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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.
 
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Lies, spies, and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland, the Arms Crisis. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain... 'GunPlot' is a new 9 part podcast series - and TV documentary from RTÉ.
 
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Margaret Kearney Taylor was a woman who kept many secrets. She was known as the Irishwoman who ran an elegant tearoom in Madrid, Spain for more than fifty years. But she was also was part of a network which helped thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish refugees escape the Nazi regime in Europe during World War Two. (2016) See acast.com/privacy f…
 
Maureen Kearney is an Irish woman living in France. Whilst working in the French Nuclear industry, in 2012 Maureen discovered something that seems to set in motion a chain of events that would forever change her life. Brutally attacked in her home outside Paris, Maureen’s story is one of secrets, lies, violence and courage. Above all, it's the stor…
 
In 1979, 50 people were killed when a massive Oil Tanker the 'Betelgeuse' exploded at Whiddy Island, West Cork. With families of those who lost their lives about to launch High Court proceedings, and as they seek a State apology, we go behind the scenes of what happened that night. Meeting with those involved, those who witnessed the event and thos…
 
Charlotte Devlin and the Documentary On One team return to the remarkable story of Felix Gretarsson, with exclusive access to the Icelander who waited years to receive the world's first full double arm transplant in a groundbreaking operation in France in January of 2021. (2021) Narrated by Charlotte Devlin Produced by Charlotte Devlin & Tim Desmon…
 
"Most harmless and yet the most dangerous woman in America” is how Irish woman Mary Mallon was once described after she was identified as the first known asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever in the US. Found to be a super spreader of the disease and quarantined for 26 years, her story became a legendary cautionary tale in the history of public hea…
 
Margaret Tynan was a healthy, active woman in her seventies, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Then she was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. She agreed to let her daughter record whatever was to come. The family rallied round to care for Margaret and keep her at home for as long as possible, despite the global Covid 19 pandemic. (2021) See…
 
When a Cork schoolgirl researched a 100-year old story about the local IRA and a British officer, she came across some remarkable information. He had been held hostage near her home, in 1921 and actually became friendly with his captors. In a letter, he told his wife he was caught while out sketching but that may not have been true. (2021) See acas…
 
Journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have both been awarded OBE’s for their services to journalism. Both also reported extensively from Northern Ireland during the troubles. And both have been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting from there. Now, all these years later, Peter and Fergal are returning to Northern Ireland to share th…
 
How a balmy summer’s evening quickly turned into a nightmare for cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) after they were swept out to sea on paddleboards last August. A miraculous rescue that captured the attention of the country and story of endurance as Sara and Ellen survived 15 hours at sea. (2021) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
The death of American millionaire Arthur Kingsley Porter seems to have been the first inquest in Ireland to be held without a body. Together with his wife Lucy, Arthur was an art expert and a university professor. Having become fascinated with Ireland, the Kingsley Porter’s bought Glenveagh castle in Donegal and built a simple cottage on the island…
 
When documentary-maker Chris Nikkel and his wife bought their little cottage in the Cooley Mountains in county Louth, they discovered that it had once been owned by a famous psychiatrist. Her name was Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and she revolutionized how we think about death and grief. (2021) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
(NEW 2021 SEASON) In 1982 the Irish International Rugby Team won the elusive triple crown - beating England, Scotland and Wales for the first time in over three decades. They were national heroes. But just months beforehand they had had to spirit themselves out of the country quietly amidst a storm of controversy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
Back in 2009, when this doc was first broadcast, Mayo footballers had lost 5 All Ireland finals since their last win in 1951. They’ve since lost another 5 All Ireland finals. Looking back at the previous c.60 years of hurt wasn’t easy. But that could all change in September 2021 when Mayo get another chance to finally find success after 69 years of…
 
The fourth and final recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the closing address to the jury by Niall McCarthy, Charlie Haughey’s Barrister. A masterclass in how to address a jury, Niall McCarthy argues that Charles Haughey should be acquitted. And th…
 
The third of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of a legal argument. This is something you never read about from a trial. Such discussions between the judge and barristers for both sides normally take place in the absence of the jury and are no…
 
The second of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the afternoon of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of the opening speech by Peter Maguire, Charlie Haughey’s barrister. The case for the defence of Charles Haughey is laid before the jury. This was a preamble to the ‘main event’ of the Arms Cri…
 
The first of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of Captain James Kelly being cross examined by Seamus McKenna, Prosecution Barrister. "Two prize fighters slugging it out on the floor of the Central Criminal Court". That's how this recording is …
 
An Irish Army Captain goes on holidays – a strange kind of holiday. To a city where he knows there is likely to be ‘trouble’. He arrives as a three-day street battle, now known as 'the Battle of the Bogside', begins. And it changes everything (Ep1/8). To continue listening to this series, please subscribe to the 'GunPlot' podcast feed (Available fr…
 
An Irish Army Captain goes on holidays – a strange kind of holiday. To a city where he knows there is likely to be ‘trouble’. He arrives as a three-day street battle, now known as 'the Battle of the Bogside', begins. And it changes everything (Ep1/8). Released weekly from Monday April 12, 2021. To listen/subscribe to this entire series, search for …
 
An Irish Army Captain goes on holidays – a strange kind of holiday. To a city where he knows there is likely to be ‘trouble’. He arrives as a three-day street battle, now known as 'the Battle of the Bogside', begins. And it changes everything (Ep1/9) Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Playe…
 
Lies, spies and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain. GunPlot is our new 8-part podcast series and TV documentary. Ep1 of the podcast series drops next Monday, Apr 12th. Subscribe now from wherever you get your podcasts. TV documentary airs RTE One April 28th See acast.…
 
A homeless Irishman is arrested on Clapham Common in London for stealing a wedding ring, only to murder another man in his police cell. When interviewed by police, he confesses to multiple murders. A new 8-part podcast series from RTÉ’s Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 1/8. (Originally released Feb 18th 20…
 
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