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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Wayne Stanley #HomelessnessIsNotNormal Ep.34

Too often our politician’s play the numbers game and for some reason the fixation with not crossing the 10,000 homeless Rubicon seems more important than taking practical steps to turn the tide. Our guest is research and policy analyst with Focus Ireland, Wayne Stanley, who with over a decade of working on homelessness, its causes and the underlying issues, shares […]

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Karl Deeter #Right2Housing Ep.140

We believe, like the UN, that housing is a human right. Some people think a house is a commodity. Yet that does not automatically mean that we haven’t more in common than that which divides us, or does it? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Financial Adviser, Musician, Columnist, Commentator, former Hibernia Forum member and self-declared Redneck, Karl Deeter. […]

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Aisling O’Neill #StandWithNursesAndMidwives Ep.143

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, came to power with a pledge to work towards a Republic of Opportunity. Well our guest in The Tortoise Shack, Nurse, Activist and Sinn Féin Local Election Candidate, Aisling O’Neill, reckons equal pay for equal work would be a good place to start fulfilling this pledge. Aisling, speaking in a personal capacity, gives us her thoughts on […]

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Seamus Coffey #Choices Ep.36

Our next two Podcasts are gems-contradictory & complementary in-depth discussions on the Irish economy & inequality! Today we discuss (debate?) inequality, the risks & positives of the Irish economy with Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & economics lecturer from University College Cork, Seamus Coffey.Very significantly Seamus outlines that there is the money to invest in a major public […]

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