9 episodes

What exactly happens on the hunt for a killer? The Making Of A Detective tells the story of 5 of Ireland’s most notorious murder cases, told through the lens of the man who once solved them.


In over three decades working in An Garda Síochána, Pat Marry has seen it all. Each episode features a step-by-step account of how justice was ultimately served, with interviews from victims' friends and family, Pat's former colleagues in the force, and The Irish Sun's Stephen Breen to help tell these stories one by one.
 
Pat's Story begins with the tragic death of Rachel Callaly by her husband Joe O'Reilly and finishes with Aaron Brady's historic 2020 capital murder conviction for the shooting of Garda Adrian Donohoe. Follow along as we share the dramatic details of each case, and how they shaped Pat into one of Ireland's greatest detectives, learning the skills that went into solving each case along the way.
 
The Making Of  A Detective premiers on November 11th and is brought to you by The Irish Sun.

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    • 4.8 • 164 Ratings

What exactly happens on the hunt for a killer? The Making Of A Detective tells the story of 5 of Ireland’s most notorious murder cases, told through the lens of the man who once solved them.


In over three decades working in An Garda Síochána, Pat Marry has seen it all. Each episode features a step-by-step account of how justice was ultimately served, with interviews from victims' friends and family, Pat's former colleagues in the force, and The Irish Sun's Stephen Breen to help tell these stories one by one.
 
Pat's Story begins with the tragic death of Rachel Callaly by her husband Joe O'Reilly and finishes with Aaron Brady's historic 2020 capital murder conviction for the shooting of Garda Adrian Donohoe. Follow along as we share the dramatic details of each case, and how they shaped Pat into one of Ireland's greatest detectives, learning the skills that went into solving each case along the way.
 
The Making Of  A Detective premiers on November 11th and is brought to you by The Irish Sun.

    “Roid Rage” | 8

    “Roid Rage” | 8

    TW: Some listeners might find content featured in this episode upsetting. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence safeireland.ie


    Episode 8: In August 2012, Pat goes to view a tragic murder scene. A mother of three young kids has been viciously beaten to death, and her husbands drenched in her blood. Their 14-year-old daughter states that intruders killed the woman. How will Pat approach the complicated situation? 


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    • 44 min
    Prison Hooch | 7

    Prison Hooch | 7

    Episode 7: Pat’s career progresses as he is made Detective Inspector for his tenacious work. On his first day on the job, he gets a call telling him a violent assault has taken place against a young man in Dundalk. How can he deliver justice to Niall Dorr’s family?


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    • 37 min
    Howth Head | 6

    Howth Head | 6

    Episode 6: More damning information is uncovered about Colin, as Pat Marry prepares to go to trial. Before the court date approaches, things begin to fall apart. Can a trip to Howth Head help Pat solve this case?


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    • 38 min
    Celtic Tackle | 5

    Celtic Tackle | 5

    Episode 5: As Pat’s career begins to take shape, he receives a call from his superintendent. A young woman has fallen down the stairs and is dead. While in the hospital, a nurse notices a scratch mark across the husband's chest. Could this be more than just a tragic accident?


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    • 36 min
    Wig & Gown | 4

    Wig & Gown | 4

    Episode 4: Joe’s day in court finally comes, as all of Pat’s hard work is displayed in front of a packed courtroom and attentive jury. Will the realms of circumstantial evidence be enough to convict Joe O’Reilly for the murder of his wife?


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    • 27 min
    The Most Reliable Witness | 3

    The Most Reliable Witness | 3

    Episode 3: Pat is keen to grill down Derek Quarney’s witness statement from that day, and brings him in for formal questioning. The cell-phone provider’s have come back with their analysis of Joe’s phone that morning. Will all of Pat’s hard work be enough to get a charge from The DPP? 


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

hwloory ,

Love it

Really enjoyed this, I still go back over them most nights for anything I might have missed, I do hope there will be more very soon. Thank you so much.

Catherine.

Niamh Cluskey ,

Brilliant, Riveting and very well executed

A wonderfully interesting listen. I was hooked from the first episode!! Can’t wait for hopefully the next season??

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JT

Excellent Podcast, worth the listen.

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