Policed The Beat: In Custody

Prof Yvonne Daly joins me on this episode of the Beat, to talk about new research that she and I have been doing on your rights in Garda custody. We talk about when you are allowed to see your solicitor, and then talk in detail about how that solicitor is selected. We report on research with solicitors that suggests some […]

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties: The Coroners System Report

We were joined in this Policed – Echo Chamber crossover podcast by Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. We talk about the report on the Coroners’ System, authored by Prof Phil Scraton and Dr Gillian McNaul, which ICCL launched last week. Vicky and Liam talk about why the coroners system matters, what families are saying […]

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Policed: The Beat – YARI

In this episode of Policed: The Beat Vicky chatted to Haritha Olaganathan of Youths Against Racism and Inequality (YARI). Following the shooting of George Nkencho YARI conducted a survey of young people’s experiences of racism and policing. We had an amazing conversation about the alarming findings of that survey, the structural context of police racism, the role of youth activism, […]

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Policed: The Beat – Children in Custody

In this episode of Policed: The Beat, Vicky is joined by Prof Ursula Kilkelly and Dr Louise Forde to discuss a new piece of research they have just published called Children’s Rights and Police Questioning. The discussion looks at what they found when they spoke to children, police, lawyers and care givers when they asked them about experiences of being […]

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19. Domestic Violence – Mary’s Story

In this episode we return to the topic of the policing of domestic violence. You’ll hear from Mary tell about how she was in an abusive marriage for decades and what happened when she turned to the Police for help. You’ll also hear from Dr Marian Duggan, Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, with expertise in Sexual Gender and […]

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18. Policed – Amy’s Story

This week we’re honoured to be joined by Amy, a young woman who, as a teenager, disclosed inter-familial child sexual abuse. She talks to us about what happened when she disclosed, how the GardaĆ­ have handled her case, and the extreme difficulties that she encountered in life afterwards. We place all this in the broader context of the policing of […]

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Policed: The Beat Ep.2 Coercive Control with Katie Dawson

This podcast was recorded on the 15th of November November following a landmark jury conviction of a man for coercive control. In this episode Vicky spoke with barrister Katie Dawson and covered what coercive control is, what measures GardaĆ­ have put in place to improve how it is policed, and what more can be done. We at The Tortoise Shack […]

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17. Policed – Animal Rights

This week we’re talking about the policing of animal rights activism. Mark Fitzpatrick joins us to share some experiences from the 90s, including one particular attempt to sabotage a fox hunt that turned incredibly violent. We place this in a broader context with Dr Nathan Stephen-Griffin’s to think about the politics of policing such activity. Referencing Spycops we see the […]

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