Episodes
Crime World Producer Clodagh Meaney has just returned from the world’s biggest criminal get-together in Nashville in the US where she found someone with a story to tell everywhere she turned. Clodagh tells Nicola and Niall about her experience at Crime Con which attracted 6,000 visitors and where she found TV detectives, high profile crime victims and even a US version of our own silver fox Niall Donald. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 06/22/24
Published 06/22/24
A man who once went on a botched one million euro cash in transit robbery with slain mobster Eamon 'The Don' Dunne and the Bradley brothers Alan and Wayne has been stabbed to death. Michael 'Chino' Ryan was 51 when he died last week in Dublin in what's believed to have been a drunken brawl. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the murder and about the career of the one-time gangland heavy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 06/21/24
Real IRA man Nathan Kinsella told cops that he had a millionaire pal who gifted him hundreds of thousands of euro while he was on the dole and that he didn’t believe there was anything ‘dodgy in it. The former pal of murdered Alan Ryan pleaded guilty to failure to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax from the years 2018 through to 2020 relating to almost half a million euro which went through three bank accounts. So who is Nathan Kinsella and what are his links to the one-time heir to Ireland’s...
Published 06/21/24
Serial killer Yousef Palani has attacked a prison officer in Portlaoise jail and will now be controlled by controversial barrier handling while moving about the prison. Palani, who came to Ireland from Iraq, murdered two men and attacked another during a killing spree spurred by his hatred of homosexuality. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Palani and the crimes that mean he has been locked up for life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 06/20/24
Taxi driver Raymond Shorten is to be sentenced after his conviction for rape and anal rape of two women who he picked up while they were drunk and attacked them in his car. The predatory behaviour of Shorten saw him trawl nightclubs looking for drunk women and even go out of his way to pull up as they stumbled along pavements trying to ring for lifts home. Now his brave daughter Nikita has taken to social media to denounce her father’s actions and to support the women who gave evidence...
Published 06/19/24
Supergrass Raffaele Imperiale has been speaking with Dutch police in relation to his former associate El Rico and what he claims are his links to a murderous underworld feud, leaked documents show. The Camorra Mafiosa who was arrested in Dubai and returned to Italy two years ago turned state witness as he faced a lengthy time in jail. The one time member of the European Super Cartel has also told Dutch police that Daniel Kinahan refused to sanction a murder plot in Dubai which has been his...
Published 06/18/24
Notorious criminal Leroy Dumbrell Roche has been jailed again notching up his 82nd conviction this time for an assault. He will rejoin his brothers Geoffrey and Warren both serving life sentences for murder as he settles down once more to a prison term. So who is Leroy Dumbrell and why have his brothers made his one of the most notorious criminal families in the State. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the life and times of the Dumbrell brothers from the notorious Mountjoy Siege to...
Published 06/17/24
New IRA leader Thomas Ashe Mellon found himself arrested by police over the border this week hours after he failed an explosives test when he went to visit inmates in the Republic’s high security Portlaoise Jail. So what was Mellon doing meeting with the New IRA’s southern command with the permission of Northern Ireland’s courts and in the company of the respected Fianna Fáil TD Eamon O’Cuiv. Nicola speaks with her colleague Allison Morris about the future of the New IRA and hopes that they...
Published 06/15/24
Three women who admitted helping evil Jonathan Cresswell cover up details around the death of showjumper Katie Simpson were handed down suspended prison sentences today. Hayley Robb, Jill Robinson and Rose De Montmorency Wright each believed that Katie had taken her own life and had not been murdered when they helped Cresswell wash his clothing and hide the fact he had assaulted the 21-year-old in the hours before her death. At Derry Magistrates Court journalist Ciaran O’Neill watched as the...
Published 06/14/24
A Congolese asylum seeker has been deported by the Garda National Immigration Bureau days after he walked free from another jail term. Chico Makamda was jailed in 2019 for a horrific sexual attack on a woman but had clocked up 15 other previous convictions in the 10 years he’d been in Ireland. Although he agreed to leave the country he never did. Nicola speaks to Eamon Dillon about the high-profile deportation from the country in recent weeks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 06/14/24
The families of Bloody Sunday victims are angry that Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has failed to challenge former paratrooper Soldier F’s anonymity and that the public will continue to know neither his name nor face. Outspoken Michael McKinney, a brother of victim William who was murdered on January 30th 1972, has led a chorus of criticism against the PPS and the fact that it didn’t take time to seek the views of those left behind to grieve. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about...
Published 06/13/24
A heartbroken mum is taking her fight for tougher prison sentences for drug dealers to the government. Pauline Duddy’s 21-year-old daughter Jasmine died from a suspected drug overdose despite getting clean time and again. Since her death, her mum has dedicated her life to campaigning for more jail time for the dealers who she says “are murdering our young people”. The Derry woman speaks to me and journalist Ciaran O’Neill about the life and death of her beloved daughter who slipped away to...
Published 06/13/24
A Dutch court has convicted and sentenced six men in connection with the murder of the well-known crime reporter and TV presenter Peter R De Vries. But sentences of life requested by the prosecution in the trial were not handed down to those charged as the court said that after a grinding three-year trial a motive for De Vries death had not been proved. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the sentencing and we also re-broadcast a lengthy interview about the murder with our colleague Jan Meeus...
Published 06/12/24
The house of murder accused turned state witness Jonathan Dowdall has gone on the market with a hefty price tag as he prepares for his release from jail and a new life once he signs off the programme. In a sign that his days as a witness which saw him give against Gerry The Monk Hutch found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne are firmly over the Dublin home with an asking price of just under €800,000 has been polished and is ready for viewers. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald as they go...
Published 06/12/24
Sean ‘The Fixer’ Fitzgerald staged a dirty protest at the funeral of veteran criminal Fran ‘The Lamb’ Cunningham when he smeared excrement over a photographer's car. Nicola speaks with snapper Ernie Leslie who was bemused and disgusted by The Fixer's successful efforts to get himself back into the news. And we discuss the media's chequered history with the 78-year-old who has regularly made headlines with his strange and odd behaviour. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more...
Published 06/11/24
The history of organised crime in the US and the rise of the mafia is a story that is intrinsically linked to the party capital of Las Vegas where mobsters mixed with celebrities to launder their dirty money. Myths and legends surround the mob's arrival in Vegas and their takeover of the legal gambling industry that turned it into a playground for the rich and famous. But the real story of Las Vegas and the emergence of organised crime from the prohibition era is laid out in one of Sin City’s...
Published 06/10/24
The childhood home of the Kinahan brothers Daniel and Christopher Jnr has been re-occupied in recent months nearly 10 years after they regularly stayed there. The Oliver Bond flat which is a local authority premises has remained in the tenancy of relatives of Boylan, who was the first wife of Christopher Kinahan Snr, since her death in 2014. Nicola speaks with Crime Correspondent Ken Foy about the flat and the legacy of the Kinahans on Oliver Bond. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 06/07/24
Journalist Tanya Fowles was so concerned when she heard that showjumper Katie Simpson had been taken to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt by the known domestic abuser Jonathan Creswell that she repeatedly phoned police to inform them of her concerns that there was more to the story than met the eye. Tanya, an award winning court reporter based in Northern Ireland, couldn’t believe that Creswell’s account of finding Katie and trying to help her had formed the decision to shut down any...
Published 06/06/24
Kinahan cartel enforcer and money launderer Johnny Morrissey has been released on bail in Spain after almost two years behind bars facing trial for washing euro 200 million of the mobs dirty money. Morrissey who was sanctioned by the US treasury along with Kinahan Snr and his sons Daniel and Christopher Jnr, posed for a photograph to celebrate his release with smoking a cigar and pouring a glass of the Nero Vodka which was used to launder the money. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the...
Published 06/05/24
A hunt to track down a people smuggler convicted in Belgium and believed to be responsible for making millions on the backs of the misery of many. A trail that leads two investigators right into the heart of Iraq and the compound which is home to some of the countries wealthiest officials. Nicola speaks to the BBC’s Sue Mitchell and Rob Lawrie about efforts To Catch a Scorpion and their incredible new podcast which has done what law enforcement failed to do. Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 06/05/24
It was the savage murder which brought home the reality of the horrors of gangland crime to the Irish public. Anthony Campbell was a hard working 20 year old plumber when he was murdered by gunmen who feared leaving a witness to their execution of drugs trafficker Martin 'Marlo' Hyland. The unsolved murders are the focus of a new six part serial podcast called "Caught In The Crossfire" from the Crime World team. Niall talks to Nicola Tallant about why she chose to focus on these murders...
Published 06/04/24
A married Irish couple who became viral social media sensations for all the wrong reasons have been jailed for a string of so-called 'dine and dash' crimes. Ann and Bernard McDonagh lived the high-life eating slap-up meals in a series of top quality restaurants across Wales - before fleeing out the door without paying.   But the Co Mayo duo got their just deserts when CCTV footage was posted online by furious restaurant owners and they were traced by UK cops. Niall talks to Eamon Dillon about...
Published 06/03/24
Evil Jonathan Creswell controlled, bullied and terrified three women who helped cover up for him after he claimed he had assaulted Katie Simpson before he said she committed suicide. Creswell staged the supposed suicide to hide a vicious attack and rape on the 21 year old showjumper which caused her death. Rose De Montmorency Wright, Jill Robinson and Hayley Robb have pleaded guilty to charges around a cover up but their sentence hearing was told each was afraid and controlled by Creswell at...
Published 05/31/24
Crack cocaine seizures are on the increase and health watch dogs are warning an epidemic amongst users of the drug which devastated the US during the 1980s. So is the highly addictive substance the new heroin and how are community groups coping with its spread. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the drug and its effects on the health and mental wellbeing of users. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 05/31/24