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Lies, spies, and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland, the Arms Crisis. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain...'GunPlot' is a new 9 part podcast series - and TV documentary from RTÉ.

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Lies, spies, and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland, the Arms Crisis. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain...'GunPlot' is a new 9 part podcast series - and TV documentary from RTÉ.

    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 4

    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 4

    The fourth and final recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the closing address to the jury by Niall McCarthy, Charlie Haughey’s Barrister. A masterclass in how to address a jury, Niall McCarthy argues that Charles Haughey should be acquitted. And the defence was successful - Haughey, along with the others accused, was found innocent. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


    Credits:
    GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.
    Sound Design by Damian Chennells
    Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.
    Special thanks to all our contributors, and to the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.


    For further information, and articles by Anna Joyce to accompany each episode, visit www.rte.ie/gunplot
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bonus - Appendix Trial Tapes 3

    Bonus - Appendix Trial Tapes 3

    The third of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of a legal argument. This is something you never read about from a trial. Such discussions between the judge and barristers for both sides normally take place in the absence of the jury and are not permitted to be reported on. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


    Credits:
    GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.
    Sound Design by Damian Chennells
    Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.
    Special thanks to all our contributors, and to the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.


    For further information, and articles by Anna Joyce to accompany each episode, visit www.rte.ie/gunplot
     
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    • 49 min
    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 2

    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 2

    The second of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the afternoon of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the opening speech by Peter Maguire, Charlie Haughey’s barrister. The case for the defence of Charles Haughey is laid before the jury. This was a preamble to the ‘main event’ of the Arms Crisis: the testimony of the fallen star of the political firmament - Charles Haughey. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021).


    Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


    Credits:
    GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.
    Sound Design by Damian Chennells
    Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.
    Special thanks to all our contributors, and to the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.


    For further information, and articles by Anna Joyce to accompany each episode, visit www.rte.ie/gunplot
     
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    • 45 min
    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 1

    Bonus: Appendix Trial Tapes 1

    The first of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of Captain James Kelly being cross examined by Seamus McKenna, Prosecution Barrister. "Two prize fighters slugging it out on the floor of the Central Criminal Court". That's how this recording is described by historian, Michael Heney. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021).


    Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


    Credits:
    GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.
    Sound Design by Damian Chennells
    Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.
    Special thanks to all our contributors, and to the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.
    For further information, and articles by Anna Joyce to accompany each episode, visit www.rte.ie/gunplot
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    EP9 - Fallout

    EP9 - Fallout

    More than 50 years after the Arms Crisis of 1970, the effects echo through to today. There was personal fallout, financial fallout, social fallout and political fallout. It was, and continues to be, the biggest political scandal of modern Ireland. So what happened all those involved? Who were the 'winners' and who were the 'losers'? This is where we bring our story to an end. (Ep 9/9). Released Weekly
    Four bonus appendix episodes, with the full, unedited recordings of the Arms Trial court proceedings that we have, will follow this episode.


    Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


    Credits:
    GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.
    Sound Design by Damian Chennells
    Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.
    Special thanks to all our contributors, and to the RTÉ Design, Marketing, Online and Creative Audio departments.
    For further information, and articles by Anna Joyce to accompany each episode, visit www.rte.ie/gunplot
     
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    • 40 min
    EP8 - The Trial

    EP8 - The Trial

    A stunning period in Irish life comes to a climax. Four men stand before the High Court, charged with conspiring to import arms and ammunition illegally into Ireland. A Government Minister, an Army officer, a Belgian businessman and a proud IRA man. If found guilty, jail beckons. The entire country holds its breath. Released weekly. (Ep8/9)
     
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    • 43 min

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