Beast: The Murder of Nora Sheehan

Mediahuis Ireland

Ireland's coldest case

  • 30 seconds
    Introduction: Caught In The Crossfire

    Anthony Campbell didn’t stand a chance. It was December 2006 and Anthony was working as an apprentice plumber in Dublin when he found himself caught in the crossfire. An innocent bystander caught up in the brutal assassination of Martin 'Marlo' Hyland, Campbell's senseless murder is still unsolved almost twenty years later.


    Join the Crime World team as they investigate the events of that day in 2006, and speak to the people most intimately affected by one of Ireland's most shocking killings.


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    15 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 30 minutes 2 seconds
    Beast – Episode 6
    Julianna speaks to Nicola in the aftermath of Noel Long's conviction for murder, and they travel together to meet Mark Sheehan, Nora's grandson.

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    19 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 31 minutes 16 seconds
    Beast – Episode 5
    As Noel Long's trial for murder gets underway in Dublin, Nicola speaks to detectives and forensic scientists involved in the case.

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    12 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 25 minutes 23 seconds
    Beast – Episode 4
    Nicola talks to cold case detective Alan Bailey about the investigation into the murder of Nora Sheehan.

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    5 December 2023, 5:00 am
  • 27 minutes 27 seconds
    Beast – Episode 3
    The discovery of Nora Sheehan's body near the Bandon river in Co. Cork in 1981 shocked the local community. In this episode, Nicola finds out how the murder investigation began, and speaks to two of the forensic scientists who analysed the original evidence forty-two years ago.

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    28 November 2023, 5:30 am
  • 28 minutes 57 seconds
    Beast – Episode 2
    What was Noel Long like as a child? Nicola talks to Long's sister, Julieanna, about the Cork killer's early days with his family, his time in the British Army, and his first acts of violence against women.

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    21 November 2023, 5:30 am
  • 28 minutes
    Beast – Episode 1
    Noel Long was charged with killing Nora Sheehan in 1981, but he walked free. He was charged again in 2022. As his trial for murder gets underway, Nicola and the Crime World team meet Julieanna Moore Watkins, Long's sister, who tells us about her brother's long history of violence.

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    13 November 2023, 5:00 am
  • 1 minute 56 seconds
    Introduction - Beast: The Murder of Nora Sheehan

    Nora Sheehan, a Cork mother of three, was found murdered on the banks of the River Bandon in 1981. She had suffered a tragic, violent death, and the discovery of her body shocked the community. One local man soon became the chief suspect, but a series of freak accidents and untimely deaths let Noel Long walk free. Now, 42 years later, the case of Nora Sheehan's death is once again before the courts. The evidence has changed, but the suspect has not – will Noel Long get away with it again?

    From the team behind Crime World and The Witness: In His Own Words, "Beast: The Murder of Nora Sheehan" is a new podcast series examining Ireland's coldest case. Join me, Nicola Tallant, and the rest of the Crime World team as we investigate the brutal murder, track the decades-long journey towards justice, and reveal the hurt and heartbreak suffered by two families, as the devastating consequences of the killing ripple down through the generations.


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    7 November 2023, 4:56 pm
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