The Policed Podcast

7. Policed in Ireland – The Sallins Train Robbery


This is part two of the story of Osgur Breatnach, who was wrongfully convicted in 1978 of the Sallins Mail Train Robbery. In this episode we hear about his trials and conviction before the Special Criminal Court. Dr Fergal Davis helps us understand the controversies of that court. We hear of Osgur’s time in prison and the campaign for this release. We discuss the impact all of this had on him and his family, with his brother Cormac contributing. The ongoing campaign for an apology and accountability is also detailed.
Support this project:patreon.com/tortoiseshack Artwork by @Ciaraioch. Production, editing and sound design by Brian at Grooves Ahead. CC credits: Frankum, samulis, The Tides, tkky, klankbeeld, kinoton, stratcat322, dbspin, waveplay, oscii, tim kahn, felix blume, tradeshowmusic, soapuel
Osgur’s website: https://sallinsinquirynow.ie/
Cormac’s website: https://www.thewhistleblower.ie/
Cormac’s music: https://cormacjuanbreatnach1.bandcamp.com/releases

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