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Crime World with Nicola Tallant is a weekly podcast about criminals, drugs and the sins of the underworld.

  • 19 minutes 38 seconds
    Episode 606: The killing of Michael ‘Chino’ Ryan

    A man who once went on a botched one million euro cash in transit robbery with slain mobster Eamon 'The Don' Dunne and the Bradley brothers Alan and Wayne has been stabbed to death.

    Michael 'Chino' Ryan was 51 when he died last week in Dublin in what's believed to have been a drunken brawl.

    Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the murder and about the career of the one-time gangland heavy.

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    21 June 2024, 8:44 pm
  • 42 minutes 50 seconds
    Episode 605: The life and crimes of Nathan Kinsella

    Real IRA man Nathan Kinsella told cops that he had a millionaire pal who gifted him hundreds of thousands of euro while he was on the dole and that he didn’t believe there was anything ‘dodgy in it.

    The former pal of murdered Alan Ryan pleaded guilty to failure to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax from the years 2018 through to 2020 relating to almost half a million euro which went through three bank accounts.

    So who is Nathan Kinsella and what are his links to the one-time heir to Ireland’s greatest fortune, Jimmy Mansfield Jnr.

    Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the terrorist, his generous friend and a money laundering investigation centred on the shamed Mansfield empire.

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    21 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 23 minutes 17 seconds
    Episode 604: Killer Yousef Palani hospitalises prison officer in brutal assault

    Serial killer Yousef Palani has attacked a prison officer in Portlaoise jail and will now be controlled by controversial barrier handling while moving about the prison.

    Palani, who came to Ireland from Iraq, murdered two men and attacked another during a killing spree spurred by his hatred of homosexuality.

    Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Palani and the crimes that mean he has been locked up for life.

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    20 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 27 minutes 10 seconds
    Episode 603: The crimes of Dublin taxi driver Raymond Shorten

    Taxi driver Raymond Shorten is to be sentenced after his conviction for rape and anal rape of two women who he picked up while they were drunk and attacked them in his car.

    The predatory behaviour of Shorten saw him trawl nightclubs looking for drunk women and even go out of his way to pull up as they stumbled along pavements trying to ring for lifts home.

    Now his brave daughter Nikita has taken to social media to denounce her father’s actions and to support the women who gave evidence against him.

    Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about every parents worst nightmare.

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    19 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 40 seconds
    Episode 602: Raffaele Imperiale spills secrets of former associate El Rico to Dutch police

    Supergrass Raffaele Imperiale has been speaking with Dutch police in relation to his former associate El Rico and what he claims are his links to a murderous underworld feud, leaked documents show.

    The Camorra Mafiosa who was arrested in Dubai and returned to Italy two years ago turned state witness as he faced a lengthy time in jail.

    The one time member of the European Super Cartel has also told Dutch police that Daniel Kinahan refused to sanction a murder plot in Dubai which has been his safe haven since 2016.

    Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the sensational leaks from the confessions of the underworld informant.

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    18 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 55 seconds
    Episode 601: Notorious criminal Leroy Dumbrell Roche

    Notorious criminal Leroy Dumbrell Roche has been jailed again notching up his 82nd conviction this time for an assault.

    He will rejoin his brothers Geoffrey and Warren both serving life sentences for murder as he settles down once more to a prison term.

    So who is Leroy Dumbrell and why have his brothers made his one of the most notorious criminal families in the State.

    Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the life and times of the Dumbrell brothers from the notorious Mountjoy Siege to meditation session in specially designed prison gardens.

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    17 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 36 minutes 9 seconds
    Episode 600: New IRA leader Thomas Ashe Mellon arrested after failing explosives swab at Portlaoise prison

    New IRA leader Thomas Ashe Mellon found himself arrested by police over the border this week hours after he failed an explosives test when he went to visit inmates in the Republic’s high security Portlaoise Jail.

    So what was Mellon doing meeting with the New IRA’s southern command with the permission of Northern Ireland’s courts and in the company of the respected Fianna Fáil TD Eamon O’Cuiv.

    Nicola speaks with her colleague Allison Morris about the future of the New IRA and hopes that they may be considering a more political horizon.

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    15 June 2024, 5:00 am
  • 39 minutes 35 seconds
    Episode 599: 3 women sentenced for their role in covering up murder of Katie Simpson

    Three women who admitted helping evil Jonathan Cresswell cover up details around the death of showjumper Katie Simpson were handed down suspended prison sentences today.

    Hayley Robb, Jill Robinson and Rose De Montmorency Wright each believed that Katie had taken her own life and had not been murdered when they helped Cresswell wash his clothing and hide the fact he had assaulted the 21-year-old in the hours before her death.

    At Derry Magistrates Court journalist Ciaran O’Neill watched as the three women were sentenced for their roles in the secret pact around her death and as her mother’s victim impact statement revealed that Cresswell had sat at her hospital bedside as she died.

    Nicola speaks to Ciaran about the sentencing, the reaction of the Simpson family and the remarks of the Judge about the controlling and predatory Cresswell.

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    14 June 2024, 5:52 pm
  • 24 minutes 9 seconds
    Episode 598: The deportation of sex offender Chico Makamda

    A Congolese asylum seeker has been deported by the Garda National Immigration Bureau days after he walked free from another jail term.

    Chico Makamda was jailed in 2019 for a horrific sexual attack on a woman but had clocked up 15 other previous convictions in the 10 years he’d been in Ireland.

    Although he agreed to leave the country he never did.

    Nicola speaks to Eamon Dillon about the high-profile deportation from the country in recent weeks.

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    14 June 2024, 5:10 am
  • 33 minutes 57 seconds
    Episode 597: Families of Bloody Sunday victims angry at decision to keep Soldier F anonymous

    The families of Bloody Sunday victims are angry that Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has failed to challenge former paratrooper Soldier F’s anonymity and that the public will continue to know neither his name nor face.

    Outspoken Michael McKinney, a brother of victim William who was murdered on January 30th 1972, has led a chorus of criticism against the PPS and the fact that it didn’t take time to seek the views of those left behind to grieve.

    Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the latest developments in the 52 year old atrocity and we will also broadcast an interview with Michael recorded in Derry last year.

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    13 June 2024, 5:06 pm
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    Episode 596: The tragic death of Jasmin Duddy

    A heartbroken mum is taking her fight for tougher prison sentences for drug dealers to the government.

    Pauline Duddy’s 21-year-old daughter Jasmine died from a suspected drug overdose despite getting clean time and again.

    Since her death, her mum has dedicated her life to campaigning for more jail time for the dealers who she says “are murdering our young people”.

    The Derry woman speaks to me and journalist Ciaran O’Neill about the life and death of her beloved daughter who slipped away to addiction before her eyes.

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    13 June 2024, 10:26 am
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