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Shattered Lives

English, Investigative journalism, 3 seasons, 153 episodes, 4 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes
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Tragedy, Murder, and Justice    We speak to victims of crime, some solved, some unsolved and some unresolved, and how their lives are forever changed and their continued search for justice.
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The week in crime: Mob boss John Gilligan denies he’s got cancer, Mago Gately loses home.

Mick and Paul discuss mob boss John Gilligan denying he’s got cancer, Hutch associate James ‘Mago’ Gately losing his home to CAB, the end of the Regency Hotel shooting probe and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202440 minutes, 42 seconds
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The week in crime: Government set to ban XL Bully dogs; a knife murder in Dublin; Jonathan Dowdall sells his house and an Australian gangster’s links to the Kinahan cartel are exposed.

In this week’s episode Mick and Paul discuss the government’s plan to ban the XL Bully cross breed following the tragic death of Nicola Morey in Limerick. They also talk about failed state witness Jonathan Dowdall’s decision to put his €800,000 Dublin home on the market. And they examine the life of Australian mobster Angelo Pandeli, unmasked this week as a key ally of Daniel Kinahan. They also bring you the latest on the investigation into Sunday’s murder in Dublin of dad of two Marky Carroll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202446 minutes, 40 seconds
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The week in crime: Woman killed by XL bully dog, Hutches attack Kinahan thug, Molly Martens released

In this week's pod Paul and Mick discuss the killing of a woman by her dog, an attack against a Kinahan criminal, Daniel Belling convicted of cruise ship murder and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202451 minutes, 15 seconds
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The week in crime: Hutch tragedy and crime continue, man charged over Parnell Square incident

In this week’s episode Paul and Mick discuss the death of Eddie Hutch Jr and the violent actions of his brother Ross behind bars. They also discuss the arrest and charge of a man accused of branding a knife in front of children on Parnell Square. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202450 minutes, 25 seconds
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Shattered Lives: Murder of a Detective

Paul talks to journalist and author Robin Schiller about his new book Murder at Lordship: Inside the Hunt for a Detective's Killer. The book charts the investigation into the horrific killing of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe and the thorough investigation which brought killer Aaron Brady to justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202444 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Week in Crime: Kinahans sell property, Kildare murder probe, threats Ireland faces

Paul and Mick discuss the latest plot twist in the hunt for the Kinahans, doorstepping Stardust boss Eamon Butterly, a murder investigation in Kildare, the ease of drug flow into Ireland and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202441 minutes, 35 seconds
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Shattered Lives: Gangland murder in Dublin, Triple murderer admits guilt, Disgraced Justice official walks free

Paul and Mick discuss the week in crime, with the gang murder of Josh Itseli. Triple murderer Andy Cash being jailed for life, and controversy over former Department of Justice official Niall Colgan receiving a suspended sentence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Week in Crime: Is the Kinahan Hutch feud over, death of “King Scum” Tony Felloni

In this week’s Shattered Lives Paul and Mick discuss how much tensions have eased in the Kinahan Hutch feud, the death of evil gangster Tony Felloni, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202445 minutes, 54 seconds
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Shattered Lives: Mandy Kelly: A Mother's Fight to Rescue Her Abducted Sons

In this special episode of Shattered Lives, Mick talks to Irishwoman Mandy Kelly, who has been fighting to rescue her young boys, abducted by their father in Egypt, She reveals how her two-year ordeal began when she was held prisoner in a Cairo apartment, and how she had to flee the country without her kids. And she tells us how is determined to bring them back home to Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202443 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Week in Crime: chasing the money

Mick and Paul discuss the CAB’s targeting of a west Dublin major drug dealer David Waldron- and unmask his extravagant lifestyle. They also focus on the Kinahan cartel’s finances - just how rich are they. And Mick talks about how he stalked a stalker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202443 minutes, 29 seconds
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Listen back-Shattered Lives: Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch: Not Guilty | Trial of the Century

In one of the most dramatic days in Irish legal history, Gerry Hutch has been found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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Crime boss Christy Kinahan’s whereabouts exposed

Paul and Mick discuss ‘Dapper Don’ Christy Kinahan’s bizarre restaurant reviews, this year’s AGSI conference, and the murder of an Irish woman in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202441 minutes
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Shattered Lives on the road: The Syria mission

A special episode of Shattered Lives. Mick reports from his recent trip to Syria, where he met members of the Defence Forces’ 68th Infantry Group helping to keep the peace on the Golan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202445 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Week in Crime: Death of Garda killer Pearse McAuley | Former Garda jailed | Rapist Murray issues threats | Major break in unsolved case

In this week’s Shattered Lives, Paul and Mick discuss a packed week of crime stories - from the death of evil Garda killer Pearse McAuley to a drugs bust in Cork, a former Garda jailed, a major breakthrough in the Ken Fetherston case and an infamous rapist issuing us threats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202457 minutes, 46 seconds
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Listen back-Shattered Lives: The murder of Kenneth Fetherston

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3/18/202441 minutes, 25 seconds
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The week in crime: Catching Kinahan, Inside Cork Prison, the Garda bike scandal.

In this episode of Shattered Lives Mick and Paul discuss the latest developments with the massive case against mob boss Daniel Kinahan, as gardai formally ask the DPP to charge him with murder. They also discuss the shocking suspension of a Garda over giving a bike to a pensioner during lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202443 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Week In Crime: Crystal meth in Cork | Drugs in prisons | Freddie Thompson in court

Mick and Paul discuss the sensational €33M crystal meth bust in Cork, the arrest of a businessman and former politician’s son, and how the Mexican Sinaloa cartel may have embedded itself in Kerry for some time. They also discuss brazen social media videos of drugs and booze in Wheatfield prison and the recent court appearance of Freddie Thompson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202439 minutes, 39 seconds
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The week in crime: Mum charged with murder | Freddie Thompson’s new charges | The Garda search for a missing tourist’s body | A tribute to Jim Callaly

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, Eoghan and Mick report on the appearance of Ruth Purcell Healy, charged with the murder of her young son Matthew. They also discuss the charges Kinahan killer Freddie Thompson is facing for offences allegedly committed behind bars. They bring you the latest on missing tourist Jon Jonsson, amid fears he was killed in Dublin. And they pay tribute to the late Jim Callaly, who never stopped fighting for his daughter Rachel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202447 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Week In Crime: A murder in Cork | Children who kill | How fit do you need to be a garda?

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, Eoghan and Mick discuss the murder of Michael Foley in Cork. They also debate whether children who killed should be named. They talk about the battle against drink and drug drivers, Garda resignations – and the infamous fitness test for anyone wanting to join the force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202447 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Week In Crime: The month’s drugs busts | Dublin riots probe | A murder in Cork | A redoubtable defender of gardai calls it a day.

Eoghan and Mick covered a lot of topics in this latest episode of Shattered Lives. They detailed all the drugs seizures in January - and revealed how cannabis is still the number one. They had an update on the Ian Bailey probe, as well as the murder in Cork of Kieran Quilligan. Mick also outlined the major Garda probe into last November’s Dublin riots. . And they paid tribute to Antoinette Cunningham, who has announced her retirement as General Secretary of Garda body, AGSI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dwyer's last chance

In this latest episode of Shattered Lives, Paul and Mick discuss the latest appeal by killer Graham Dwyer. And we reveal that legal experts believe this is his last real chance to overturn his 2015 conviction for the murder of Elaine O'Hara. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202429 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Week in Crime: the death of Ian Bailey | Garda facing the sack | Hostel bomb | Crèche hero

In today’s episode of Shattered Lives, Mick and guest host Eoghan Murphy discuss the death of murder suspect Ian Bailey. We examine his three decades in the spotlight – and ask what is next in the murder probe? We also discuss the bizarre case of a garda who is facing a GSOC disciplinary probe and possible dismissal after he rushed to an armed incident in a squad car. And we mention the discharging from hospital of crèche hero Leanne Flynn Keogh, as well as the troubling case of the bomb in a Dublin homeless shelter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202440 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Week in Crime: the death of Ian Bailey | Garda facing the sack | Hostel bomb | Crèche hero

In today’s episode of Shattered Lives, Mick and guest host Eoghan Murphy discuss the death of murder suspect Ian Bailey. We examine his three decades in the spotlight – and ask what is next in the murder probe? We also discuss the bizarre case of a garda who is facing a GSOC disciplinary probe and possible dismissal after he rushed to an armed incident in a squad car. And we mention the discharging from hospital of crèche hero Leanne Flynn Keogh, as well as the troubling case of the bomb in a Dublin homeless shelter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202440 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mr Nobody – the unsub at the heart of the Kinahan cartel.

In today’s episode of Shattered Lives, Paul and Mick discuss the secret life of Declan Brady, who was a key cog in the running of Daniel Kinahan’s Irish drugs cartel. Brady was unknown to gardaí until shortly after the Regency Airport Hotel attack in February 2016. Paul and Mick outline his role in the mob and how attending the funeral of David Byrne sealed his fate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202432 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Tristan Sherry died | Policing protests | Garda recruitment

Paul and Mick discuss the revelations on how the State says Tristan Sherry died, his funeral, and what happens next in the bitter West Dublin feud. They also discuss the recent asylum seeker protests and garda recruitment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202434 minutes, 38 seconds
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Corduff feud funerals | The threat of more gang violence | Tackling misinformation

In the latest episode of Reach Ireland's Shattered Lives crime podcast, Paul and Mick discuss the upcoming funerals of two homicides victims, the threat of more gang violence - and the scourge of misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202438 minutes, 12 seconds
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Liam Byrne in court | Corduff feud | Homicides across 2023

In our first episode of the new year, Paul and Mick discuss mobster Liam Byrne in court, homicides across 2023, and the eruption of the Corduff feud.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202437 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Ashling Murphy murder trial: Guilty

Paul Healy and Michael O’Toole discuss the conviction after a 16 day trial of Jozef Puska for the brutal murder of Ashling Murphy. He had claimed a man murdered Ashling after attacking him – but the jury rejected his lies. Michael and Paul dissect the case, from the overwhelming amount of evidence against Puska to the killer’s bizarre attempt to shift the blame. And they take you behind the scenes, to tell you what it was like covering the case every day. Shattered Lives is a Reach Ireland production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202357 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 14: The accused takes to the stand

Paul Healy and Michael O’Toole discuss day 14 in the trial of Jozef Puska, who is charged with murdering Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly last January. He denies the charge. The prosecution case has now finished and Mr Puska has now taken to the stand. Shattered Lives is a Reach Ireland production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - days 10 and 11: Forensics and medics

Paul Healy and Michael O’Toole discuss the last two days of evidence in the trial of Jozef Puska, who is charged with murdering Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly last January. He denies the charge. Witnesses included a DNA expert, a doctor who met with the accused in Garda custody and an expert in toxicology and pharmacology. Shattered Lives is a Reach Ireland production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 9: Jozef Puska's translator gives evidence on alleged confession

Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about the latest in the trial of Jozef Puska, who stands accused of the murder of Ashling Murphy. Mr Puska denies the charge. The jury today heard the evidence of Mr Puska's translator who acted to interpret an alleged confession by Mr Puska. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202330 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 8: Garda tells of Jozef Puska saying 'I did it - I'm the murderer'

Michael O'Toole speaks to Paul Healy from court after a dramatic day of evidence in the murder trial of Jozef Puska, who stands accused of the murder of Ashling Murphy. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 7: Fitbit evidence presented as Gardai tell of Jozef Puska in hospital

Paul Healy discusses the latest developments in the trial of Jozef Puska, who denies murdering Offaly schoolteacher Ashling Murphy. Paul reports from court, with Michael O'Toole discussing the case with him. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 6: Witnesses allegedly see Jozef Puska & paramedics give evidence on his injuries

Paul Healy reports from court about the trial of Jozef Puska, on trial for the murder of Ashling Murphy. Michael O'Toole discusses the case with Paul, as paramedics and further witnesses were called to the stand. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 5: Paramedics recall scene & CCTV evidence presented

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss day five of the trial of Jozef Puska, who stands accused of the murder of 23-year-old schoolteacher Ashling Murphy. Michael reports from court, where the jury heard evidence from paramedics and Gardai about the scene, as well as CCTV evidence from January 12, 2022 - the day of Ashling's murder. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202328 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial - day 4: Garda evidence presented during trial of Jozef Puska

Paul Healy reports from court during the trial of Jozef Puska, accused of the murder of Offaly schoolteacher Ashling Murphy. Michael O'Toole discusses the case with him. The trial continues. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial: Jury hears from witnesses who came across murder scene

It is day three of the Ashling Murphy murder trial, as Jozef Puska stands accused of the murder of the Offaly schoolteacher on 12th January 2022. Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole from court, as he witnessed key testimony and cross-examination from witnesses who came across the scene of Ms Murphy's murder. Subscribe to the podcast for daily updates from the trial, wherever you get your podcasts. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ashling Murphy murder trial: Prosecution outlines case against Jozef Puska

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss day two of the Ashling Murphy murder trial, as the prosecution lay out the roadmap for their case. Please note that some evidence is graphic in nature, and may be disturbing to hear. Subscribe to the podcast for daily updates from the trial of Jozef Puska. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202321 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Ashling Murphy murder trial - day one: Jozef Puska pleads not guilty

Michael O'Toole gives us the updates after he was in court for day one of the trial of Jozef Puska, who the State alleges murdered Ashling Murphy. Paul Healy brings us through the day's events as the trial is believed to last four to five weeks. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202316 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tina Satchwell: Dramatic developments as human remains found in search for missing Tina

Gardai have discovered remains inside the home of missing woman Tina Satchwell. Officers have made the discovery in the house on Grattan Street in Youghal, Co Cork, which has been sealed off and was being searched since Tuesday. It is understood that the State Pathologist is due to arrive at the scene. The remains are understood to have been discovered inside the property following a search of it by a cadaver dog. The search also comes after a man in his 50s was released without charge yesterday after he had been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Tina Satchwell. Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the developments. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dramatic developments in the case of missing Tina Satchwell in Co Cork & Budget update

Paul Healy, live from Youghal in Co Cork, has an update in the latest developments in the Tina Satchwell case. Michael O'Toole joins us live from Government Buildings after the Budget announcement, and how it affects security forces. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ashling Murphy trial update | Bray boxing club murder | Cocaine boat latest

On this week's Shattered Lives podcast, crime journalists Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy look at: - The Ashling Murphy murder trial: Jozef Puska is due to go on trial accused of the murder of Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly in January 2022. We discuss the limitations around crime reporting and the broad brushstrokes of reporting on live trials. - Bray boxing club murder trial: Gerard Cervi has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Messett, where boxing coach Pete Taylor had organised an exercise class. - Joe O'Reilly: the anniversary of the death of Rachel O'Reilly - nee Callaly. Rachel's husband, Joe O'Reilly, was sentenced for her murder. - Cork cocaine boat: The record drugs haul in Co Cork has seen updates from Gardai. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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22 years for the attempted murder of John Hutch - we hear from the Hutch family

Michael Carroll was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the attempted murder of Gerry Hutch's brother, John - and two attempts on the life of Eddie Staunton, a Hutch family relative. Ciaran Bradley and Paul Healy discuss the case, and Paul speaks directly to members of John's family about the impact the horrific crime had on them. For regular episodes on Irish true crime, subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your pods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202333 minutes, 32 seconds
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Developments in the Cork cocaine boat case as more emerges in €500m drug seizure

Michael O'Toole and Ciaran Bradley discuss the latest in the €500m cocaine seizure off the Cork coast. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202319 minutes, 15 seconds
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The cocaine boat: The dramatic €500m seizure explained

We’ve had Cocaine Bear - and now we have the cocaine boat. On Tuesday, over 2.2 tonnes of cocaine was seized in a joint operation between the Army Ranger Wing, the Irish Navy, the Garda National-Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Revenue. In a dramatic operation, they halted the MV Matthew vessel off the Cork coast, in what is a major blow to organised crime. To give us an insight into a stunning 24 hours in Irish policing, Ciaran Bradley is joined by the Irish Daily Star and Irish Mirror’s Crime and Defence Editor, Michael O’Toole. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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The confession of a paedophile | Ireland radicalised? | Garda row updates

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss this week's crime stories in Ireland. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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Garda crisis in Ireland after no confidence vote | Kinahans latest | Stephen Termini's GoFundMe

We discuss the vote of no-confidence results in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, as well as the latest on the hunt for the Kinahans. Paul and Michael also discuss the Stephen Termini GoFundMe story. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202342 minutes, 18 seconds
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Not guilty verdicts in robbery that led to murder of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe

Two men have been found not guilty of direct involvement in the robbery that led to the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. The three judges of the Special Criminal Court today found James ‘Jimmy’ Flynn (32) from South Armagh not guilty of direct involvement in the robbery of E7,000 at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, Co Louth. Co-accused man Brendan ‘Benny’ Treanor was also found not guilty - with the judges finding that the evidence showed he was a “member” of the criminal gang involved - but it did not prove beyond all reasonable doubt that he was at the scene of the crime when it occurred. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202340 minutes, 32 seconds
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The net closes on the Kinahans

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the week's crime stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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Talking to killers: What it likes coming face-to-face with murderers

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole sit down to talk about interviewing some of Ireland's most notorious murderers. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202352 minutes, 9 seconds
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The bombshell John Gilligan interview | Dowdall witness protection update | Ireland's roads

Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about a bombshell interview with John Gilligan, one of Ireland's most notorious crime figures. We also discuss the latest on Jonathan Dowdall's witness protection status, and the tragedies on Ireland's roads. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202334 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eric Montalvo: We speak to the man suing Daniel Kinahan

Paul speaks to lawyer Eric Montalvo in today's episode. Montalvo is suing former boxing firm MTK Global and Kinahan on behalf of promoter Moses Heredia, who is seeking damages of up to $20million (€18.4m) for the alleged poaching of boxer JoJo Diaz. Heredia has already indicated that he intends to give a portion of that money to the families of innocent victims of the Kinahan cartel – and now his lawyer believes assets seized by the US government could be used to pay him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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Major charges to be brought against Daniel Kinahan | Armed gardai on the streets of Dublin?

Paul Healy is joined by Michael O'Toole to discuss the major charges to be brought against the Kinahan cartel in Ireland. We also discuss the situation around Dublin crime, and the likelihood of armed gardai to be on the city's streets. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ryan Tubridy and the RTE payments scandal

Paul Healy and Sandra Mallon discuss the fallout from the RTE payments scandal and what it means for Ryan Tubridy. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202336 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rehousing paedophiles | A survivor speaks about meeting abuser father again | Ireland's ATM mania

Our 'Week in Crime' episode this week focuses on the thorny issues of rehousing sex offenders after protests against a man jailed for paedophilia in Tipperary. We hear from Fiona Doyle who came face-to-face with her father who sexually abused her as a child. We also discuss Ireland's run on the banks, and the statistics on Dublin's violence. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yet more violent Dublin attacks - we speak to locals and representatives about what needs to happen

With yet more shocking attacks on the streets of Dublin, Paul Healy and Ciaran Bradley discuss what can be done. Paul speaks to a local shop owner about the atmosphere of violence and intimidation in Temple Bar, while the Lord Mayor of Dublin gives his take on why he feels safe in the city. Mannix Flynn also speaks to us. Send us your experiences of Dublin city centre, we want to be able to put your comments to representatives for change - @healyhack or @ciaranbrad on Twitter. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Kerry drug cartel member | The Patsy Hutch story from a listener | Remembering Det Garda Deirdre Finn

Paul Healy speaks to Mick O'Toole about the week's crime stories. We start by remembering the late Det Garda Deirdre Finn, who - with her family - is in our thoughts this week. There is the story about Patsy Hutch that came from a Shattered Lives listener. We also hear the extraordinary story of 'Mexican Morris' who live in Co Kerry for years and is now wanted for extradition in relation to membership of the deadly Sinaloan drug cartel. We also discuss the future of Joe O'Reilly and much more. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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The downfall of Kinahan mobster Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh

As Kinahan cartel mob lieutenant Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh faces new weapons charges in the UK, Paul Healy talks to the Irish Mirror's John Hand about being in court for the case. We look at what happened, why, and what comes next for the crippled crime cartel. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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The tragic deaths of Kiea McCann & Dlava Mohamed in Monaghan

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss reporting from on the ground in Monaghan on the deaths of teenagers Kiea McCann and Dlava Mohamed, who died in a crash on the way to their Debs. We also look at the case of Barbie Kardashian and more rancour in the Gardai ranks. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Stephen Termini attack: Is Dublin getting more dangerous? | Garda 'at breaking point' amid ballot

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the recent attack on American tourist Stephen Termini in Dublin city centre and hear directly from Stephen's son, Michael. We look at whether Dublin is becoming more dangerous, and what can be done. We also look at disgruntlement within An Garda Siochana, and much more. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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The dead man in a Carlow post office: the tragic story of Peadar Doyle

In early 2022, Ireland was gripped by the case of a dead man being brought to a post office by his nephew to collect his pension. In this episode, we remember Peadar Doyle, and look into the case further - and hear from one of the men responsible directly. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202349 minutes, 41 seconds
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The week in crime: Dowdall's appeal | RTE crisis | Irene White update | Road traffic accidents

You're very welcome back to Shattered Lives. Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss this week's Irish crime stories, including Jonathan Dowdall's appeal, updates in the Irene White case and much more. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202357 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mafia: The rise and fall of organised crime and how supergrass may take down Daniel Kinahan

Michael O'Toole speaks to Anna Sergi, Professor of Criminology at the University of Essex, about the state of organised crime in Italy. We look at the storied history of the fight between the underworld against the Italian state, internecine battles and how Raffaele Imperiale may strike another blow to the freedom of those in the Kinahan cartel. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Liam Byrne's arrest fallout, Dáil Éireann break-in, the state of the Kinahan cartel & encrochat

Ciaran Bradley speaks to Michael O'Toole about a busy week reporting on Irish crime. We look at the fallout from the arrest of the Kinahan cartel's Liam Byrne, updates on the murder of Catherine Henry, the break-ins by a teenager at Dáil Éireann and the role of encrochat. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202333 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dramatic scenes as Kinahan associate Liam Byrne arrested in Spain - what this means

In possibly the most dramatic development in Irish gangland since the US sanctions on Daniel Kinahan, Kinahan associate Liam Byrne has been arrested by Spanish police after a trip to Mallorca. A spokesman for Spain’s National Police in Majorca said: “National Police officers have arrested in Majorca a dangerous Irish fugitive who is a member of the Kinahan clan and was a priority of the UK’s National Crime Agency, for leading a criminal organisation involved in weapons trafficking in the UK. “The fugitive led the weapons trafficking organiSation which bought pistols and submachine guns to then sell to other organisations." john Hand joins with Michael O'Toole as we explain why this happened, and what this means. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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The life of a criminal barrister: Darren Lalor talks about an extraordinary life from cab driver to the courts

Michael O'Toole talks to Darren Lalor, an Irish criminal barrister, who has an extraordinary tale. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in crime and justice, about an incredible journey. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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The disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New developments in the case that has gripped the world

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the police investigation and new leads uncovered by German police. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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The week in crime: Dundalk accident & Louth murder probe, Garda bravery awards & Disneyland story

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the week's crime stories, as Louth is the centre of unwanted attention. We also discuss the Disneyland Paris Garda story and the bravery awards for An Garda Siochana. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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The murder of Irene White: murder convictions, but questions remain

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the murder of Irene White in her home in Dundalk in April 2005. Niall Power and Anthony Lambe have been convicted of her murder but questions over the wider case. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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The week in crime: Doorstepping Patsy Hutch, the shooting of Gary Carey & Regency fallout

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole all manner of this week's crime stories. Paul talks about doorstepping Patsy Hutch, we look at the Regency sentences for Jason Bonney and Paul Murphy and the shooting of Gary Carey in Kilmainham - plus much more. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202357 minutes, 38 seconds
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'Daniel Kinahan is still involved in boxing': Kieran Cunningham on new podcast & role of Kinahan

Kieran Cunningham joins Michael O'Toole to discuss the new podcast 'Untouchable' about Katie Taylor. We also look at the role of Daniel Kinahan in professional boxing, as Kieran says he believes he is still involved in some of the biggest fights. 'Untouchable' can be found here - and is a limited series starting Tuesday 16 May about Taylor's homecoming, her importance in Irish life - told by those who know her best. The pod is presented by Kieran Cunningham and produced by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202357 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mick Finnegan on abuses of power in St John Ambulance, justice campaigning & life after abuse

We have a very special episode today with Michael O'Toole talking to Mick Finnegan. Mick has been a vocal campaigner for justice after he survived sexual abuse while with the St John Ambulance. He has helped many other survivors to come forward with the aim to held those people, and institutions, responsible to account. It should be reiterated here that the content in today's episode often contains very upsetting material. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Gerry Hutch's battle with the State, the threats to his life & the sentencing of Jason Bonney & Paul Murphy

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the sentencing of Jason Bonney and Paul Murphy after their guilty verdicts in the Regency murder trial. The lads also look at the situation regarding Gerry Hutch, with his battle over costs with the State rumbling on - and the remaining threats to Mr Hutch's life from the Kinahan cartel. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202330 minutes, 6 seconds
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The week in crime: GSOC officer arrest update, Dowdall prison stay, Sligo murder and Barbie Kardashian rape threats

In this week's 'The Week in Crime', Paul discusses the latest updates on his exclusive story about the GSOC officer attending a homecoming for Gerry Hutch and the legal fallout. We also look at the GRA conference, the situation regarding Jonathan Dowdall and rape threats made by transgender inmate Barbie Kardashian. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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Combating piracy in Somalia, recovering bodies from sea and training with Prince Andrew: Chris Reynolds tells us his story

Michael O'Toole talks to the first Irish head of an EU Mission, head of EUCAP, Chris Reynolds. EUCAP is a civilian crisis management mission that supports the development of Somali maritime security. Chris tells us about the horrors of the Air India disaster, the experience of training with Prince Andrew, and much more. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Donald Trump's trips and trials - the view from New York

Michael O'Toole talks to Laura Colgan and Ciaran Bradley from our Irish American sister newspaper about the trials and trips of Donald Trump. Mr Trump plans to visit Ireland shortly, and has been subject to a criminal investigation into alleged hush money payments made to the adult actress Stormy Daniels. Laura and Ciaran give their thoughts live from the ground in New York City, to bring us up to speed with what has happened, why it is important and what will likely happen from here. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley, and presented by Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202348 minutes, 34 seconds
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The exclusive story of the GSOC officer at Gerry Hutch's party & winners and losers of the Regency trial

Michael O'Toole speaks to Paul Healy about his blockbuster story about the GSOC officer allegedly at a Gerry Hutch homecoming party, and we look at the fallout from the trial. A GSOC officer allegedly attended the party just hours after Mr Hutch was found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in February 2016. The lads also discuss the winners and losers from the trial that captivated Ireland and beyond. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Gerry Hutch - Regency trial: Your questions answered (part two)

On today’s episode, we look at more of your questions in relation to the Gerry Hutch verdict and the Regency trial. The trial had a seismic impact on the Irish legal system, and we look at the likely ramifications.  Ciaran Bradley speaks to Mick O'Toole and Paul Healy about its impact. We also look at the future of Jonathan Dowdall, what the case has done for the Special Criminal Court’s reputation, and much more. If you like what you’ve heard today, subscribe to Shattered Lives wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gerry Hutch - Regency trial: Your questions answered (part one)

After one of the most dramatic weeks in Irish legal history, we have been left with almost as many questions as answers. Gerry Hutch was found not guilty at the Special Criminal Court of the murder of David Byrne in 2016. The Regency murder trial and the consideration of the cases of those alleged to have been involved, has taken nearly six months. Today, Paul Healy and Michael O’Toole take your questions, and try to shed some light on what happened, why it did so and what comes next. Today’s podcast is the first part of a chat that lasted a couple of hours - keep an eye for the remainder over the next couple of days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202345 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gerry Hutch - a free man: The aftermath of the Regency murder trial

Gerry Hutch is enjoying his first few days as a free man after he was found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne. Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the aftermath of the Special Criminal Court trial into the murder of David Byrne, and their stories of covering the last few days as crime journalists. Subscribe to Shattered Lives where you get your podcasts for regular episodes. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202346 minutes, 55 seconds
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Gerry Hutch: Not guilty

Gerry Hutch: not guilty. In one of the most dramatic days in Irish legal history, Gerry Hutch has been found not guilty of the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Paul Healy was in court and gives us the lowdown on a day that has potentially-enormous implications in Ireland in the legal system. Excuse us if this one sounds a bit ready, but... bloody hell. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202339 minutes, 48 seconds
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Trial of the century: The case against Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch

Paul Healy and Mick O'Toole discuss the State's case against Gerry Hutch, with the verdict in the murder trial of David Byrne due on Monday, April 17th. We look at the evidence in the case and discuss the ins and outs of a case that has gripped Ireland. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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'I dreaded going to work': A former Garda on why she left - and what it says about the state of the force

Laura Young resigned from An Garda Síochána last year, and was one of 109 to quit the force last year - the highest number in five years. Michael O'Toole talks to former Garda Laura Young about why she left the force. She speaks about the toll of the job on mental health, and why she felt she had to leave. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202351 minutes, 32 seconds
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The week in crime: Kinahan whereabouts, the Limerick murder, Kerry Babies case & Garda priorities

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole bring you the next edition of 'The week in crime'. We look at the whereabouts of the Kinahan cartel, the latest in a murder that shocked Limerick and an u[date on abuse in the Defence Forces. Paul also discusses his experiences at the conference of the Associated Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202333 minutes, 18 seconds
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A life in crime: Careers in crime reporting, threats to journalists & the most memorable stories

In today's Shattered Lives, we discuss what it is like to spend a life in crime. Reporting, at least. Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy talk to Ciaran Bradley about the reasons for choosing journalism, crime reporting in particular, as well as the dangers and thrills of the job. We also look at the stories that remain memorable, the threats and opportunities for journalism and media more widely, and why it is among the best jobs for a young person to choose if they have the hunger for it. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202355 minutes, 26 seconds
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Annie McCarrick, the cold cases of Ireland's missing women & the suspects Gardai believe may have been involved

Last week, Gardai opened a murder investigation into missing New York native Annie McCarrick in Dublin. Today, Paul speaks to the former detective who investigated Annie's disappearance, who believes her killer may have kept her bag as a souvenir. Gardai have issued an appeal in relation to a brown bag she had when she vanished on March 26, 1993, and are looking for anyone who may have any information about Annie's whereabouts. Today, we look at not only the case of Annie, but the cold cases of women missing in Ireland, and those who Gardai believe may have been involved - and those who have been effectively ruled out. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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Elaine O'Hara's life, gruesome murder & the failed appeal of her killer Graham Dwyer

Warning: this episode contains graphic evidence from the murder trial of Graham Dwyer. If this is something likely to affect you, this may be an episode to miss. Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the murder of Elaine O'Hara by Dwyer, and his failed attempt to overturn his sentence. Ms O'Hara was the victim of a twisted mind, and she suffered mental health issues throughout her life that Dwyer manipulated for his own sordid gratification. This episode is dedicated to her memory, and to those who remember her. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202353 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Week in Crime: Garda corruption case, Graham Dwyer appeal, Barbie Kardashian & issues housing violent prisoners

In this episode of 'The Week in Crime', we discuss a number of cases in Irish law. Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy look at the case of Barbie Kardashian, a violent transgender woman prisoner whose case has caused issues for the Irish Prison Service in terms of confinement due to the nature of her crimes. We also discuss the Josh Dunne case, the Graham Dwyer appeal, as well as emergent issues around Garda corruption. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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Keeping police safe from terrorist attempts: PFNI chief talks John Caldwell and threats to policing in Northern Ireland

Police Federation for Northern Ireland chief Liam Kelly joins us today to discuss the threats to policing in the north after the attempted murder of John Caldwell. This is a fascinating insight into policing when there are paramilitary attempts on law enforcement, as well as budget cuts and churn within the forces. A really interesting chat that will help contextualise policing on the island of Ireland. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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The week in crime: The murder of Detective Colm Horkan, sex abuse priest Joe Dunne & the missing Tina Satchwell

In this week's crime stories, Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. 46-year-old Stephen Silver has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for the murder of Detective Horkan, which we discuss at length. Paul also tells us about staking out abusive priest Joe Dunne, and we discuss the process of 'doorstepping' in general and the reasons behind it. We also look at the disappearance of Tina Satchwell in 2017. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Detective Colm Horkan and his family. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Exclusive Ian Bailey interview on Sophie Toscan du Plantier case: 'I am not a danger to women'

MURDER-accused Bailey has insisted he’s not a danger to women - despite his history of domestic violence. Speaking to ‘Shattered Lives’, Bailey was challenged on his prior history of assaulting his former partner Jules Thomas and allegations that he previously threatened witness Maria Farrell. However, the former journalist, who is now set to launch his own podcast, insisted to us that he is not a danger to the women of Ireland when asked. Bailey was convicted in his absence in a French court of the murder of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier at her holiday home in Schull on December 23, 1996 - a charge he denies. Paul Healy speaks at length to Mr Bailey in a feature-length interview today. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202354 minutes, 18 seconds
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The week in crime: John Brogan shooting in Mayo, Burke family removed from court and shooting deaths in Ireland

The week in crime looks at the week's crime stories in Ireland, with Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole. We look at the Burke family's removal from a Dublin court and what it says about media coverage of the situation. Michael talks about the shooting death of John Brogan in Mayo, the situation regarding Lisa Smith and more. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202336 minutes, 6 seconds
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Keane Mulready-Woods murder & Drogheda feud: Chilling WhatsApp from Robbie Lawlor & Nicola Donnelly on the drug war in Louth

In this episode, we look at the Drogheda drug feud that led to the death of Keane Mulready-Woods. We look at the antagonists in Cornelius Price and Robbie Lawlor, and their demises. Michael O'Toole speaks to Irish Daily Star journalist Nicola Donnelly gives her view from covering the feud from its inception. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202343 minutes, 58 seconds
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The week in crime: We speak to victim of Limerick acid attack, Graham Dwyer appeal & covering murders as a journalist

Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole discuss the crimes they have been working on as journalists this week. Paul speaks to Simone Lee, victim of an acid attack and false imprisonment in Limerick, in a wider discussion about violence against women. Michael talks about Graham Dwyer's upcoming appeal for the murder of Elaine O'Hara. We also discuss the murder of Marius Mamaliga, stabbed in Swords last week, who passed away over the weekend. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley for Reach Ireland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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Busting Christy Kinahan, Dublin Narcos and policing the Hutch-Kinahan feud: Former Assistant Garda Commissioner Mick O'Sullivan on the war on drugs

Former Assistant Garda Commissioner Mick O'Sullivan joins Michael O'Toole on Shattered Lives today. We discuss a storied career that saw him help revolutionise tackling heroin in Dublin, the emergence of the Kinahan cartel and the future of the war on drugs. We also look at the new series of 'Dublin Narcos' which beings on 5th March on Sky Crime. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202347 minutes, 4 seconds
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The week in crime: John Caldwell shooting in Omagh, Daniel Kinahan in Dubai, Caitriona Carey arrest and Ballyfermot

Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the major crime developments from this week in Ireland. Foremost in the minds of most today is the shooting of PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell last night, who was attacked in front of his son. We discuss what we know, and do not, about a sensitive investigation. Paul discusses his story on Daniel Kinahan being spotted in Dubai, and we look at the incidents of anti-social behaviour in Ballyfermot that led to an officer being treated for injuries. There are more stories still, and if you would like to hear Shattered Lives every episode, hit subscribe. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202334 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cornelius Price death: Former Garda Commissioner who thinks him an 'evil psychopath' and emotional testimony from a victim's mother

Cornelius Price, one of Ireland's most notorious gangster, died in a Welsh hospital this weekend. In this episode of Shattered Lives, Michael O'Toole and Paul Healy discuss the awful legacy left behind by Price by speaking former Assistant Garda who thinks Price a 'complete, evil psychopath.' We speak to Helen Maughan, the mother of Willie Maughan, who is thought by Gardai to have been killed by Price. Price is also thought to have murdered Maughan's pregnant partner Ana Varslavane, 21, on April 14, 2015. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202341 minutes, 8 seconds
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Exclusive: Dissident IRA man Shane Rowan on fighting Dowdall & 'the plug' in part two of interview with Paul Healy

In an exclusive interview in today's Daily Star, Paul Healy speaks to convicted dissident IRA man Shane Rowan about his role in the purchase of weapons used in the Regency Hotel attack. In the second part of his interview today, Paul speaks about his encounter with Rowan, who told him about fights with Jonathan Dowdall and the infamous 'plug' incident from the trial at the Special Criminal Court. Part two will be in your podcast feeds on Wednesday. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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Exclusive: Paul discusses his two-hour interview with convicted dissident IRA man Shane Rowan - part 1

In an exclusive interview in today's Daily Star, Paul Healy speaks to convicted dissident IRA man Shane Rowan about his role in the purchase of weapons used in the Regency Hotel attack. In a two-part interview today and tomorrow, Paul speaks about his encounter with Rowan, whose name has become a central part of the case before the Special Criminal Court. Part two will be in your podcast feeds on Wednesday. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202331 minutes, 35 seconds
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The murder of Jastine Valdez: The lead investigator speaks to us about her death

In May 2018, Jastine Valdez - a young Filipina woman who had moved to Ireland - went missing. It sparked a nationwide manhunt for the person responsible until the shooting dead of a suspect - Mark Hennessy. Jastine was found dead shortly afterwards. Today, Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole talk to the lead investigator in the case. Former regional Detective Superintendent with An Garda Síochána, Frank Keenaghan, tells us about the hunt for Jastine and the man who murdered her. Shattered Lives is produced by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202352 minutes, 57 seconds
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Michael Barr murder: 'Daniel Kinahan offered to pay us because he was sorry for killing my brother'

Seven years to the week after the Regency Hotel murder, the sister of another victim in the feud speaks to Shattered Lives. Michael Barr was murdered by members of the Kinahan cartel just weeks after the Regency, and Noeleen Barr tells us about the family trauma left behind. She also exclusively reveals to Paul Healy and Michael O'Toole that Daniel Kinahan offered to pay the Barr family by way of apology for wrongly connecting Michael to the gangland feud. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 48 seconds
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Garda corruption: The John Murphy investigation and the fight against 'bent coppers'

On the latest episode of Shattered Lives, Ciaran Bradley and Michael O'Toole discuss the investigation into retired superintendent John Murphy, serving six and half years after he was caught holding cannabis resin worth nearly €260,000. We understand that Murphy was questioned by elite gardai from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation on Tuesday. Sources say the arrest and questioning were part of a major probe into his suspected connections to Gerry Hutch, which makes it more likely for Hutch to be hit with another serious charge in a matter of months. The full story is here: https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/ex-garda-arrested-the-monk-29113249. Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: The guns, arrest warrants, and Dowdall's trips up north

As the trial of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch has drawn to a close in Dublin's Special Criminal Court, Ciaran Bradley puts your questions to Mick O'Toole and Paul Healy. The lads answer on issues like the ballistics evidence on the guns, Jonathan Dowdall's trips up north and where Gerry Hutch was on the day of the Regency murder. If you have any more questions you would like answered, please feel free to contact us via Twitter. The series is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202325 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: Your questions on Hutch, the IRA, the 'yokes' and much more

As the trial of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch has drawn to a close in Dublin's Special Criminal Court, Ciaran Bradley puts your questions to Mick O'Toole and Paul Healy. The lads answer on issues like the IRA involvement in the trial, Hutch's financial outlay for his defence, and issues surrounding Jonathan Dowdall and the hotel room. If you have any more questions you would like answered, please feel free to contact us via Twitter. The series is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202333 minutes, 31 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: The Regency murder trial draws to a close

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, we continue to cover the Gerry Hutch murder trial at the Special Criminal Court. Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about the closing stages of the trial, as the cases rest, and we receive a date for the verdict in one of the highest-profile cases in the State's history. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Shattered Lives wherever you get your pods, and give us a rating! Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: The final curtain as closing speeches made by prosecution & defence

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, we continue to cover the Gerry Hutch murder trial at the Special Criminal Court. Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about the closing stages of the trial, as defence counsel Brendan Grehan SC and prosecuting counsel Fiona Murphy SC made their closing speeches. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Shattered Lives wherever you get your pods, and give us a rating! Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202348 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: Major evidence ruling in Regency murder trial in potential blow to prosecution

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, we continue to cover the Gerry Hutch murder trial at the Special Criminal Court. Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about the latest developments in the case, and we also answer some of your questions in relation to the case and the Hutch - Kinahan feud. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Shattered Lives wherever you get your pods, and give us a rating! Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202334 minutes, 45 seconds
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Gerry Hutch murder trial: What it's like to receive a threat to your life & 'light at the end of the tunnel' in the case

In the latest episode of Shattered Lives, we continue to cover the Gerry Hutch murder trial at the Special Criminal Court. Paul Healy speaks to Michael O'Toole about the latest developments in the case. Mick also gives an insight into what it's like to receive a threat to your life. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Shattered Lives wherever you get your pods, and give us a rating! Shattered Lives is produced for Reach Ireland by Ciaran Bradley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202331 minutes, 40 seconds