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special edition Crime World Extra: When the business of crime takes centre stage on the church altar

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Nicola Tallant chats to the Belfast Telegraph's Allison Morris about policing along the Irish Border

Nicola Tallant chats to the Belfast Telegraph's Allison Morris about policing along the Irish Border

Nicola Tallant chats to the Belfast Telegraph's Allison Morris about policing along the Irish Border

It’s a time for celebration and a place to remember the values and morals which shape an individual’s journey through life. But sometimes funerals can be hijacked and turned into a display of wealth and power, which is totally at odds with the values of society.

As the dust settles on the funeral of prolific burglar Dean Maguire, which made headlines across the world, Nicola Tallant chats to journalist Eamon Dillon about what mistakes were made by gardai and church officials who dropped the ball and allowed the business of crime to take centre stage on an altar.

We discuss the reasons why criminals like to bow out surrounded by their bling and how a new generation of Instagram gangsters desperate to show off their wealth may find themselves as ripe pickings for the Criminal Assets Bureau.

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