Cracking Crime - The Cold Cases

Cracking Crime - The Cold Cases

With unique access to An Garda Síochána's Serious Crime Review Team – Stirling Productions explore the new investigations into some of Ireland's oldest and most shocking murders. This re-examining of cold cases allows bereaved families to take comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones have not been forgotten – and lets witnesses know it is never too late help.

These include:
The Murder of Irene White – 06.04.05 – Dundalk. The mother-of-three was stabbed to death in broad daylight in the kitchen of her home after completing her routine school run. Her blood soaked body was discovered by her elderly mother. Investigators found no sign of a break in or robbery. They felt it was well planned murder with pure intent to kill.


The Murder of Eileen O'Shaughnessy – 30.11.97 – Galway City. Popular taxi-driver Eileen sent her last radio message to the taxi dispatcher at approximately 8pm. Later that evening, a report was made to the Garda about Eileen's abandoned taxi with a blood-splattered driver's seat. Fifteen hours later her battered body was found in a boreen in Tinker's Lane, Claregalway.


The Murder of Antoinette Smith – 12.07.87 – Dublin. Mother-of-two Antoinette disappeared after attending a David Bowie concert with a friend at Slane Castle, Co Meath. She was last seen walking towards O'Connell bridge. Nine months later her body was found by a young family on walk in Killakee Woods in the Dublin mountains.


The Murder of Lorcan O'Bryne- 11.10.81 – Chapelizod, Dublin. Lorcan O' Byrne had announced his engagement and was celebrating with his family when two raiders burst into the premises above the family pub and shot Lorcan at close range. Only one man was tried for manslaughter – the gunman remains at large.

  • 4x30 mins RTÉ 1 - 2012
  • Item Tag: crime, RTE

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