The Tip Off

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.


episode 35: Ep. 35 What does justice look like? Part 1

The violent, protracted conflict known as The Troubles claimed many innocent victims in Northern Ireland. But one atrocity stood out for journalist Barry McCaffrey - the massacred of six men in the quiet, tiny village of Loughinisland. The killings stuck with him, in part because it seemed so clear who the suspects were, so why were they walking free?

Barry explains how he spent years digging into what happened after the massacre, an investigation that would be developed into the acclaimed Alex Gibney film No Stone Unturned. It is a story that would have unintended consequences… 

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Production support: Cheeka Ayers

Theme music: Dice Muse

This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you with support from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.

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