Episodes
Evidence heard during the first court appearance of seven men charged with the attempted murder of DCI John Caldwell in Tyrone last February show a complex enterprise to kill which was more personal than political. A Special sitting of Dungannon Magistrates Court this week heard how the thread between the men was that each had something against Mr Caldwell who has been investigating serious crime in Northern Ireland despite the fact the New IRA have claimed the shooting as a political...
Published 05/31/23
King of the Road Thomas Maher was handed down 14 years in prison when he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering offences after messages on his phone led police and Gardai to his supply chain which transported drugs across Europe and cash into the hands of the drug dealers. But the County Offaly trucker was dealt a further blow this week when he was ordered to pay more than €720,000 to the UK exchequer after a Proceeds of Crime Case was heard at Liverpool Crown Court in which...
Published 05/29/23
Published 05/29/23
Mexican based author Ioan Grillo has worked as a crime journalist for more than 20 years in a country that is a true narco state. Over two decades interviewing drug users, hitmen, cartel bosses and the politicians who take their money, Grillo has formed a unique view on the war on drugs and all the issues around it’s failings. As a new edition of his book Blood Gun Money is published. Ioan is talking to Nicola and Niall Donald about fentanyl, a lethal iron river of firearms and a senior...
Published 05/27/23
Gardaí have officially joined the queue in a bid to talk with Italian super cartel member Raffaele Imperiale who spent years in business with mob boss Daniel Kinahan. Officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau have formally linked up with Italy's Anti Mafia Investigation Directorate and hope to be able to use information from supergrass Imperiale in future trials. Nicola speaks with journalist Eamon Dillon about the developments in the case against Kinahan and his cohorts, and about...
Published 05/26/23
SERIAL killers are one of the most fascinating and spoken about facets of the true crime genre. But what makes a murderer and why are we so interested in their dark and twisted minds? Crime World's Clodagh Meaney talks to psychologist and crime commentator Emma Kenny about what makes a serial killer, what victims they prefer and her brand new live show The Serial Killer Next Door. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/24/23
IT was the headline that vent viral 1983 style, inspired the movies and is being celebrated by old school tabloid hacks across the world 40 years on. "Headless Body in Topless Bar" was penned by the legendary New York Post editor Vincent Musetto after a cocaine fuelled crime spree by criminal Charles Dingle. Nicola is joined by journalist Brad Hunter, formerly of the New York Post, about the headline and the gruesome story behind it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/22/23
Ireland’s most secure prison is a melting pot of some of the most dangerous, notorious and difficult inmates where each landing is ruled by a top dog and where official and underworld rules apply. But troublemakers in the real world don’t change behind bars as killer Fat Freddie Thompson has proved in recent weeks with his volatile behaviour and ability to fall out with family and friends. But who else is a prominent figure at Portlaoise Prison and what is their role on the various...
Published 05/20/23
THE weigh in is due to take place today for the big fight between homecoming hero Katie Taylor and her boxing rival Chantelle Cameron. The ticket only event is expected to be heavily secured and policed as will the fight night tomorrow as a direct response to the gangland events of February 2016 at the Regency Hotel during the Clash of the Clans weigh in. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the spectre of Daniel Kinahan which still looms over boxing, the fallout for the sport and the hopes...
Published 05/19/23
THEY'RE the doomsday preppers who were arrested while on honeymoon in Hawaii. Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were wanted by police as their children Tylee and JJ had not been seen by family or friends in months. As concern among loved ones grew, Lori’s lies about where the 16 and 7 year old were spun out of control. After Lori was recently found guilty of murder. John Glatt, author of The Doomsday Mother speaks to Crime World’s Clodagh Meaney about their complicated family tree, the LDS...
Published 05/17/23
GANG boss Barry Young ran a mob of 20 drug dealers and sent out enforcers to collect his debts in Sligo often smashing up homes for less than €500 owed. However, in his defence during a sentence hearing in the Special Criminal Court where he has pleaded guilty to directing a criminal gang, he says that he was the one wracked with anxiety as he sat atop a multi million euro drug operation. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about how Young was caught with 22,000 what’s app messages discovered on...
Published 05/15/23
THE jailing of Regency getaway men Jason Bonney and Paul Murphy for a total of 17.5 years brings to an end one chapter in the gangland story which has enthralled Ireland for more than seven years. With Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch settling down to life as a free man it would seem that it should be finally time to move on from the hotel shooting that marked a turning point in organised crime. But still the ripple effects from that day are being felt with the arrest this week of a Kinahan member...
Published 05/13/23
THEY are the violent deaths that can leave shattered families struggling for answers afterwards. This month two high profile cases heard how insanity was used as a defence in separate shocking deaths. Julie Flood was found not guilty of her father's murder by reason of insanity while Christina Anderson was convicted of the manslaughter of Gareth Kelly by reason of diminished responsibility. But how does an Irish court assess insanity? And what factors are taken into account when coming to...
Published 05/12/23
ALMOST 100 years ago a team of untouchables brought down Al Capone following a trail of money that led right to the top of his crime empire. But today modern investigators are finding that the same techniques and proven investigation skills are as relevant now as back in the days of prohibition. From top tier criminals to their gangsters molls, countless drug dealers and traffickers are finding themselves in the dock for money laundering and the recent conviction and sentencing of Deirdre...
Published 05/11/23
SHE'S the former nurse and police officer who changed a city’s descent into violence by a mixture of understanding, compassion and getting up close and personal to criminals and would be offenders at their most vulnerable moments. Inspirational and brimming with positive energy, forensic psychologist, Karyn McCluskey is the head of Community Justice Scotland, a body of the Scottish Government responsible for reducing re-offending. Karyn joins Nicola to talk about her incredible work in her...
Published 05/09/23
GER DUNDON was yesterday sentenced to 15 years for his role in a kidnap and extortion plot in the UK, in a hearing that shed some light on a tangled web of mobsters, killers and violent criminal gangs who were all closely linked to the murder of hitman Robbie Lawlor. Dundon stood alone for sentencing after being sent for trial with a group of men, including the late Cornelius Price, for the 10-day-long kidnap ordeal which saw two businessmen threatened over a debt they were told was owed to...
Published 05/06/23
HE is the consultant psychiatrist with his finger on the pulse when it comes to alcohol abuse, cocaine use and gambling addictions. With an expertise in the use of medicine to help those trying to quit acute and dangerous habits, Professor Colin O’Gara says absolutely anyone is open to developing problematic addictions which could destroy their lives. Today, the head of addiction services at St John of God talks about how modern life, our traumatic past and our historic relationship with...
Published 05/04/23
HE is the notorious gangland killer currently serving a life sentence but is still spreading fear outside the prison walls. In February, convicted killer Christopher Dunne was caught with drugs after returning to Mountjoy Prison from a hospital visit. The drug seizure sparked a series of threats, as one of the country's most dangerous criminals demanded cash from Dunne for the drugs, and issued further threats to some of his associates outside the jail. Niall Donald speaks to Irish...
Published 05/02/23
A €1 million bounty on the head of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, a down payment given to a terrorist to entice him to carry out the job and a vipers' nest of dissident Republicans identified in the aftermath of The Regency trial. Nicola Tallant is joined by Niall Donald to discuss the fallout from the trial of the century, the Monk’s 'not guilty' verdict and the MI5 spy who may have blown the whistle on his secret meetings in the North.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/29/23
THIS is the story of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, from his early days as a young hoodlum through to his astonishing acquittal in the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. How did this quiet-spoken man from Dublin's north inner-city become one of the most notorious figures in Irish criminal history? And how did he end up on trial for murder and why did he walk free? This is part four of a four-part story about blood bonds, bitter feuds and shocking betrayal....
Published 04/28/23
THIS is the story of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, from his early days as a young hoodlum through to his astonishing acquittal in the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. How did this quiet-spoken man from Dublin's north inner-city become one of the most notorious figures in Irish criminal history? And how did he end up on trial for murder and why did he walk free? This is part two of a four-part story about blood bonds, bitter feuds and shocking betrayal....
Published 04/26/23
THIS is the story of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, from his early days as a young hoodlum through to his astonishing acquittal in the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. How did this quiet-spoken man from Dublin's north inner-city become one of the most notorious figures in Irish criminal history? And how did he end up on trial for murder and why did he walk free? This is part two of a four-part story about blood bonds, bitter feuds and shocking betrayal....
Published 04/24/23
THIS is the story of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, from his early days as a young hoodlum through to his astonishing acquittal in the Special Criminal Court for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. How did this quiet-spoken man from Dublin's north inner-city become one of the most notorious figures in Irish criminal history? And how did he end up on trial for murder and why did he walk free? This is a four-part story about blood bonds, bitter feuds and shocking betrayal. It's a story...
Published 04/22/23
HE'S been cleared of murder charges in the Regency trial and has gone straight back into the bosom of his family in Dublin’s north inner city. But while the Hutch clan are celebrating the freedom of their elder Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, they have been left with a stark warning from gardai and by a judgement in the Special Criminal Court. While the State could not prove beyond reasonable doubt that 'The Monk' was a shooter at the Regency, Justice Tara Burns did say that members of the Hutch...
Published 04/19/23
GERRY ‘The Monk’ Hutch walked free from court an innocent man after being found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel. After a dramatic end to proceedings and a sensational judgement that branded State witness Jonathan Dowdall a callous, base and violent criminal who lied repeatedly to the court, Hutch was told the case against him had not been proven. Nicola Tallant talks with Niall Donald about Justice Tara Burns' lengthy judgement at the Special Criminal Court...
Published 04/17/23