Jana Lyons #EqualPayForEqualWork Ep.136

Equal pay for equal work was done away with during the crash. The two-tier workplace became the norm and phrases like the locked-out generation were born. Our guest in the tortoise shack, primary school teacher, active INTO member and activist for pay equality, Jana Lyons has already lost the equivalent of a full years pay in salary denied because of […]

Go to Podcast

JP Swaine #FirstFortnight Ep 30 pt1

We can all struggle with our mental health at times in our life. The first two weeks in January aren’t called the January Blue’s for a sales campaign. But our guest, Mental Health Social Worker, Cognitive Psychotherapist and co founder of mental health charity First Fortnight, JP Swaine, believes in the potential for art, music, film and literature to help […]

Go to Podcast

Orla O’Connor #Feminism Ep.22

Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland and leading campaigner in Together for Yes and Repeal the 8th Orla O’Connor joins us to talk about the challenges and hopes of women in Ireland today. From domestic violence to childcare housing to homelessness, Orla eloquently and strongly reveals an agenda for a 21st century feminism. We also discuss some of […]

Go to Podcast

Niamh Randall & Michael Taft #Budget19 Ep.21

Budget 2019 is in the books and the analysis has ranged from middling to a bit meh. We have National Spokesperson and Head of Policy with the Simon Community Niamh Randall and Economist and Researcher with SIPTU Michael Taft to discuss the real meat of the budget, burst the myth that it is a Social Democratic Budget and discuss the […]

Go to Podcast

Pearse Doherty #AlternativeBudget Ep.19

It’s Budget Season and while the “fiscal space” the government have to operate in will be the best in a decade, we need to ask if they are making the right decisions with our money? Our guest is Sinn Fein TD for Donegal and Party Spokesperson for Finance, Pearse Doherty. He outlines his parties vision for an alternative Budget and […]

Go to Podcast

Cost Rental with Rita Fagan & Dr John Bisset

This podcast discusses an innovative solution to the housing crisis –cost rental housing – that is being proposed by the Our Community – A Better Way housing campaign and which Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy launched in Inchicore this week. Dr John Bisset (author of Regeneration – Public Good or Private Profit?) and Rita Fagan are two community workers based in […]

Go to Podcast

Tom McDonnell #TheEconomyStupid Ep. 9

Economics is often called the dismal science. But our guest, Senior Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute, Tom McDonnell, is anything but. He gives us a lesson in economics for dummies (Groves) and outlines a way of building an economy that is both sustainable and inclusive. Turns out, the purpose of the economy is to serve society and not […]

Go to Podcast

Sara Burke #SlainteCare Ep. 8

Whether it’s the Trolley Count or the inhumane number of people on hospital waiting lists, our Health Service is not all that it could be. Our guest, Health Policy Analyst, Dr Sara Burke, was one of the architects of a road map to a Universal Healthcare  System – Sláintecare – that garnered cross party support. She tells us where we […]

Go to Podcast