead to the results anticipated by the gardaí when they provided the initial information that kick-started that operation after a huge drugs seizure at Clongorey, Newbridge, Co Kildare.It did not secure the convictions of the main targets on the Costa del Sol.If you want to eliminate a serpent, you have to cut off its head.
And now, four months after the Regency hotel murder that brought the Kinahan-Hutch feud onto the streets of Dublin, it has been agreed that the gardaí are to go after the head.It is understood that about 50 personnel will be recruited initially to form this task force without interfering with the strengths of the other specialist units, including dedicated young officers - undergoing special short-term training for their crime-busting duties - and the group will then be expanded as senior gardaí review its operational value.