Timeline: how the Border Fox was finally run to ground

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Elaine Byrne

3rd September, 2017
Professor Austin Darragh

October 13, 1987: four armed men storm John O’Grady’s home in Cabinteely, south Co Dublin, at 9pm. His wife Marise and three children (aged six, 12 and 13) are held captive at gunpoint for 16 hours. Dr O’Grady’s father-in-law, Professor Austin Darragh — a wealthy medical entrepreneur who was the radio doctor on The Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ Radio 1 during the 1980s — is the intended victim of the kidnapping, not the Dublin...

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