Deirdre Ní Fhloinn #SafeAsHouses Ep.148

We have a huge problem with defective housing and inadequate properties in Ireland. The legacy of the light touch regulation of the Celtic Tiger era has left us with situations like Priory Hall and the Pyrite Scandal. We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by Barrister, Construction Lawyer, Gaeilgeoir, soon to be PhD-er and Green Party Local Election candidate for […]

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Trevor Birney & Barry McCaffrey #NoStoneUnturned Ep.126

Repost from December 2018: What would you do if the police came into your house just because you wanted to tell the truth? We’ve taken The Tortoise Shack on the road to Belfast to speak with Producers, Directors and Documentary Makers, Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, who are on pre-charge bail for, well , it’s best if we let them […]

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Dawn Foster #BrexitVitriol Ep. 147

Round and round the Brexit-wheel goes, where it stops, nobody knows. To make sense of the chaos, the vitriol and the never ending failure of governance, writer with Jacobin Mag and the Tribune and columnist with the Guardian, Dawn Foster, rejoins in the Tortoise Shack. Dawn talks us through the latest developments and the most likely outcomes from here. We […]

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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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