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Episode 30: 'Fat' Andy Connors and the legacy of the home he called 'The Ranch'

Nicola Tallant is up for two awards this year

Nicola Tallant

‘Fat’ Andy Connors was part of a notorious burglary gang that terrorised Ireland for years, robbing elderly people in their homes and often using horrendous violence against them.

He was shot dead in 2014 by an unknown gunman and in the aftermath of his murder the Criminal Assets Bureau secured a €2.5m judgement against his widow, Ann Connors.

The judgement included a massive property known as The Ranch, which in recent months has expanded into neighbouring lands and has been turned into unofficial halting sites where ‘chalets’ are on offer for €1,500 per month.

This week, Nicola Tallant chats with Sunday World journalist Eamon Dillon about the rise, the fall and the legacy of 'Fat' Andy Connors.

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