15 episodes

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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GunPlot RTÉ Documentary on One

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

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.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Trailer - GunPlot

    Trailer - GunPlot

    Lies, spies, and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain... 'GunPlot' - a new 9 part podcast series and TV documentary from RTÉ. Ep1 of the podcast series publishes Monday, April 12th - then weekly. Companion TV doc now available via the RTÉ Player (worldwide).
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    • 59 sec
    EP1 – The Spark that Lit the Flame

    EP1 – The Spark that Lit the Flame

    An Irish Army Captain goes on holidays – a strange kind of holiday. To a city where he knows there is likely to be ‘trouble’. He arrives as a three-day street battle, now known as 'the Battle of the Bogside', begins. And it changes everything (Ep1/9)
    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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    • 31 min
    EP2 - Invasion

    EP2 - Invasion

    As tensions continue to rise, the Irish Army is hurriedly moved to the border of Northern Ireland. Is this a sign that Ireland is going to take on the might of the British Empire? One Irish government minister hopes so. And his name is Neil Blaney. (Ep2/9). Released weekly.
    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

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 38 min
    EP3 - Plan B

    EP3 - Plan B

    A secret plan by members of the Irish Government to import guns into Ireland begins to come together. But forces are gathering in the wings to scupper it. Will the plot survive? (Ep3/9). Released Weekly.
    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

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 41 min
    EP4 - Muzzy

    EP4 - Muzzy

    It’s October 1969 and the truth is becoming murky. A plan to buy weapons begins to come together. And a group of men go shopping for guns. But what happens when the arms dealer they meet is actually a foreign spy? Released weekly.
    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

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 35 min
    EP5 - Deeper

    EP5 - Deeper

    The hunt for guns leads to a meeting in Antwerp with a shady arms dealer. The Minister for Defence issues a directive that could lead to an invasion of Northern Ireland. A group of men wait at Dublin Port for a shipment of arms to arrive. Official Ireland is getting in deeper and deeper and deeper. Released weekly.
    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

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

BoSawxFan ,

Very Interesting

This was really well done and I couldn’t wait for each new episode. I loved the old recordings of both Kellys, Lynch, Haughey etc. 9 episodes and you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Peadar Og ,

Brilliant

I was too young at the time to appreciate what was going on but have some recollections of the headlines and news bulletins. This series (much like the book “Say Nothing”) fleshes out the back story perfectly. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of the era.

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