BEST OF CRIME WORLD: The secret service spooks and the White House love affair with Ireland (Repost) Image

BEST OF CRIME WORLD: The secret service spooks and the White House love affair with Ireland (Repost)

17 March 2023 - 56 mins
Podcast Series Crime World

They are the black-suited operatives whose role is to protect the President of the United States - and if Joe Biden’s plans to visit Ireland this summer come to pass they will be crawling around the highways and byways of the country to make safe his passage.

But the Secret Service are no strangers to Ireland, and they have had a few bemusing encounters here in the past in scenes which would often be at home in an episode of Father Ted.

Now, in her new book The Green and White House, journalist Lynne Kelleher brings together the incredible stories around the seemingly seamless visits of US leaders to their ancestral birthplaces in often rural outposts across Ireland.

From the visits of Ri...

56 mins

Series Episodes

Episode 605: The life and crimes of Nathan Kinsella

Episode 605: The life and crimes of Nathan Kinsella

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 greatest fortune, Jimmy Mansfield Jnr. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the terrorist, his generous friend and a money laundering investigation centred on the shamed Mansfield empire. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

42 mins

21 June Finished

Episode 604: Killer Yousef Palani hospitalises prison officer in brutal assault

Episode 604: Killer Yousef Palani hospitalises prison officer in brutal assault

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.

23 mins

20 June Finished

Episode 603: The crimes of Dublin taxi driver Raymond Shorten

Episode 603: The crimes of Dublin taxi driver Raymond Shorten

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 against him. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about every parents worst nightmare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

27 mins

19 June Finished

Episode 602: Raffaele Imperiale spills secrets of former associate El Rico to Dutch police

Episode 602: Raffaele Imperiale spills secrets of former associate El Rico to Dutch police

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 safe haven since 2016. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the sensational leaks from the confessions of the underworld informant. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 mins

18 June Finished

Episode 601: Notorious criminal Leroy Dumbrell Roche

Episode 601: Notorious criminal Leroy Dumbrell Roche

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 meditation session in specially designed prison gardens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 mins

17 June Finished

Episode 600: New IRA leader Thomas Ashe Mellon arrested after failing explosives swab at Portlaoise prison

Episode 600: New IRA leader Thomas Ashe Mellon arrested after failing explosives swab at Portlaoise prison

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 may be considering a more political horizon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

36 mins

15 June Finished

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