An estimated €188B in dirty money washes around the European economy every year - that’s according to a new EU report on the finances of organised crime.
Nicola talks to journalist Eamon Dillon about dirty money and what the criminals are doing with it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Football star Paddy McCourt was declared ‘an innocent man’ after a nightmare 22 months involving a conviction for sexual assault concluded when Northern Ireland’s Prosecution Service told an appeals court he had no case to answer. McCourt, a Glasgow Celtic and former League of Ireland star, had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Derry bar two years ago by putting his hand up her skirt. Now his legal team at Madden and Finucane solicitors want answers from the PSNI about what they claim was shabby treatment by an investigation team they say singled him out due to who he is. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the case and the extraordinary sequence of events that led to the clearing of McCourt's name and reputation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6 December Finished
An Kerryman who is accused of becoming a key figure in the infamous Sinaloa Cartel is wanted in Chile for his alleged role in shipping up to 6,000 kilos of cocaine into Europe. So how did Morris O’Shea, a student from Killorglin Community College get from Kerry to Mexico and what are his links to the notorious Joachim El Chapo Guzman? Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the extraordinary story of O’Shea-Salazar and his childhood more than 8000 kilometres away from a place where he is said to have led a cartel cell. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4 December Finished
***Originally published in December 2022*** Crime World 'boss' Nicola Tallant hosts this special, live edition of The Dingle Whiskey Movie Club from a packed Sugar Club in Dublin. Over the past five weeks our expert panels have rated and reviewed some of the most famous mob movies ever to grace the silver screen - from The Godfather to Goodfellas, to Scarface and Casino, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Now, before a live audience, the Crime World 'Capos' discuss some of the real-life gangsters that inspired the movies, and why many of the characters have parallels in the modern-day underworld. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4 December Finished
Loyalist paramilitary Winston ‘Winkie’ Rea died this week days after his wife Liz passed away denying justice to the families of his victims, innocent Catholic men John Devine and John O’Hara. Rae leaves behind a legacy of violence and death along with a lengthy interview confessing to his crimes which formed part of the infamous Boston Tapes. Nicola speaks with Belfast Telegraph Crime correspondent Allison Morris about Rea and the contents of those tapes which she will be revealing in a series of dispatches in the coming weeks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 December Finished
The fate of the crew of the MV Matthew will be played out in court in the coming years as the State makes moves to seize the highly valuable ship. But those who organised the doomed cocaine plot should have considered an earlier plan to use Ireland’s coastline - and one that went spectacularly wrong? Nicola speaks to Eamon Dillon and Niall Donald about the infamous undoing of the crew of the Lucky Day and a bit of bad luck on Dunlough Bay. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 December Finished
Special security has been put in place for a man who has been falsely identified on social media as the suspect of last week’s stabbing of children outside a Dublin school. The photograph and other details were widely shared after the publication of an article by the online new outlet Gript which has since removed the story which blamed the wrong man. Gript have also issued a statement alleging that their original reporting was sourced from a member of an Garda Siochana and backed up by a senior justice official - a move not usual by journalists who have a strong code of ethics to protect their sources. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the fallout from the situation, the effects of incorrect reporting and the job of mainstream media to remain controlled and accurate in the face of high emotions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 December Finished