Policing Sex Work

On this episode of Policed The Beat, Vicky is joined by Echo Chamber Cohost, Tony Groves and Director of UglyMugs.ie, Lucy Smith. They discuss the recent story in the Irish Examiner by Aoife Moore – Hundreds of reports of men claiming to be Gardaí attacking sex workers – Here:https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40858064.html Lucy talks about the fears sex workers have in going to […]

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Policed Live – The Stardust & The 48 Who Never Came Home

In this powerful and important panel, Vicky speaks to Selina and Louise McDermott who lost 3 siblings in the Stardust disaster. They speak openly about what it was like at the time of the fire and the impact on their family. Joined by Senator Lynn Boylan and solicitor Darragh Mackin we also cover how the state has failed the families […]

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Policed: The Beat – Disruptive Lawyers

On this episode of Policed: the Beat, Vicky speaks to criminal defence lawyers Shalom Binchy and Michael Finucane about attendance at Garda interviews. We discuss what right lawyers have to be in the interview and why it matters. We also discuss currently proposals to legislate for attendance, and some of the significant problems with those proposals. Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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25. Policing and Racism in Ireland

In this week’s episode we review 20 years of research and data to bring you a comprehensive account of what we know about racism and policing in Ireland. An Garda Síochána may not gather and publish all the data it should, but we still know a great deal. We are joined by Dr Sam O’Brien Olinger, Dr Aogan Mulcahy, Dr […]

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The Killing of George Nkencho with Ruth Coppinger

In this episode of The Beat Vicky speaks to Ruth Coppinger, politician and activist, about the killing of George Nkencho. We discuss the concerns she has and why she is supporting the family. We talk about the GSOC investigation, but also other steps which could be taken in the short term. A local ethnic diversity forum may be established and […]

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24. Michelle, a Debenhams Worker

This week on Policed, we talk to Michelle Gavin, who worked for Debenhams in Waterford for over 25 years. She was on the picket in Waterford for over a year, and tells us about the interactions they had with An Garda Síochána. We examine in detail how the Gardaí were used in the dispute, but also question whether they had […]

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23. Neil and Donna

This week we speak to Neil, whose sister Donna was killed while she was cycling in 2016. Neil talks to us about his interactions with the Gardaí after her death, how supportive the liaison officer could be, but how difficult it was to find out key information. We also consider the inquest process and the Garda role in that. Liam […]

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22. Cyclists and Road Safety: Conn’s Story

This week we consider and focus on the Garda role of road safety. In particular, Conn from Cork talks to us about his experiences of engaging with the Gardaí as a cyclist. The difficulties experienced in the reporting of crime points to cultural stereotyping of cyclists and a dismissal of the seriousness of the issue. We also speak to Mike […]

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