It was an unforgiveable crime - to murder someone and refuse to give up their body. And it became the ultimate terror threat of the IRA: “We will disappear you and no one will ever know.”
Those tragic secrets lay buried for many years but the truth always has a way of coming out.
The families of those who became known as “The Disappeared” gradually found their voices and, one by one, the bodies were found in lonely bogs and beaches. The remains of 13 of the 17 disappeared victims have been recovered, while four have yet to be found.
Efforts to locate their bodies continue to this day and earlier this month a new dig for teenager Columba McVeigh was resumed on a bog in County Monaghan....
Another assault on a city centre street, a video on social media showing a victim being hit by a machete just a few hundred metres from one of Dublin’s busiest police stations, and a Garda Chief and Justice Minister under fire. As pressure grows on Drew Harris and Helen McEntee to answer questions about how they lost control of the capital during riots last week, further violence seems to be adding fuel to a political fire. But is the incident on Talbot Street really another sign that Dublin is a no-go zone or is it a not-so-abnormal occurrence on a city street long forgotten by police and politicians? Nicola speaks with Niall Donald as the crises for the Gardai and the Department of Justice deepen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28 November Finished
The brave actions of a hero care worker, a Deliveroo driver and a passerby who came to the aid of young children who suffered a horrific knife attack in Dublin have been recognised amid the shocking riots that followed a dark day in the capital. As the dust settles on an uprising that saw public transport set on fire, Gardai cornered and attacked and looting of shops, we consider what happened in Dublin last week to put it on the worldwide stage for all the wrong reasons. How did a shocking attack on young children lead to the terrifying scenes that followed? And how do we start to understand the growth of racism in Ireland – a nation once treated in a similar fashion over decades of mass migration? Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the fallout from events in the city and the rise of the Far Right. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27 November Finished
He is the alleged New IRA chief who has spent more than three years in custody awaiting trial – but is now going to have to wait some more after being denied bail. Davy Jordan was told this week he must remain in prison until he comes before the courts to answer a charge of being chair of the terror group’s Army Council. Niall Donald speaks to the Belfast Telegraph’s crime correspondent Allison Morris about the case faced by Jordan and how the New IRA were allegedly infiltrated by MI5 agent Denis McFadden. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25 November Finished
Photojournalist Ross McDonnell became a team member of Crime World when he filmed fly-on-the-wall style during the recent Regency trial. A friend and a colleague he was a three-time Emmy award winner by the time he passed away in recent weeks after going missing while swimming off New York. Nicola and Niall remember his gentle nature, his ability to fit in and to find humour while under pressure, as we re-broadcast an interview he did with the show about his world-acclaimed work in Ballymun - a place and its people so close to his heart Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25 November Finished
A shocking stabbing outside a school, and a city on fire. Nicola and Niall discuss the terrible events in Dublin which have left three children and a teacher injured and seen multiple arrests during riots that followed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24 November Finished
A convicted drug dealer has been arrested by gardai in Portlaoise Prison in connection with a plot to murder gangland target James ‘Nellie’ Walsh. Other arrests too have been made as officer focus on a plot to kill cooked up behind bars. So how do criminals plan assassinations while they are serving time for other offences, how deep does the feud between Walsh and his rival run and what is it like to live on the run in fear of being double crossed. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about ganglands most wanted man and those out to try to kill him. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24 November Finished