Crime World, with Nicola Tallant, is a weekly Iri…
Episode 230: April D-Day for Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch in Regency murder trial
AFTER 54 days at the Special Criminal Court the Regency murder trial came to an end with a verdict promised by April 17.
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch will remain in custody as three Judges retire to consider the case against him for murder, while co-accused Jason Bonney and Paul Murphy were told they could remain on bail.
Nicola Tallant chats with Niall Donald to discuss the closing statements made by defence barristers for Bonney and Murphy, who both say the State has failed to prove its cases against their clients beyond reasonable doubt.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 229: Innocent or guilty? The dramatic closing arguments in the Gerry Hutch murder trial
THE case for and against Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch closed today with the prosecution and defence addressing the court for a final time.
The State have concluded that The Monk was one of two fake gunmen who shot David Byrne, while his side say he is an innocent man and there is no evidence to prove his guilt.
Nicola Tallant talks with Niall Donald about the two arguments and the judges who now have to decide his fate.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 228: The final days of the Gerry Hutch murder trial
LAWYERS at the Regency trial will enter the final stretch tomorrow when the closing speeches to the three-judge panel at the Special Criminal Court get underway.
Just one of the three accused, Jason Bonney, has produced defence witnesses, whose testimony put into question the State's case that he was the driver of a black BMW jeep used on February 5, 2016.
Lawyers for the State have suggested to one alibi witness that she has lied to the court, a charge she denies. A second witness who knew Jason Bonney and his father, William, has placed the older man behind the wheel of the jeep at 2.30pm that afternoon. He has yet to be cross examined.
Nicola Tallant chats with Niall Donald about the trial and what the coming days have in store.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 227: The dramatic capture of mafia 'boss of bosses' Matteo Messina Denaro
HE was the notorious Cosa Nostra boss who lived in hiding for 30 years and who was responsible for terrorist atrocities against Italy.
Matteo Messina Denaro was amongst a group of violent mafia bosses who hit back at Italian magistrates, their families and body guards with lethal bomb attacks during the early 1990s when the brave judges took on the notorious criminal organisation.
For decades, he was hunted to no avail, but this month he was dramatically arrested in Palermo as he made his way to a cancer clinic.
So who is Denaro and what is the significance of his arrest for the people of Sicily and southern Italy?
Nicola Tallant chats with Dr Anna Sergi, a Professor of criminology and organised crime at the University of Essex, the author of a number of books about the mob, including her latest 'Chasing the Mafia'.
She describes Denaro's background, his violent life, his incredible capture and the secrets he may take to his grave.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 226: Marcus Sweeney - The celtic tiger playboy who became a target for the Criminal Assets Bureau
CELTIC tiger businessman Marcus Sweeney once appeared to be the man who had everything - successful investment interests, a fast car and Ireland's most-beautiful model on his arm.
But this week, his final facade of respectability fell when a Judge described him as “up to his oxters’ in organised crime.
From his heyday as a Dublin restaurateur and partner of tragic Katy French to money laundering for heroin gangs like 'The Family', the fall of Sweeney was completed during a damning CAB case this week.
Nicola Tallant chats with Sunday World colleagues Niall Donald and Eamon Dillon as they discuss the Bureau cases against Sweeney, mob boss Owen Maguire and others.
The panel also catch up on what has been happening as the State completes its case against Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 225: The life and crimes of perma-tanned mobster Mickey Green (Part 3)
HE was an A-list star of the criminal underworld, a gangster so wily that he travelled the world amassing a £100million fortune and died not from a bullet, but from his love of a sun-kissed tan.
Dubbed 'The Pimpernel' for his ability to evade the law, Mickey Green's life as a mobster - which spanned an incredible five decades - personifies the changing face of organised crime.
From the Costa del crime to California, from the rolling hills of Colombia to the rugged Irish countryside, he travelled the globe negotiating drug deals, VAT scams and sensational robberies.
Nicola Tallant presents part three of a three-part Crime World special on the life and crimes of perma-tanned mobster Mickey Green.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Love every time Niall is on
Best Irish podcast out there
Generally very good. Who is narrating the Bomber Kavanagh pod, horribly forced accent, like an Irish actor trying to break into the RADA scene back in the day, cringe 😬