Mary Lou McDonald #Unity Ep.39

Mary Lou McDonald #Unity This podcast is sponsored by You. Please join us on www.patreon.com/echochamberpod Getting behind the sound bites with a potential future Taoiseach. This Reboot Podcast, the first of six upcoming shows focusing on how we can achieve a fair & more equal Republic, is an open and honest conversation with President of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central, Mary Lou McDonald. We talk about both her and Sinn Féin’s vision for a Republic of Equality & a rights based society, Brexit and the European Projects democratic deficit, as well as new movements for social rights in […]

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Jana Lyons #EqualPayForEqualWork Ep.136

Jana Lyons #EqualPayForEqualWork Equal pay for equal work was done away with during the crash. The two-tier workplace became the norm and phrases like the locked-out generation were born. Our guest in the tortoise shack, primary school teacher, active INTO member and activist for pay equality, Jana Lyons has already lost the equivalent of a full years pay in salary denied because of these “deals.” Jana walks us through the beginning of this divide across the public sector, how it effects relationships between colleagues and the need for workplace solidarity. She talks passionately about the similarity between teachers situation and […]

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Michael Taft #BrexitProof Ep.35

Michael Taft #BrexitProof Brexit is almost upon us and our recent conversations with the Guardian’s John Harris don’t offer much comfort in terms of Ireland’s place in the British plans. Nor truly does the latest “soldiers on the border” statement from our Taoiseach. If you don’t think this is a big deal I suggest checking out our sister podcast, The Echo Chamber’s recent interview with Stephen Travers. So what should the Government be doing? Well, we are joined by Researcher and Economist for SIPTU, Michael Taft, to talk about the steps we can take right now that will protect the […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.33

John Harris #BrexitBreakdown The problem with playing a game of chicken is that the outcome is uncertain up until the last second and the later you leave it the more likely it is to end in disaster. In this episode of Reboot Republic we are delighted to welcome back Guardian Columnist and British Political Commentator of the Year, John Harris, to talk us through the current state of the Conservative Party made mess, where Ireland and the border features in the politics of Brexit and the alternatives (if any) put forward by the Labour Party. It truly is a Brexit […]

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Ciarán Cuffe #ClimateJustice Ep.32

Join the Tortoise Shack for insider info and exclusive updates at www.patreon.com/echochamberpod Green Party Councillor, Ciaran Cuffe, joins us to talk about his time in Government, the possibility of a Left Alliance, the Carbon Tax, a Just Transition and all things Climate Action related. We also talk about his recent trip to Vienna to look at their housing model and discuss how that might be a solution to our current housing crisis.

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