Episode 441: Winston ‘Winkie’ Rea leaves behind a legacy of violence and denies justice to the families of his victims Image

Episode 441: Winston ‘Winkie’ Rea leaves behind a legacy of violence and denies justice to the families of his victims

2 December 2023 - 25 mins
Podcast Series Crime World

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.

25 mins

Series Episodes

Episode 497: 'Red' Larry McCarthy and Limerick's criminal clans

Episode 497: 'Red' Larry McCarthy and Limerick's criminal clans

The fate of Limericks mobsters are being left more and more in the hands of the court as police crackdowns on money launderers, hit teams and even debt collectors continue. Nicola speaks with Eamon Dillon about the jailing of two Larrys, the dramatic plea changes, and one senior drug dealer who had a lucky day in the Court of Criminal Appeal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22 mins

26 February Finished

Episode 496: The life and crimes of former football star Anthony Stokes

Episode 496: The life and crimes of former football star Anthony Stokes

Former Republic of Ireland footballer Anthony Stokes is doing porridge in a Scottish jail after handing himself up to police after failing to appear in court to be sentenced for abusing his ex-partner by text. Stokes father John owned the Players Lounge Pub when an attempt was made on the life of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan there. The 35-year-old, once tipped as Ireland’s greatest footballing hope, has had a chequered career and only recently got off a cocaine charge in Dublin after the substance he was caught with wasn’t certified as the Class A drug by Forensic Science Ireland. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the highs and lows in the life of Stokes who was tipped for stardom but who has ended up on football's scrap heap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

19 mins

24 February Finished

Episode 495: The murder of Hutch associate Jason 'Buda' Molyneaux

Episode 495: The murder of Hutch associate Jason 'Buda' Molyneaux

Murdered Hutch associate Jason ‘Buda’ Molyneaux died from gunshot wounds as his mother Liz begged him to be strong. Harrowing evidence was heard at a Coroners Court hearing of the last moments of his life while an investigation into his murder is ongoing. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the murder of ‘Buda’ and the complex double crosses and gangland games of lies and treachery that led to his death. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 mins

23 February Finished

Episode 494: The life and crimes of Christy Keane's sister Sandra Hehir

Episode 494: The life and crimes of Christy Keane's sister Sandra Hehir

The sister of gang boss Christy Keane has admitted to money laundering after a court heard that €124,000 in cash was found in her home. Sandra Hehir will face sentencing but says she is now predominately estranged from her siblings and works as a hairdresser. Nicola speaks with with Niall Donald about a sophisticated crime outfit which emerged from the warring gangs of Limerick and the risks of storing cash in the attic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 mins

21 February Finished

Episode 493: €30 million worth of meth seized in Cork linked to Irish wing of Sinaloa cartel

Episode 493: €30 million worth of meth seized in Cork linked to Irish wing of Sinaloa cartel

An extraordinary drug seizure of more than €30 million in meth at Cork port has resulted in a number of searches around premises in Kerry, Cork and Waterford and a focus on the Irish links with the notorious Sinaloa Cartel. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Mexico’s biggest drug mob and its Irish connections. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22 mins

20 February Finished

Episode 492: Fentanyl - What is it and will the drug reach Irish shores?

Episode 492: Fentanyl - What is it and will the drug reach Irish shores?

A Taliban ban on poppy cultivation in Afghanistan along with ambitious Mexican Cartels now based in Europe mean experts are forecasting a perfect storm. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the next deadly threat from a potent factory-produced drug which has become the biggest killer of young users in the US. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22 mins

19 February Finished

Recommended

Show name

Title

Sub title

Now Playing

The Pat Kenny Show

Live Now: 9AM - 12PM

Presenter logo
Brand

9AM

12AM

Now Playing

The Pat Kenny Show

The Pat Kenny Show

Of The Ball

1 hour left

Today Finished


Next Up

Default

Default

default

0 mins

No Account

Subscriptions to podcast series are only available to users with an account. Sign in or register to subscribe and access your subscriptions.

Register Sign in

Woops!

Error text.