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Yarn | A Story Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by John RocheWebsite

Documentaries and dramas. Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is about telling interesting stories. We have about 25 different stories now, each in a different style. Most episodes are standalone but some bigger stories are part of a series. We've done a 3-part doc series on the hi… read more


The Stalker


"I had no contact with this man. All I ever said was hello to him. It's stalking. And it builds and builds."

These are the words of my mother, Eileen Byrne. She’s going to recount her ordeal with a stalker. 

I was just a kid at the time. I knew very little about it, until lately when she started talking about the incident. It was a recent Irish news story that triggered her memory. The murder of Aisling Murphy in broad daylight, sparked a national conversation not just about violence against women but also about the level of harassment and intimidation women are forced to endure on a daily basis. Aisling’s murder added fuel to a prominent campaign to make stalking a criminal offence in Ireland.

For more information about this campaign see

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Yarn is produced and edited by John Roche


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