Mens Rea Podcast
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Mens Rea is the legal principle of intent that must be proved in a number of crimes, such as murder. It means literally, "guilty mind".
Mens Rea Podcast explores the most notorious crimes from Ireland and the UK and the court cases that followed. Join your host, Sinead, every fortnight when a new case is discussed.Read more »
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Episode 22 - Veronica Guerin (Part One)
In the 1990's, Ireland saw a boom in organised crime and the importation of drugs that it had not experienced before. Criminals set themselves up at the head of drugs empires and reaped the benefit of their crimes to the tune of millions of pounds a year. Gardai struggled to keep up with these developments, and had no recourse to the extravagant spending of the crime bosses, who set up shell companies and owned expensive homes, vehicles and lived lavish lifestyles. When Veronica Guerin, crime correspondent for the Sunday Independent, began asking questions of these gangsters, she found herself in the firing line. Quite literally. Podcast Promo this week is from the gals over at Dumb and Busted podcast. Get in some comedy with your crime and give them a listen!Find us on Facebook or Twitter!With thanks to our supporters on Patreon! If you would like to support the podcast, head on over to Patreon.com. Keep an eye out for updates coming to our Patreon Tiers and Perks!Theme Music:Quinn’s Song: First Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Sources:Paul Williams, Evil Empire: John Gilligan, his gang and the execution of Veronica Guerin (Merlin: Dublin, 2001). Emily O'Reilly, Veronica Guerin: The life and death of a Crime Reporter (Vintage Press: London, 1998)For full list of sources, please see www.mensreapod.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesRead more »