An Irish war veteran returns home from Afghanistan to confront a ghost from his past. What he finds is the biggest battle of his life.
The death of his partner Jane, drives Danny Collins to leave Ireland during the so called Celtic Tiger years. He embarks upon not just a career, but a life choice that provides the biggest distraction from grieving he can think of. Danny enlists with the French Foreign Legion and for the next five years he sees action in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Returning home to lay his nightmares and sadness to rest he finds that more loved ones are in danger.
His dad and brother have run foul of a local underworld boss. Separated and scared they are relieved to have Danny home who soon discovers that his days of war are far from over. Paddy, 16, has taken to the hills with information that can hurt the crook who sends his mob out to destroy the family, his dad has barricaded himself inside the family home. This is one battlefield where Danny never expected to rely on his skills and training, it is a new war that will determine the safety of his family and reveal the truth behind Jane's death.
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