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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

He was the violent enforcer of Slieve Rusheen who operated with impunity for more than eight years terrorising ‘traitors’ who turned on the mighty Sean Quinn.

His death from a massive heart attack as UK cops raided his Derbyshire hideaway two years ago played out like the final dramatic scenes of a John B Keane play.

But the end for 'Dublin Jimmy', aka Cyril McGuinness, only marked the beginning of an armageddon for his tribe and this week three hired help were convicted in the Special Criminal Court of the kidnap and torture of company executive Kevin Lunney.

Today, I’m talking to Sunday World Deputy Editor, Niall Donald, about about the late 'Dublin Jimmy' and where he found the mercenaries to carry one of the most shocking incidents in Irish criminal history.

Correction:

'On 10 November 2021 we published an episode of Crimeworld Extra entitled ‘Dublin Jimmy and the convictions in the Kevin Lunney kidnapping case’.

'During the course of the podcast it was stated that Darren Redmond was “wanted in connection with a robbery in the North”.

'We are happy to clarify that a previous prosecution against Darren Redmond in Northern Ireland was withdrawn and he is not currently wanted in relation to a robbery in Northern Ireland.'

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