The Policed Podcast

15. Policed – Isreal’s Story

In this episode we hear from Isreal about his experiences as a young Black man in Ireland. You’ll also hear from Dr James Carr of the University of Limerick, who has done significant research on issues of race and policing and Bashir Otukoya, Asst Professor of Law in DCU and a member of the Government’s Anti-Racism Committee. We are deliberately […]

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Policed: The Beat – George Nkencho

In this episode of Policed: The Beat, Vicky speaks to Nana Nubi, a PhD candidate in the University of Limerick and Dr Lucy Michael, sociologist and racism expert. We explore questions and concerns emerging from the killing of George Nkencho by the Armed Response Unit. Questions of the right to life, policing and racism, policing mental health, and accountability are […]

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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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14. Policed – Domestic Violence

In the latest Policed, Vicky speaks with Mary about her personal experience of domestic violence and how she experienced the Police in this context. You’ll also hear from Director of the National Domestic Violence Intervention Agency and author, Don Hennessy This episodes includes subjects that some listeners may find distressing. Details for various groups are available at the end. See […]

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13. Policed – The Water Protests

Bernie Hughes speaks to us this week about her involvement in the water protests and how these were policed. We look at the class based nature of this social movement, the nature of their concerns at the Garda role and behaviour, as well as the long term consequences. Dr Laurence Cox of NUI Maynooth helps us to explore these issues, […]

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12. Policed – The Care System: Liam’s Story

This week we consider how children in care are policed and criminalised. Liam tells us his story of being removed from his home, being offered limited supports and how when he acted out the Gaurds were called. John Murphy from EPIC places this experience in a wider context. Liam is voiced by Michael Shehan: @MichaelSheehan8 Support this project by going […]

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11. Policed in Ireland – The Magdalenes: Gabrielle’s Story

This week we speak to Gabrielle, a wonderfully strong woman, who was born in a Mother and Baby Home and then survived the Magdalene Laundries. We focus in particular on the role that GardaĆ­ had in facilitating the operation of the Laundries. With assistance from Dr Maeve O’Rourke we think quite critically about the legality of Garda actions, and how […]

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10. Policed in Ireland – A Voice for Niall

In March of 2019, 4 hours after he was released from Garda custody for a public order offence, 20 year old Niall took his own life on the family farm. This week his mother, Johanna bravely and powerfully speaks to us about what kind of young man Niall was, the struggle they’ve had to find out from GardaĆ­ what exactly […]

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