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A Very Irish Coup

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  • 8 months ago
  • 40:49

On a wet October Saturday over forty years ago a greyhound finished a race at Mullingar race track. The event was to turn Irish gambling upside down. Based in the small Irish towns of Listowel and Abbeyfeale, a quiet local betting coup in the days leading up the race saw bookies faced with paying out odds of almost a thousand to one. (2020)

The Grief of a Nation

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  • 6 months ago
  • 44:18

On November 22nd 1963, two shots were taken in Dallas, Texas. One was a gunshot, killing the President of The United States, John F. Kennedy. The other, was a camera shot which changed two families’ lives forever. Those families went their separate ways in life - until decades later, when they were about to have another date with destiny. (2020)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Seven Million Dollar Man

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  • 8 months ago
  • 43:59

Sam Millar’s life reads like pure fiction. After joining the IRA as a teenager, he spent years on the notorious blanket protest in Northern Ireland. He later admitted to taking part in a massive, seven million dollar armed robbery in the US before starting a new life as a writer of award winning crime novels. (2020)

Shane Healy - Back On Track

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  • 9 months ago
  • 45:58

Shane Healy has gone the distance in life. After spending years in an orphanage as a child, he travelled widely before hitch-hiking around the US, where he discovered he was a naturally talented athlete. It took more than that to get him to the 1996 Olympics where he ran for Ireland. Now after years away from the sport, Shane is back. (2020)

Substantial Helen

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  • 8 months ago
  • 41:36

Helen Oxenham is getting a medal from the Queen of England – although Helen doesn’t have much time for the Queen. It’s for her work with victims of domestic violence in Australia. How did a woman, born in Cork and raised in Crumlin, Dublin end up there? Partly because of two men – both German – one she loved and one she came to despise. (2020)