Paul Sweeney #StoppingNeoliberalism Ep. 18

This podcast talks to Paul Sweeney, an economist who has been involved in analysing the Irish economy for over 40 years. We start by asking Paul who really runs Ireland, are we heading towards another financial crash and what should the government do in the coming Budget. We also discuss Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe’s recent speech and claim to centrism – and we throw out an invite to Pascal if we wants to come in to the Pod. Paul also outlines his views on the current fault-lines we face -particularly in relation to our over reliance on multinational tax […]

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Patricia King #RaiseTheRoof Ep. 17

  In this podcast we traveled to speak with Patricia King, General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). In the Podcast Patricia outlines ICTU’s concerns with the housing crisis and their call for unions and civil society to take part in the upcoming Raise the Roof rally on the housing crisis set for October 3rd. Patricia also talks about the impact of the housing crisis on workers and how the ‘jury is out’ on whether the government and Minister for Housing is actually listening to ICTU’s views on housing policy in the employer-union forum. The discussion also […]

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Ed Honohan #RealJustice Ep.16

In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to the Master of the High Court, Ed Honohan, about the increasing role of vulture funds in buying up distressed mortgages and the proposal of the Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgages Bill to halt the vultures, repossessions and provide real solutions to the on-going mortgage arrears crisis by keeping the people affected in their homes – both homeowners and tenants. This is a ‘must-listen’ for politicians, the media and everyone in Ireland affected by, and interested in addressing the mortgage arrears and wider housing crisis. Ed asks why the current measures such as […]

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John McGuinness #StraightTalk Ep.15

Politics, as the saying goes, is showbiz for ugly people. The cheap-shot aside, there is a perception that more and more we are represented by TD’s and Ministers who are more the product of media training than political nous. Our guest, Fianna Fail TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, John McGuinness certainly can’t be seen in that same bracket. He came into talk about the differences between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the status of the Confidence and Supply arrangement and the need for real straight talking in politics, instead of spin and PR sound bites. Most importantly, he also has the Affordable […]

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