72 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 43 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.

    Policed: Facial Recognition Technology

    Policed: Facial Recognition Technology

    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

    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

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

    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 through previous investigations and why the upcoming inquests are so important.



    We are calling on you all to email your TD and the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee helen.mcentee@oireachtas.ie



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    • 1 hr
    Back to Normal, Send Help!

    Back to Normal, Send Help!

    This week Tony was joined by Policed host Dr Vicky Conway and special guests PBP Clondalkin Rep, Darragh Adelaide, Writer and Activist, Emma DeSouza and Irish Examiner Reporter, Aoife Moore. We talk about the dropping of restrictions, the return of politics "before" Covid, the Govt saying that we need more Cuckoo funds, the disrespect shown to the All-island Women's Forum peacebuilding conference, the ludicrous ongoing NWCI spat, the latest from Ukraine and more.



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    • 39 min
    A Bad Plan Poorly Executed

    A Bad Plan Poorly Executed

    This is the recording of our most recent Live Sunday Special with Fianna Fáil's Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, Socialist - Loyalist, Sam Mcilwaine and Writer, Chair of the Women's Forum and Sunday regular, Emma DeSouza.



    We went on a deep dive on the political events across this Island and into a serious conversation on the upcoming NI election and the future of the NI Protocol. We discuss the Glasnevin Monument, more Collusion cases, inflation fears and how our market income inequality leaves us more exposed in a booming economy. We then discuss Political Accountability in the age of champagne parties, Golfgate and Boris Party Boy Johnson.



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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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