Tanya Ward #NoChild2020 Ep.54

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Tanya Ward, the Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance (CRA) and former Deputy Director at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL). We discuss the CRA’s 2019 Report Card that identifies and evaluates the Government’s progress on actions for Children. The highest individual grade in Report Card 2019 is an ‘A-‘ for ‘LGBTI+ […]

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Rob Sweeney #Inequality Ep.51

In this latest podcast we talk with plolicy analyst at the inequality think tank, TASC, Dr Rob Sweeney. Rob has a PhD in economics from University of Leeds, which concentrated on financial markets and investors, banking, international macroeconomics, and housing and his current role focuses mainly on issues surrounding the Irish political economy and wealth distribution. In this podcast we […]

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Gerard Howlin #Chumocracy Ep.52

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to the experienced political analyst, Gerard Howlin. Gerard is a Public Affairs Consultant, Columnist, Commentator and Former Senior Political Adviser to Government. Gerard offers interesting insights into the real world of Irish politics and policy making. While being avowedly conservative and of the Right, he accepts that in the area of housing the market has […]

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Tom Healy #Hope Ep.53

This latest Reboot Republic Podcast is with Tom Healy, Director of the Nevin Research institute & leading economist – we talk to him about his forthcoming book ‘An Ireland Worth Working For: Delivering the Democratic Programme a Century later’ and the concrete & visionary policies, solutions and changes required to make Ireland’s economy ensure a decent fair and dignified standard […]

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Frank McDonald #TrulyFrank Ep.49

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to author, campaigning journalist & gentleman- Frank McDonald. Frank is the former Environment Editor of The Irish Times and author of the books, Chaos at the Crossroads and The Builders. We talk to him about Dublin – the city it has become and his latest book, Truly Frank: A Dublin Memoir, published by Penguin. We […]

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Darragh O’Brien #RaiseTheRoof Ep.50

This episode of the Reboot Republic talks (and debates!) the role of Fianna Fáil’s policies in causing the 2008 crash and subsequent period of austerity. Fianna Fail spokesperson for Housing, Planning and Local Government and TD for Dublin Fingal, Darragh O’Brien talks candidly about apologies, learning the lessons of the past, the current housing crisis, state-lead solutions and exclusively for […]

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Prof PJ Drudy #NewPublicHousing Pt1 – Ep.45

The New Public Housing Conference took place in Maynooth University on Wednesday, February 27th and we were lucky enough to be able to record throughout the day. Organised by our very own Rory Hearne, the day brought together academics, activists, stakeholders and politicians to discuss real solutions to the housing crisis. The first of these short talks that we are […]

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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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