When Nicola Gogarty’s phone rang on 17th July, 2015, as she waited to board a plane in Dublin airport for a holiday, she had no idea her life was about to change forever.
News that her loving, fit and healthy 65-year-old father John Gogarty had died was the first of a series of earth-shattering revelations that would eventually expose a catalogue of failings by authorities which ultimately meant a convicted murderer was free to kill again.
But had it not been for the tenacious and relentless quest for answers by Nicola – with the help of a number of organisations along the way - she may never have unearthed what really happened.
This podcast will appear here on Monday 7th October.
This episode of The Case Files looks at a global scandal that is still affecting people now.
It’s relevant to almost all of us as it centres around a mode of transport, sadly, we rely on a little too much – the motor car.
Or, more specifically, a great corporate scandal which includes a rich history of a company whose cars, for better or worse, have touched millions of lives – it’s a character study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic and as our first guest states “vividly shows how a dysfunctional corporate culture can threaten the existence of even the mightiest corporations”.
Kate is joined by Brian Levine; Andy Ford and Ellie Gleave, Jack Ewing – New York Times Journalist and author of Faster, Higher, Farther – The Volkswagen Scandal and Gareth Pope from Slater and Gordon.