Dr Cara Augustenborg #ClimateActionPlan Ep.66

The Climate Laggards of Europe have just launched a Climate Action Plan that aims to make Ireland Carbon Neutral by 2050. But is this just more plans about plans or will there be substance to it? Joining us to discuss this, via Skype, is Environmental Scientist in UCD, Adviser with the Environmental Protection Agency and commentator, Dr Cara Austenborg. Cara […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.64

The slow moving car crash that is Brexit took some interesting turns recently. The Brexit Party, Change UK and the European elections have thrown up all sorts of new variables. So we were delighted to catch up with UK Political Commentator of the year 2017, the Guardian’s John Harris, to discuss all the latest developments. John walks us through where […]

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Emmet Kirwan #CoLiving Ep.60

Opening our first ever #RebootLive was a chat between Tony and writer, actor and poet, Emmet Kirwan. Emmet, in 22 minutes, walks us through why we must expose and reject the Fine Gael Neoliberal Nightmare that sees people as economic units and instead build communities, families and strong bonds that can lift us all, not just their Golden Circle. Collectivism […]

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Election Results – The Fallout

As the final votes are counted we sat down to discuss the results, the #GreenWave and the opportunity this has opened up for the broad Left. Yes, Fine Gael got a kicking and Sinn Féin had a very bad day. But behind those headlines is a message that progressive politics is breaking through. No swings were hurt in the making […]

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Éilis Ryan – The #MEPshack Ep.63

Continuing our coverage of the MEP Candidates across The Tortoise Shack we are delighted to sit down with Dublin City Councillor and EP Candidate for the Workers’ Party, Éilis Ryan. We discuss her reasons for running, the need for EU reform and why pointing out the EU’s democratic deficits doesn’t make you anti-EU. There’s also a fun conversation about the […]

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Clare Daly – the #MEPshack Ep.59

Continuing our series of interviews with MEP Candidates we are delighted to sit down with Independent TD, Clare Daly, who outlines why she wants to go to the European Parliament and bring back the news we need to hear BEFORE decisions are made. Clare discusses her motivations for seeking the seat, her track record in speaking truth to power and […]

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#RebootLive Pt.2 #RaiseTheRoof Ep.62

In part 2 of our #RebootLive, Tony chairs a discussion with Michelle Byrne of USI, Niamh Randall from Respond Housing, Michael Taft of SIPTU and Lorcan Sirr of DIT. This panel talks about the realities of a “properly” functioning housing market, the dystopian vista of co-living and what can be done to make housing a home and not just “a […]

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