Episode 5: Bertie Image

Episode 5: Bertie

6 December 2022 - 34 mins
Podcast Series Inside the Crime

There's been one key character who keeps cropping up throughout this season: Bertie.

He was Charles' friend who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom the night of the murder. Bertie was the one to call 999 the following morning.

But it's hard to understand how he could have slept through a brutal assault happening right below him.

In this episode, we'll dig a little deeper into Bertie's story, his interactions with gardaí, and ask whether more attention could have been paid to just how much he knew about events that night.

We'll also review the crime scene with a cold case detective, who casts doubt about the original team's conclusions.

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Having made false confessions to gardaí, Martin Conmey and Marty Kerrigan hoped the truth about what happened to Una Lynskey would emerge somehow, and this would lift the finger of suspicion. Her body was found before the end of 1971 and the investigation into her disappearance was upgraded to murder, but unfortunately it only added fuel to the fire of rumours already doing the rounds of Porterstown Lane. And very quickly afterwards, an act of misplaced vengeance would soon bring more tragedy to the lane.

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Episode 02: The Zodiac

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Episode 01: Missing

Episode 01: Missing

Una Lynskey was 19 years old in October 1971, and she had a job with the Land Commission in Dublin City. On the evening of Tuesday 12th October, she stepped off a bus on the Fairyhouse Road near Ratoath, Co Meath when she hurried up Porterstown Lane towards her family's farm, a walk that would take no more than 15 minutes. She never made it home. A search began within the hour, but there was no sign of her. However, soon there were repeated descriptions of an unusual car on the lane that afternoon, and a number of locals in the area remembered hearing screams not long after Una got off the bus. Who would have taken her? And why?

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