The MINISTER for Justice has vowed to be relentless in tackling serious organised crime in Ireland.
Frances Fitzgerald was in Limerick, where she met with the most senior members of An Garda Siochana, who have managed to disrupt the illegal activities of one of the country's most violent gangs.
She met senior gardai there to receive an overview of the successful investigation, prosecution and conviction of a number of gangland figures in the Shane Geoghegan and Roy Collins murder cases.
"I wanted to come here to Limerick and speak to the gardai," she said.
The minister added: "The country owes a huge debt of gratitude to the people who have been so brave in tackling organised crime and interrupting gangland murders".