From the 1910s through the 1960s era, the Irish mob was a viable entity. The top leaders were most often identified as Edward (Eddie) McGrath and Cornelius (Connie) Noonan as his partner. Hughie Mulligan was a close top “lieutenant” of McGrath.
Their base strength lie in their control of the so-called “Pistol Local” — a union local of the International Longshoremen’s Assn., based on Manhattan’s Westside piers — ILA Local # 1730 and Local # 1826, at 265 West 14th Street in Manhattan.
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