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Inside the Crime: The Una Lynskey Murder

Season 3 of Inside The Crime is a story of divided loyalties, misplaced vengeance and an act of cruel injustice.
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06.00 30 Jan 2024


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Inside the Crime: The Una Lynskey Murder


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06.00 30 Jan 2024


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As day gave way to night on a cold October evening in 1971, Una Lynskey stepped off a bus on the Fairyhouse Road in County Meath.

The 19-year-old was returning home from her job as a civil servant in Dublin.

Una lived at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac about halfway down Porterstown Lane, a 2.5km country road on the outskirts of Ratoath.

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The walk would usually take her no more than 15 minutes but on that dark and damp evening, Una never made it home.

What happened next caused deep and long-lasting division in an otherwise tight-knit community – and the impacts are still being felt over 50 years later.

It pitted neighbour against neighbour, ruined families and destroyed friendships.

At a time when heavy-handed interrogation was often still viewed as a legitimate investigative tool, three young men found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

They had done no wrong and they hoped the truth would set them free – but would it?

Season 3 of Inside The Crime is a story of divided loyalties, misplaced vengeance and an act of cruel injustice.

At the heart of it all, however, is the unsolved murder of a 19-year-old girl.

This is the story of the Una Lynskey Murder.

Throughout the season, you can go Deeper Inside the Crime with interactive maps, family trees and in-depth articles examining the key points from the story.

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