Gilligan

by Paul Williams | 14 October 2021
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Category: True Crime

John Gilligan is one of the most notorious and hated criminal figures in Irish history. His name
is indelibly etched in the national psyche a quarter of a century after he crossed the line to
organise the execution of the fearless, high-profile journalist Veronica Guerin. Gilligan's motive
for the assassination was, in the words of the prosecution at a subsequent murder trial, 'the
necessity of having to protect an evil empire'. At the time Gilligan was one of the most
powerful and feared godfathers in the country who controlled a colossal drugs empire and the
underworld's most dangerous mob.
Gilligan tells the story of a young man's rise through the ranks of gangland following his
journey from petty thief to public enemy number one. He was part of the generation of young
criminals - like the General, the Cahills, the Hutches - who ushered in the phenomenon of
organised crime in Ireland and became household names in the process.
This close-up look at a criminal mastermind contains new details including a graphic account of
the planning of the Guerin murder, drawn from a sealed statement which was never used, and
the prison time and criminal activity which have occupied Gilligan since, up to his recent arrest
in Spain on drug trafficking charges.

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John Gilligan is one of the most notorious and hated criminal figures in Irish history. His name
is indelibly etched in the national psyche a quarter of a century after he crossed the line to
organise the execution of the fearless, high-profile journalist Veronica Guerin. Gilligan's motive
for the assassination was, in the words of the prosecution at a subsequent murder trial, 'the
necessity of having to protect an evil empire'. At the time Gilligan was one of the most
powerful and feared godfathers in the country who controlled a colossal drugs empire and the
underworld's most dangerous mob.
Gilligan tells the story of a young man's rise through the ranks of gangland following his
journey from petty thief to public enemy number one. He was part of the generation of young
criminals - like the General, the Cahills, the Hutches - who ushered in the phenomenon of
organised crime in Ireland and became household names in the process.
This close-up look at a criminal mastermind contains new details including a graphic account of
the planning of the Guerin murder, drawn from a sealed statement which was never used, and
the prison time and criminal activity which have occupied Gilligan since, up to his recent arrest
in Spain on drug trafficking charges.

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In stock online
Delivery in 2 - 5 working days
Eligible for free delivery
44 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

€14.99
In stock online
Delivery in 2 - 5 working days
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
44 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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