Colm O’Gorman #Stand4Truth Ep.41

Ireland has seen progressive changes in recent years. Campaigns for marriage equality and to repeal the 8th amendment have given us a sense that we are moving forward. But around the world we see the splintering of alliances and the polarisation of politics. And we are not immune to these ugly developments here. Our guest is Executive Director of Amnesty […]

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Tony Duffin #SaferFromHarm Ep. 80

Rebroadcast from July 2018 Even the most ardent conservative would recognise that the ‘war on drugs’ has failed and in Ireland there is are nearly 2 drug related deaths per day. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, CEO of Drug Harm Protection Project, Ana Liffey, Tony Duffin, tells us where we stand right now and what we need to do […]

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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.37

In this week’s Reboot Republic Podcast we talk about the global housing crisis – what can be done – and why governments & cities must #MakeTheShift to guaranteeing the right to housing – ensuring everyone can live in dignity. Leilani Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Housing. Lawyer, alumna of the University of Toronto, and a former Executive […]

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Niall Sargent #ClimateAction Ep.144

As #climatechange bears down on world we ask is Ireland doing enough, how do we manage the transition to greener lives and are we willingly blind to our own throw away consumption culture? Joining us in The Tortoise Shack is Niall Sargent. Niall is Editor of The Green News. He is a multimedia journalist, specialising in data & investigative stories […]

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Rebecca Keatinge #HousingFirst Ep.38

What is a right to housing? Would it help address the housing crisis if we put it in the constitution? Should we have a referendum? What are the challenges facing homeless families in trying to find a home? In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to leading human rights lawyer with the Mercy law Resource Centre, Rebecca Keatinge. Rebecca eloquently […]

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John Devitt #Transparency Ep.142

John Devitt #Transparency Transparency International (TI) is the worldwide movement against corruption. Their work seeks to shine a light into the dark corners of dodgy deals and dishonesty. Their remit extends way beyond the globally recognized Corruption Index they produce each year. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is CEO and Founder of the TI Irish chapter, Transparency Ireland, John […]

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Caroline West #FeministPorn Ep.141

Is porn good or bad? The question is way more nuanced than a simple yes or no. We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by lecturer, PhD candidate – researching the discourse between feminism & porn, MA in Sexuality Studies, Caroline West. We discuss the history of porn, it’s impact in the internet age, it’s feminist evolution and the how […]

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Róisín Shortall #Integrity Ep.40

These days you’d be forgiven for thinking that accountability means the stage-managing of disasters and that leadership is measured in likes and retweets. But it is important to remember that not all politics is just PR. There is an alternative vision and a people centered politics. Our guest is TD, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and a politician of integrity, […]

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