The Policed Podcast

Policed the Beat – The Kerry Babies

We have a side-series to Policed exclusively for our patreon members. But we aew putting this episode out now in the hope that some of you might consider supporting this work in 2021. In this episode Dr Vicky Conway speaks to Dr Yvonne Daly about the Kerry Babies case. We discuss what happened, what concerns there were about the Garda […]

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Ep.47 Growing Pains: Ireland and Migrant Workers

This Reboot Republic talks to Niall Sargent, Investigative Reporter with Noteworthy.ie and to Brid McKeown of the Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland, about the conditions of migrant workers in the horticultural sector. Niall outlines the key findings from Noteworthy’s recent crowdfunded investigation which included low pay, poor conditions, the fear of speaking out and the general lck of labour rights […]

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Sex Addiction, Language, and Trauma: Ep 46

The concept of sex or porn addiction is a contentious one, and one that can be very confusing for those who may feel they experience this. Shining a light on this is sex therapist Aoife Drury, who makes the case that the langauge is wrong, and we should speak about compulsive sexual behaviour instead, and focus on resolving trauma around […]

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19. Sunday Special – 2020, So how was it for You?

In this, the last live Sunday Special of 2020, Dr Vicky Conway of Policed took the lead and asked Linda Hayden of PAC Woman, Dr Caroline West of Glow West and Tony (Martin is milking his illness) for their thoughts on 2020. And because we are a bit different we asked some different questions. Mess of the year was a […]

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Ep.45 Hanging with the Hearne’s – Kate Marie

This Reboot Republic is particularly special and insightful – Rory chats to his sister Kate Marie, who is a primary school teacher in Tramore, Waterford and mom of a 1 year old and 3 year old. Kate talks about the challenges and joys of being a mother of young kids, they also talk about the impact of Direct Provision and […]

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Human Trafficking & Direct Provision

Martin is still unwell, so I was on my own for this podcast. But don’t let that put you off! I was delighted to be joined by the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s CEO, Brian Kiloran. We talk about Ireland’s performance in tackling human trafficking, the upcoming White Paper into Direct Provision and the soundings coming from Government about it. We […]

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Ep. 419: CETA and the Green Party

It has been a tumultuous few days for the Green Party. CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) has caused a rift and with the party leadership seemingly intent on ratifying a deal they strenuously opposed only a few months ago, we were joined by Green Party MEP, CiarĂ¡n Cuffe to talk all about it. We discuss the deal, the way it […]

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Ep.42 – Focus Ireland & Ending Homelessness

In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy with homelessness and housing charity Focus Ireland and author of Ending Homelessness, about what needs to be done to solve the homelessness crisis in Ireland. Mike explains how Finland radically reduced their levels of homelessness through a housing first plan and strategy of allocating housing to those […]

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