The Black Pool spans the life of a Dubliner, who was born in the late 1960s, covering his involvement in gangland events in the City of Dublin and Europe across a 50-year period.
The story will take you through Dublin’s devastating heroin epidemic of the 1980s and continuing on into the underground rave scene of the 1990s. From here the story takes you into the phenomenon of Ibiza’s dance craze, and into the gangland war for control of the cocaine market that was to start flourishing in the era of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger.
This is not a story of heroes but a story of how the reality of gangs and crime can get hold of a city and bring it to its knees. It asks: Is it for the bravado of becoming a household name and main man on the block? Or is it a stain on society that young men and women turn to crime to make ends meet?
This is the story of Thomas Moran.