Inner City Helping Homeless #HousingFirst Ep.166

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by old friends Anthony Flynn and Brian McLoughlin of Inner City Helping Homeless. Anthony has recently returned from a #HousingFirst fact finding mission in Helsinki, Finland. Unlike Ireland, Finland doesn’t have homeless hubs or emergency hotel accommodation, where homeless women and children languish, effectively warehoused, while the government outsources their responsibilities. No, Finland took […]

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#RebootLive Pt.2 #RaiseTheRoof Ep.62

In part 2 of our #RebootLive, Tony chairs a discussion with Michelle Byrne of USI, Niamh Randall from Respond Housing, Michael Taft of SIPTU and Lorcan Sirr of DIT. This panel talks about the realities of a “properly” functioning housing market, the dystopian vista of co-living and what can be done to make housing a home and not just “a […]

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#RebootLive Pt1 – #RaiseTheRoof Ep.61

Recorded in front of a packed room in the Teachers Club this podcast is the first panel from our #RebootLive show. Hosted by Rory Hearne, this podcast features Fr Peter McVerry, Orla O’Connor and Aisling Hedderman speaking bluntly about the failures of the current Government, the need for the #Right2Housing in our constitution and why we need a mass mobilisation […]

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Ciarán Cuffe #MEPShack Ep.58

Continuing our series with the candidates for the upcoming European Elections with Green Party Councillor and former TD, Ciarán Cuffe. Ciarán wants to put Climate Action at the heart of the European Parliament and sees this as the vehicle to tackle many of the crises facing us both globally and domestically. Catch-up with the series on Reboot and on our […]

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Lynn Boylan – The #MEPshack Ep.57

The EU Parliament field is awash with new, talented and ambitious first time candidates. But today’s guest, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Lynn Boylan, has been there, done that and bought the t-shirt. Lynn joins us to give us an insight into workings of the system, discuss the learnings she has taken from her first term in Brussels and what […]

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Alice Mary Higgins – The #MEPshack Ep.165

As part of our #MEPshack series across both Reboot Republic and The Echo Chamber we are delighted to be joined by Independent Senator and MEP candidate Alice Mary Higgins. Alice Mary has over two decades of experience in policy, strategy and advocacy across the areas of equality, international development and social inclusion. In 2014 she was elected to the Executive […]

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Gary Gannon – The #MEPshack Ep.56

Ireland is one of the most Pro EU countries and yet our electoral turnout for the European Elections is much more middling. Over the next few weeks across the tortoise shack we aim to bring you the voices of as many of the candidates for MEP as we can, albeit with our progressive values to the fore. Kicking us off […]

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