Blind eye to IRA crime is behind two garda deaths
Dublin and London have effectively ceded control of the border corridor to vicious IRA gangsters, writes Jim Cusack
Garda Tony Golden's murderer was one of the violent petty criminals who had hopes of becoming one of the IRA's 'made men' in the border area.
Crevan Mackin was closely associated with members of the gang, formerly based in the Cullyhanna area in the heart of 'republican' south Armagh, that murdered Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in January 2013.
One member of this gang, who is believed to have been present when Det Garda Donohoe was shot at point-blank range, is a close relative of, and works for, one of the IRA's top diesel smugglers and money launderers.