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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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Trailer - GunPlot

2021-03-3000:592

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).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP2 - Invasion

EP2 - Invasion

2021-04-1938:525

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP3 - Plan B

EP3 - Plan B

2021-04-2641:254

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP4 - Muzzy

EP4 - Muzzy

2021-05-0336:051

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP5 - Deeper

EP5 - Deeper

2021-05-1032:36

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP6 - Closing In

EP6 - Closing In

2021-05-1735:254

Attempts continue to bring black market sub-machine guns and pistols into Ireland. But when an Irish policeman is shot on the streets of Dublin, everything changes. And the forces seeking to undo the entire plot to import guns are growing stronger. (Ep 6/9) 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP7 - Implosion

EP7 - Implosion

2021-05-2444:293

The country is about to wake up to some shocking news. The plan to secretly import weapons is blown wide open and the dominoes are about to start falling with devastating consequences for some of those involved. 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP8 - The Trial

EP8 - The Trial

2021-05-3143:222

A stunning period in Irish life comes to a climax. Four men stand before the High Court, charged with conspiring to import arms and ammunition illegally into Ireland. A Government Minister, an Army officer, a Belgian businessman and a proud IRA man. If found guilty, jail beckons. The entire country holds its breath. Released weekly. (Ep8/9)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP9 - Fallout

EP9 - Fallout

2021-06-0740:442

More than 50 years after the Arms Crisis of 1970, the effects echo through to today. There was personal fallout, financial fallout, social fallout and political fallout. It was, and continues to be, the biggest political scandal of modern Ireland. So what happened all those involved? Who were the 'winners' and who were the 'losers'? This is where we bring our story to an end. (Ep 9/9). Released Weekly Four bonus appendix episodes, with the full, unedited recordings of the Arms Trial court proceedings that we have, will follow this episode. 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The first of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of Captain James Kelly being cross examined by Seamus McKenna, Prosecution Barrister. "Two prize fighters slugging it out on the floor of the Central Criminal Court". That's how this recording is described by historian, Michael Heney. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The second of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the afternoon of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the opening speech by Peter Maguire, Charlie Haughey’s barrister. The case for the defence of Charles Haughey is laid before the jury. This was a preamble to the ‘main event’ of the Arms Crisis: the testimony of the fallen star of the political firmament - Charles Haughey. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The third of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of a legal argument. This is something you never read about from a trial. Such discussions between the judge and barristers for both sides normally take place in the absence of the jury and are not permitted to be reported on. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The fourth and final recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the closing address to the jury by Niall McCarthy, Charlie Haughey’s Barrister. A masterclass in how to address a jury, Niall McCarthy argues that Charles Haughey should be acquitted. And the defence was successful - Haughey, along with the others accused, was found innocent. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Comments (2)

Warren Daly

Come on..... Pick up the pace

May 18th
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Bioman 2

very good but needs to speed up a bit. 30.minutes could be told in10 minutes

May 14th
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