Sarah Sproule #TheTalk Ep.173

Sex education is a fraught subject not just for parents in Ireland but for parents everywhere. We are delighted to be joined by sex educator Sarah Sproule of thetalk.ie who chats with us about how to answer the sometimes awkward questions our children ask us. This is a brilliant pod, informative, non-judgmental and a positive step forward for parents struggling […]

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Órla Hegarty #Home Ep. 73

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Orla Hegarty from the School of Architecture, Planning and the Environment in UCD. Orla contributes regularly to national broadcast and print media on the subjects of the built environment, the construction industry and housing. In the wide ranging interview we discuss housing, space, quality and price. We look at the downsides of co-living, the […]

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Ann Marie O’Reilly & Marcella Stakem #Rent Ep.72

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Ann Marie O’Reilly, Policy Officer with housing rights and tenant support charity Threshold and Marcella Stakem, Social Policy Development Officer with the St Vincent De Paul. Ann Marie and Marcella are Authors and researches of the new report and survey ‘Housing Assistance Payment (HAP): Making the right impact?’ carried out jointly by the two […]

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Niall Carson #ThePhoto Ep.164

A picture can tell a thousand words and an iconic picture can last a lifetime. Our guest in the tortoise shack is multiple award winning Press Association photographer, Niall Carson and he walks us through 10 of the most iconic pictures in Irish political history. We get the inside story in what goes into getting that snap, the craic, the […]

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Tortoise Shack #RebootBirthday

When the idea to do a podcast came up I imagined it would be a one season, ten episodes kind of thing. Over 70 episodes and 1 year later we are, for my money, Ireland’s number one solutions focused podcast. So we decided to mark the occasion by answering some patron’s questions, sharing our personal highlights for the first year […]

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Kerry Anthony #DePaul Ep.70

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Kerry Anthony, the outgoing CEO of homeless charity, DePaul and their Director of Communications, Mairéad McGinn. Kerry explains how she sees homelessness changing in Ireland over her 15 years with De Paul. Interestingly as De Paul has homeless services in Northern Ireland and the Republic, they can provide a comparison of two different homeless […]

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Simon McGarr #WolvesNow Ep.178

Skeuomorphic thinking: where you attempt the jam the design language of a previous technology into a new technology in order to make it easier to digest and understand. When the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was recently suggested as the online regulator for Ireland and therefore the de facto regulator for the entire EU, many where glad that we were doing […]

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#Pride – Izzy Kamikaze

Having read the excellent article by Taryn De Vere featuring my friend and fellow activist, Izzy Kamikaze, I thought I’d put together a #tortoiseshack tribute to one of the most relentless and remarkable campaigners this country has ever known! Taryn’s piece: https://www.her.ie/life/supposed-feel-shame-pride-antidote-470471 #PrideIsProtest Have a great #Pride2019 weekend everybody. And thank you Izzy. Martin

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