75 episodes

Welcome to Policed in Ireland, the podcast that seeks to capture the experiences people have with the police, and put those voices front and centre. Hosted by Dr Vicky Conway, this series will cover how communities and individuals experience policing, both good and bad, and offer expert opinion and context to these stories.

The Policed Podcast Tortoise Shack Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 44 Ratings

Welcome to Policed in Ireland, the podcast that seeks to capture the experiences people have with the police, and put those voices front and centre. Hosted by Dr Vicky Conway, this series will cover how communities and individuals experience policing, both good and bad, and offer expert opinion and context to these stories.

    1017. Teaching in the Culture War era

    1017. Teaching in the Culture War era

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    Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

    It was a pleasure to be rejoined on the podcast for the first time in 2023 by primary school teacher and INTO union activist, Jana Lyons, (speaking in a personal capacity) to discuss the recent changes and actions within her profession.

    We discuss that pay rise and what message it sends to ordinary members and we delve into the real issues and challenges facing teachers outside of the manufactured "gender" debates that seem to make the news with alarming regularity at the moment.

    Note: The Ditch episode is free until 10am on May 2nd.

    Listen for free now here:https://www.patreon.com/posts/no-paywall-on-82242776

    • 30 min
    Policed The Beat – Traveller Access to Justice

    Policed The Beat – Traveller Access to Justice

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    In what happens to be the last episode recorded before she died, Vicky is joined by Dr Sindy Joyce and Dr Amanda Haynes of the University of Limerick, speaking about the findings of their recently published report on Irish Travellers Access to Justice. They discuss the reasons for conducting the research and how they went about doing it.

    They discuss the findings as they relate to issues of victims, stop and searches, arrests, detention and searches of homes. We see just how much members of the Traveller Community are under-policed and over-policed, and how this is traumatic and becomes inter-generational. This is a report of enormous significance which is equally upsetting, but which we commend to all our listeners to engage with. You can watch the launch of the project here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=1070251160543582

    We are heartbroken. Rest in Power, Dr Vicky Conway.

    • 53 min
    Policed The Beat – Garda Prosecutions

    Policed The Beat – Garda Prosecutions

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    Vicky is joined by barrister David Bryne to discuss the issue of Gardaí initiating and conducting prosecutions in the District Court. They discuss how that system currently works, what powers Gardaí have in that regard, and then turn to discuss why this is problematic. They also explore recent proposals for change, an important High Court decision in this space and consider what reform we might see. The issue of who starts the prosecution might seem niche but it is of real significance.

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    • 53 min
    Policed: Facial Recognition Technology

    Policed: Facial Recognition Technology

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    In this episode of Policed: The Beat Vicky speaks to Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the ICCL, about the Justice Minister's statement this week that it is intended to introduce the use of Facial Recognition Technology in Irish policing. Liam explains what FRT is, what it can do and why we should be hugely concerned at its use by any police force. He also outlines the international context and the moves towards its elimination. You can read more about the ICCL's I Do Not Consent petition here

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    • 31 min
    Policed the Beat: Deaths in Custody

    Policed the Beat: Deaths in Custody

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    In this important episode of Policed the Beat Vicky goes on a solo run, talking through one aspect of GSOC's 2021 Annual Report - data on deaths in custody. It's the first time we've been given such data ever. Vicky talks through what it means, but also the serious questions it generates. Do listen and recommend us!

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    • 25 min
    Policing Sex Work

    Policing Sex Work

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    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 the Garda for help, the ways they feel dehumanised and how this mindset alongside inadequate laws has made them more vulnerable to predatory practices. We discuss what can be done and ask if there's any political will do actually do it.

    We want to thank Lucy for her time on what is an issue that needs much more coverage than it receives.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Purple30123 ,

Best podcast in Ireland

When listening you might want to interject with a ‘yes, but...’ and that is what makes it so good. You can’t. You have to listen and appreciate the person’s experience of being policed. It tells you a lot about your own biases and expectation of what the Gardaí would say in response. It feels like a podcast of restorative justice.

Sherlock Holmless ,

Imbalanced and Unfair

This podcast is incorrectly named and would be more appropriately titled “Negatively Policed.” Not a single episode deals with a positive experience with An Garda Siochana. Facts that don’t suit the producers narrative are ignored.

Opinions, often incorrect, are stated as fact and go unchallenged. Procedural details within An Garda Siochana are poorly researched.

Several of the stories are gripping and deserve to be shared. Unfortunately, the obvious bias is incredibly frustrating and destroys the credibility of the entire production.

Fred Power83 ,

Love This Series

Feel entertained, annoyed by the injustice and informed by the contribuions. Great listen

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