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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.
28th Nov '16 1:38:25 PM Njein
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* "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 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 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''.)



* The Celtic Club in Cleveland is a bit more recent example, originally formed from young Irish-Americans by Danny Greene to serve as his personal muscle to protect his gambling dens. He then attempted to utterly destroy the Licavoli family and competed with them for control of the city during the 70s. The ensuing conflict resulted in Cleveland gaining the moniker "Bomb City, U.S.A" due to the popularity of the car bomb, and while the Italians killed off Danny Greene, he permanently crippled their influence in the city.

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* The Celtic Club in Cleveland is a bit more recent example, originally formed from young Irish-Americans by Danny Greene to serve as his personal muscle to protect his gambling dens. He then attempted to utterly destroy muscle in on the Licavoli family family's rackets and competed with them for control of the city during the 70s. The ensuing conflict resulted in Cleveland gaining the moniker "Bomb City, U.S.A" due to the popularity of the car bomb, and while the Italians killed off Danny Greene, he permanently crippled their influence in the city.
24th Oct '16 6:01:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Dead Rabbits gang was one of America's first street gangs and was largely comprised of Irish immigrants who escaped to New York during the Potato Famine. Notably, they had a female leader for a while, known as Hellcat Maggie. A fictionalized version of Hellcat Maggie and the Dead Rabbits as a whole are featured in the movie ''GangsOfNewYork''.

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* The Dead Rabbits gang was one of America's first street gangs and was largely comprised of Irish immigrants who escaped to New York during the Potato Famine. Notably, they had a female leader for a while, known as Hellcat Maggie. A fictionalized version of Hellcat Maggie and the Dead Rabbits as a whole are featured in the movie ''GangsOfNewYork''.''Film/GangsOfNewYork''.
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