Episode 9 – The Scissor Sisters & Farah Swaleh Noor


Farah Swaleh Noor was an apparent Somalian refugee to Ireland and disappeared on the 20th March 2005. Later that month, and unidentified male body was pulled from the Royal Canal on Dublin city’s north side in pieces which had been dumped in black plastic rubbish bags. The body – missing its head-  was identified as Farah Noor, and it soon became apparent that his girlfriend Kathleen Mulhall and her two daughters, Linda and Charlotte, were involved in the gruesome murder, dismemberment and disposal of his body.

Theme Music:

Quinn’s Song: First Night Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Mick McCaffrey, The Irish Scissor Sisters: The Inside Story Of The Torso In The Canal Investigation And The Gruesome Homicide Of Farah Noor (Dublin: Merlin Press, 2008)

https://www.herald.ie/news/scissor-sisters-mum-released-and-looking-for-travellers-help-27992476.html “Scissor Sisters’ mum released – and looking for Travellers’ help”, Ken Foy – 26 October 2011

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/scissor-sisters-brother-is-jailed-indefinitely-for-stabbing-partner-29104259.html, “Scissor Sisters’ brother is jailed indefinitely for stabbing partner”,  Rebecca Penston – 2 March 2013

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/scissor-sister-linda-mulhall-free-11483233 “Scissor Sister Linda Mulhall will be a free woman for Christmas” , Emma McMenamy – 8 Novemver 2017

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/linda-mulhall-released-13-years-after-killing-dismembering-victim-1.3345028 “Linda Mulhall released 13 years after killing, dismembering victim”, Conor Lally – 4 January 2018