Who’s in charge?
Kinahan mob flexes muscles and orders hits from foreign base
Published 26/05/2016 | 02:30
The ability of the State to deal with the threat posed to society by vicious criminals is in question after Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated it could take years to combat the gangland crisis.
Now Garda representatives are directly blaming a lack of resources for hindering their ability to end the latest bloody gangland war.
As the notorious drug cartel run by Christy Kinahan (left) continues to flex its muscles, Mr Kenny (below left) admitted the murders are being ordered from abroad and are "sending signals internationally" about the gang's status.
Yet gardaí do not know the whereabouts of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch as the gang leader has fled to the continent. They want to question him in relation to the Regency Hotel hit. The Government claims gardaí will get the resources to jail the criminals. But Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin claimed the Government has given the impression the State is "almost powerless" to stop drug overlords controlling parts of the country.
"I put it to the Taoiseach there is a need for the State to really get into the face of these criminals, assert who is in charge of our country and ensure that crime does not pay," he said.