The compelling new crime drama Taken Down continues on Sunday evening as suspicion mounts on those working in the direct provision centre.

The first episode of the series saw Detective Jen Rooney (Lynn Rafferty) begin investigating the violent death of Esme, a young Nigerian girl whose body was found close to a direct provision centre which is run by Wayne Deevy (Brian Gleeson).

The second episode sees Rooney bring Deevy in to the police station for questioning as her investigation raises some troubling questions about the centre. 

Detective Jen Rooney questions Wayne Deevy about Esme's murder

Wayne is steadfastly evasive during the interrogation, giving mainly monosyllabic answers and appearing not to take her questions seriously.

"I’m answering your questions, I don’t need a solicitor, but I want to put it on the record that I’m answering your questions and being cooperative", he tells Rooney.

Wayne is evasive during police interrogation

"You’re not", she retorts. "I’d prefer if you were answering them straight so at the very least I can rule you out as a suspect. 

"The CCTV has been tampered with. Do you know what I’m looking to do you for? Withholding evidence and evidence tampering. There’s a case in there for you. You’ll lose your job."

Have a sneak peek from episode two of Taken Down below.

Warning: Clip contains some bad language.

Taken Down star Brian Gleeson has said that Wayne is "not the most likeable of characters" and is "kind of self serving".

Speaking about the crime drama, Gleeson added: "It's very much a seedy underworld but it's also an indictment of the new Ireland that has left a lot of people very vulnerable and being preyed upon.

"I think the show is about the dignity of people who have been left behind and in this institutionalised limbo."

Taken Down airs on Sunday night at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.

Catch up on the first episode of Taken Down on the RTÉ Player.