Máiréad Enright #Repealed Ep.159

We are absolutely delighted to be joined in The Tortoise Shack by Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University, Máiréad Enright. Máiréad is especially interested in how patriarchal legal and religious structures can be resisted and changed. Her research in this respect looks beyond traditional methods of law reform to consider illegality, protest, private litigation, and experimental legal drafting. She is Co-Director […]

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Dr Sinead Kelly #NewPublicHousing Ep.46

Dr Sinead Kelly is a lecturer in geography in Maynooth University specialising in urban planning and finance. She is author of Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin. MacLaran, A. & Kelly, S. (2014) This Podcast is part of a conference organised by Reboot Republic host, Rory Hearne & MUSSI, for a new vision and new […]

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Peter Kavanagh #OurFada Ep.158

Ireland is a funny place, we have some of the most archaic defamation laws to ensure (wealthy) people are entitled to their good name. We also have a Data Protection Commissioner who reckons we have “no absolute right” to having that name spelled correctly. Our guest in the tortoise shack is Green Party Local Election Candidate, part of the Motherfoclóir […]

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The Idiot’s Guide To State Sponsored #BogusSelfEmployment

The Idiot’s Guide To State Sponsored #BogusSelfEmployment   What is Bogus Self-Employment? Bogus self-employment is when your employer labels you as self-employed when you are actually and factually an employee.   Why would an employer want to label an employee as self-employed? Employers label employees as self-employed in order to evade employers PRSI, Holiday pay, Maternity pay, Union recognition,  Employee […]

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Cian Prenderville #LimerickSoviet Ep.157

In April 1919, a general strike shook Limerick to its core. The British Army put tanks on the streets of Limerick and machine guns on the bridges, but the workers refused to break. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Solidarity Councillor for Limerick City and creator of Bottom Dog – The Story of the Limerick Soviet and he tells […]

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Tanya Ward #NoChild2020 Ep.54

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Tanya Ward, the Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance (CRA) and former Deputy Director at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL). We discuss the CRA’s 2019 Report Card that identifies and evaluates the Government’s progress on actions for Children. The highest individual grade in Report Card 2019 is an ‘A-‘ for ‘LGBTI+ […]

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Mark Malone #Framing Ep.156

When we started the podcast we were horrified by so much of the ‘Punch & Judy’ discourse that we decided, for better or worse, that we’d never play the false balance game. Since then the discourse has only worsened. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Activist, long-time analyst and one of Ireland’s best online commentators on the insidiousness of […]

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Rob Sweeney #Inequality Ep.51

In this latest podcast we talk with plolicy analyst at the inequality think tank, TASC, Dr Rob Sweeney. Rob has a PhD in economics from University of Leeds, which concentrated on financial markets and investors, banking, international macroeconomics, and housing and his current role focuses mainly on issues surrounding the Irish political economy and wealth distribution. In this podcast we […]

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