The Murderer and the Taoiseach : Death, Politics and GUBU – Revisiting the Notorious Malcolm Macarthur Case


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Reads like a thriller but is sadly all too true … a brilliant account of shocking crimes and the dramatic political crisis they caused’ David McCullaghThe summer of 1982 was long-seared into the Irish public imagination for more than just its record high temperatures. That July, an aristocrat named Malcolm Macarthur went on a brutal killing spree, taking the lives of two innocent young people – Bridie Gargan and Donal Dunne – in a doomed plan to remedy his financial woes.