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crime world Episode 86: The mystery and failings surrounding the death of Sinn Fein 'spy' Denis Donaldson

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Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

It was an extraordinary series of events. A high-ranking Sinn Fein official is outed as an informer in the employ of M15 and the Special Branch of the PSNI.

On the steps of Stormont, Denis Donaldson admits his role as a spy within the Republican ranks – then disappears.

Six months later an intrepid journalist Hugh Jordan tracks him down to an isolated farmhouse in Glenties in Donegal confirming that his whereabouts aren’t such a well-kept secret.

Weeks later Donaldson is shot dead in the same cottage but mystery still surrounds what happened and why he remained there after he was discovered.

Today I’m talking with Hugh Jordan about the case of Donaldson and a recent Police Ombudsman report which points the finger of blame at police and their failures to properly evaluate the threat to his life.

Crime Word Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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