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Episode 296: The arrest of senior Kinahan cartel member Liam Byrme
Kinahan Cartel kingpin Liam Byrne has been arrested on the holiday island of Majorca after slipping home from Dubai to meet his family.
The 42 year old is wanted in the UK on serious firearms and organised crime offences and will face extradition to the courts there.
The arrest comes after his lengthy career at the very top of the criminal ladder and marks the final blow to the once powerful Dublin branch of the Kinahan Cartel.
Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the breaking news story about Liam Byrne's arrest and about his long history in violent crime.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 295: The life and crimes of 'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare
He is a convicted terrorist and a self professed killer involved in up to 27 murders but 'Border Fox' Dessie O’Hare is also a devoted husband who practices yoga, prays to Our Lady and meditates every day.
So who is this complex character who runs one of the landings in the notorious Portlaoise Jail where he is serving a sentence for attempted kidnap and extortion and how can he manage to show to extreme faces to the world?
Nicola is joined by journalist Eamon Dillon to talk about the life, crimes and the oddities of Ireland’s most ruthless terrorist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 294: Phillip Schofield's sex scandal and the TV stars 'cancelled' by online hounds
It’s the sex scandal that has rocked ITV and pitted two powerful presenters against a former colleague as allegations of Phillip Schofield’s relationship with a young male he first met aged 15 have been confirmed.
This week as the This Morning affair deepened Schofield insisted he committed no crime and didn’t groom the teen, only beginning a relationship with him when he was 19 years old.
Former colleagues Eamon Holmes and Dan Wootton however say that Schofield is ‘deluded’ or ‘lying’ and insisted a full investigation must get underway.
Nicola and Niall are joined by Sunday World Features Editor Daragh Keany about the sensational fallout from behind the scenes at Britain's most popular chat show, about the narcissistic antics of some of the small screens biggest stars and about the crimes that are often exposed by cancel culture pile-ons.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 293: The Kinahans and their links to the Iranian island of Kish
A tiny Iranian island known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf has been identified as a hub for Kinahan dirty money and is where America’s Drug Enforcement Agency believe that their drug funds made their way into the hands of Hezbollah.
Kish Island is part of Iran but it is also a free trade zone with lax banking practices making it attractive to the top end of organised crime.
Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about Kish and it’s links to the Kinahan organisation and we discuss the changing face of Daniel Kinahan from Oliver Bond schoolboy to international drug don with a hankering for home.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 292: DCI John Caldwell - seven men appear in court charged with attempted murder
Evidence heard during the first court appearance of seven men charged with the attempted murder of DCI John Caldwell in Tyrone last February show a complex enterprise to kill which was more personal than political.
A Special sitting of Dungannon Magistrates Court this week heard how the thread between the men was that each had something against Mr Caldwell who has been investigating serious crime in Northern Ireland despite the fact the New IRA have claimed the shooting as a political statement.
Nicola is joined by Belfast Telegraph Crime Correspondent Allison Morris to discuss the bail hearings of the group who cross the religious and political divide but who a court heard came together as each had a personal gripe with he senior police officer and his work.
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