History Main / TheIrishMob

15th Aug '17 6:35:46 PM jeez
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The Irish Mob is often depicted as more anarchic and [[LowerClassLout "casual"]] than TheMafia, preferring shabby pubs and [[strike:Yorkshire flat-caps]] t-shirts to Italian restaurants and fedoras.

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The Irish Mob is often depicted as more anarchic and [[LowerClassLout "casual"]] than TheMafia, preferring shabby pubs pubs, flat-caps and [[strike:Yorkshire flat-caps]] t-shirts to Italian restaurants restaurants, fedoras and fedoras.
two-piece suits.
2nd Jul '17 2:28:41 PM Spindriver
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* ''Film/TheMusketeersOfPigAlley'', a 1912 Creator/DWGriffith short. Actually, the thugs who dominate life in Pig Alley aren't specifically designated as Irish, but they definitely aren't Italian or [[KosherNostra Jewish]], and the Snapper Kid, leader of a gang of toughs, certainly seems like an Irish gangster in the Cagney tradition.
** "Snapper" is Dublin slang for kid.

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* ''Film/TheMusketeersOfPigAlley'', a 1912 Creator/DWGriffith short. Actually, the thugs who dominate life in Pig Alley aren't specifically designated as Irish, but they definitely aren't Italian or [[KosherNostra Jewish]], and the Snapper Kid, leader of a gang of toughs, certainly seems like an Irish gangster in the Cagney tradition.
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tradition -- and "Snapper" is Dublin slang for kid.



* ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' also uses them comedically.
** In this case, they are on the main character's side, helping to protect him from a corrupt charity.
* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' has a relatively rare film appearance by Irish mobsters actually operating ''in'' Ireland.
* ''The General'' and ''Ordinary Decent Criminal'', are both about the exploits of real-life Irish gangster Martin Cahill.

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* ''Film/DeathToSmoochy'' also uses them comedically.
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comedically. In this case, they are on the main character's side, helping to protect him from a corrupt charity.
* ''Film/VeronicaGuerin'' has a relatively rare film appearance by Irish mobsters actually operating ''in'' Ireland.
Ireland (and is closely based on a true story).
* ''The General'' and ''Ordinary Decent Criminal'', Criminal'' are both about the exploits of real-life Irish gangster Martin Cahill.



* The antagonists of ''Film/{{Run}}'' are supposedly this, given their names (Halloran, Martins) and the [[{{Southies}} Boston]] / [[{{Joisey}} Atlantic City]] setting.
* ''Film/BlackMass'' tells the real life story of Whitey Bulger, the Irish Mob kingpin of Boston. They feel their ethnic identity deeply, running guns to the Irish Republican Army when they aren't committing murders in Massachusetts.

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* The antagonists of ''Film/{{Run}}'' are supposedly this, apparently Irish mobsters, given their names (Halloran, Martins) and the [[{{Southies}} Boston]] / [[{{Joisey}} Atlantic City]] setting.
* ''Film/BlackMass'' tells the real life story of Whitey Bulger, the Irish Mob kingpin of Boston. They These characters feel their ethnic identity deeply, running guns to the Irish Republican Army when they aren't committing murders in Massachusetts.



* The Robert B. Parker character {{Literature/Sunny Randall}} married into an Irish Mob family, and even though she and Richie (the WhiteSheep of this particularly family) are divorced now several members of the family are still fond of her and offer to help out if she needs it.

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* The Robert B. Parker character {{Literature/Sunny Randall}} married into an Irish Mob family, and even though she and Richie (the WhiteSheep of this particularly family) are divorced now now, several members of the family are still fond of her and offer to help out if she needs it.



* The second season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' had Peter Petrelli link up with Irish mobsters in Cork.

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* The second season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' had has Peter Petrelli link up with Irish mobsters in Cork.



* Showed up on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' in "The Beantown Bailout Job"...and apparently Nate had been a childhood friend of one of the mobsters. Nate's father Jimmy is revealed to have been a high-ranking member of the Irish mob in "The Bottle Job." In "The Three-Card Monte Job," we meet him.
** Hardison once pretends to be one to a mark: "Can you be scared, boyo?"

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* Showed up on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' in "The Beantown Bailout Job"...and apparently Nate had been a childhood friend of one of the mobsters. Nate's father Jimmy is revealed to have been a high-ranking member of the Irish mob in "The Bottle Job." In "The Three-Card Monte Job," we meet him.
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him. And Hardison once pretends to be one to a mark: "Can you be scared, boyo?"



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has an episode with an Irish gang ("the Westies"); the victim of the week is an enforcer for the gang who's been sent to try to stop drugs from being dealt in their neighborhood.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has an ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** One
episode with has an Irish gang ("the Westies"); the victim of the week is an enforcer for the gang who's been sent to try to stop drugs from being dealt in their neighborhood.



* "Whitey" Bulger is the most famous Irish gangster. He operated drug dealing and gun smuggling rackets out of Boston, and also spent 19 years as a U.S. government informant against rival Italian gangs (notably the Patriarca crime family) before going into hiding for 16 years as one of America's 10 Most Wanted felons. They only caught up with him in 2011 and convicted him in August of 2013 for racketeering and 11 murders. (For an account of what life was like in Boston in the neighborhoods he dominated, see ''Literature/AllSouls''.)

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* "Whitey" Bulger Bulger, mentioned more than once above, is the most famous Irish gangster. He operated drug dealing and gun smuggling rackets out of Boston, and also spent 19 years as a U.S. government informant against rival Italian gangs (notably the Patriarca crime family) before going into hiding for 16 years as one of America's 10 Most Wanted felons. They only caught up with him in 2011 and convicted him in August of 2013 for racketeering and 11 murders. (For an account of what life was like in Boston in the neighborhoods he dominated, see ''Literature/AllSouls''.)



* Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was notorious back in the days of organized crime for his feud with Dutch Schultz. Although Coll and his Irish mob were the first rivals to make Schultz so much as flinch, they were mostly notorious for a botched drive-by that left the intended target unharmed but killed a 5 year old boy.

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* Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was notorious back in the days of organized crime for his feud with Dutch Schultz. Although Coll and his Irish mob were the first rivals to make Schultz so much as flinch, they were mostly notorious for a botched drive-by that left the intended target unharmed but killed a 5 year old 5-year-old boy.



* In more recent times, this has become quite prominent in Ireland itself, particularly since the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin. Infamous Irish gangland criminals have included the likes of Martin "The General" Cahill, John Gilligan and "Fat" Freddie Thompson. Guerin's employers at the time of her death, ''The Sunday World'', fill their issues heavily with gang related stories.

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* In more recent times, this gangsterism has become quite prominent in Ireland itself, particularly since the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin. Guerin (the subject of a film mentioned above).
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Infamous Irish gangland criminals have included the likes of Martin "The General" Cahill, John Gilligan and "Fat" Freddie Thompson. Guerin's employers at the time of her death, ''The Sunday World'', fill their issues heavily with gang related gang-related stories.
27th May '17 9:48:29 AM YT45
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* Nearly all the criminals in ''Film/TheDeparted''. Creator/JackNicholson's character was partially based on real life Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.

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* Nearly all the criminals in ''Film/TheDeparted''. Creator/JackNicholson's character Frank Costello was partially based on real life Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.



* You can find holotapes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' by or relating to Irish mobster Eddie Winter, a sociopathic bastard who was busy fixing up relationships with [[TheMafia the Italian Mafia]] so they could divide Boston between them... before [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the bombs fell and made the whole matter moot]]. [[spoiler:Turns out he survived the past two hundred years as a ghoul, and Nick Valentine has some [[ItsPersonal business]] to settle with him.]]

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* You can find holotapes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' by or relating to Irish mobster Eddie Winter, a sociopathic bastard who was busy fixing up relationships with [[TheMafia the Italian Mafia]] so they could divide Boston between them... before [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the bombs fell and made the whole matter moot]]. [[spoiler:Turns out he survived the past two hundred years as a ghoul (in fact, he was the ''very first'' ghoul, having cut a deal with a MadScientist at MIT to be a test subject for experimental radiation therapy), and Nick Valentine has some [[ItsPersonal business]] to settle with him.]]]] like Costello in ''Film/TheDeparted'', Winter is heavily based on real-life Boston Irish Mob boss and FBI's-most-wanted James "Whitey" Bulger.
15th May '17 7:30:22 PM nombretomado
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A distinction should be made between the Irish Mob and groups like [[TheTroubles the IRA and the INLA]]. While there is some overlap in fiction (and reality), for the purposes of this trope the Mob are Irish organized criminals motivated primarily by profit rather than the Cause. In settings where both are present, this is a likely bone of contention between two groups that normally start out working together.

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A distinction should be made between the Irish Mob and groups like [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles the IRA and the INLA]]. While there is some overlap in fiction (and reality), for the purposes of this trope the Mob are Irish organized criminals motivated primarily by profit rather than the Cause. In settings where both are present, this is a likely bone of contention between two groups that normally start out working together.



** This is also true of ''Northern'' Ireland; the IRA and the Ulster Defence Volunteers fell on hard times towards the end of TheTroubles and resorted to protection rackets, heroin dealing and the odd bank job to keep the bills paid. After the end of major combat operations, many of them decided to carry on as usual and pocket the cash for themselves.

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** This is also true of ''Northern'' Ireland; the IRA and the Ulster Defence Volunteers fell on hard times towards the end of TheTroubles UsefulNotes/TheTroubles and resorted to protection rackets, heroin dealing and the odd bank job to keep the bills paid. After the end of major combat operations, many of them decided to carry on as usual and pocket the cash for themselves.
1st Feb '17 1:18:43 PM dmcreif
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* The second season of ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has the Kitchen Irish from ''Punisher MAX'' as Frank's first target.

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* The second season of ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has ''Series/Daredevil2015'' starts when Nelson & Murdock get drawn into the crossfire of a conflict between Frank Castle and the Kitchen Irish from ''Punisher MAX'' as Frank's first target.Irish.
17th Jan '17 6:36:41 AM DaibhidC
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* The "notorious Murphy clan" of Montreal in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries episode "A Study in Pink".

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* The "notorious Murphy clan" of Montreal in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "A Study in Pink".
17th Jan '17 6:36:12 AM DaibhidC
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* The "notorious Murphy clan" of Montreal in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries episode "A Study in Pink".
6th Jan '17 8:23:31 PM nombretomado
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* Nearly all the criminals in ''Film/TheDeparted''. JackNicholson's character was partially based on real life Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.

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* Nearly all the criminals in ''Film/TheDeparted''. JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's character was partially based on real life Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
3rd Jan '17 10:39:32 AM TheWanderer
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* Being that both Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro are from a rough Boston neighborhood, and then went into work as {{Private Detective}}s in that same neighborhood, the Irish Mob has figured in several stories in the ''Literature/KenzieAndGennaroSeries''. They play the largest role in the second book of the series, ''Darkness Take My Hand'', although they're subject to DiminishingVillainThreat, as a SerialKiller and the Italians wind up being considerably bigger problems.
6th Dec '16 2:53:34 AM kawaiineko333
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* VideoGame/MafiaIII has Thomas Burke as the Irish mob representative of Lincoln's organization. If he's either the sole survivor or just has the most power if Lincoln decides to leave town, they take over New Bordeaux until Burke's death in the 80s.
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