Pat Marry


The Irish Sun newspaper has announced a new Irish true-crime podcast called ‘The Making Of A Detective’. 

The series tells the story of five murder cases in the North East and each episode features former Detective Pat Marry, interviews with the victims’ families, and Stephen Breen, Crime Editor of The Irish Sun. 

The cases featured are:

  • The murder of Rachel Callaly by her husband Joe O’Reilly. This episode includes an interview with Rachel’s brother Paul who reveals his traumatic account of the investigation.
  • The 2001 murder of Mary Gough by her husband Colin Whelan. We hear how Whelan skipped bail and faked his own suicide before being discovered on the Spanish island of Majorca in 2004.
  • The murder of Jaqueline Quinn McDonagh by her husband Michael McDonagh, who also starred in Knuckle, the infamous bare-knuckle boxing documentary in 2011.
  • The death of Niall Dorr who was kicked to death in an unprovoked violent attack by Dougie Ward in 2010.
  • Aaron Brady’s historic 2020 capital murder conviction for the shooting of Garda Adrian Donohoe, a colleague, and friend of Pat Marry. This episode includes interviews with NYPD officers who were tasked with tracking Brady down in New York.

Ward can turn back the years