Veteran criminal Dean Russell says he is no longer involved in anything more than community work and that he’s now an innocent man.But this week the Criminal Assets Bureau are putting his house up for sale with a euro 300k price tag after he handed them the keys following an 11 year battle against a proceeds of crime case.So who will buy the four bed semi detached which auctioneers say is a bargain.Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Russell and what the courts say is his deep and prolonged history with criminality.
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A melee at the funeral of a gangland victim, two men injured and taken to hospital and another incidence of shocking violence in a city being seen as lawless. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald as they update listeners on the funeral of gun victim Brandon Ledwige which spilled over into a frightening fight involving a wheel brace and knives Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The funeral of Brandon Ledwidge saw masked youths on motorbikes mount pavements in Finglas this week as a village was brought to a standstill. The 23-year-old murder victim who was shot dead at his front door earlier this month was laid to rest in a steel American-style casket with groups of young men wearing t-shirts designed with the dead man's face. Ledwidge is understood to have been killed after rowing with a local gangland figure and ignoring orders around drug dealing. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the brutal death of a street dealer and about the problems for communities living at the coal face of the crack cocaine epidemic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29 November Finished
A convicted killer and drug dealer has been jailed in the same week the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized his county Cork home. John ‘Keith’ O’Donovan’s run of bad luck saw CAB granted a High Court order to have his house declared the proceeds of crime – just days before he added to his 51 criminal convictions. Nicola speaks to Eamon Dillon about the mid-level Cork criminal described as one of the region's most prolific heroin suppliers to the city. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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