Episode 522: Republicans Colin Duffy and Henry Fitzsimons acquitted of terrorism charges

Crime World

Mar 23 2024 • 45 mins

Two republicans Colin Duffy and Henry Fitzsimons have been acquitted of terrorism charges following a long-running trial at Belfast Crown Court. Earlier their co accused Alex McCrory was also acquitted in the M15 bugging case.


So how did their trial take ten years in the court and what is the fallout from their acquittals? Did the M15 succeed in infiltrating the New IRA while the old order was caught up in the case and on strict bail conditions or was the decade-long case a fiasco for Public Prosecution Service.


Nicola speaks to Belfast Telegraph Crime Correspondent Allison Morris about M15 bugs and the long-running case


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