Sinéad Burke #AsMe Ep.203

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack in this very special (Echo Chamber & Disturbing the Peace crossover) podcast is educator, advocate, superstar and proud Finglas woman, Sinéad Burke. Sinéad talks about what drives her and how pushing herself to go to where people are to educate and advocate makes a much greater impact. She shares her experiences of living as […]

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Megan Ward #GenerationEmigration

With rents at their highest since the boom, more and more of us are finding it harder to justify staying in Ireland. Emigration to places like the UK, Canada and Australia is becoming increasingly popular with cheaper rents and better opportunities. Joining Rachel in studio to discuss her impending emigration to Canada is Megan Ward who explains why she chose […]

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Dr Austin O’Carroll #LocalHero Ep. 202

When I was a young fella in town I knew about the Doctor who looked after the drug addicts. I used to see him going around on his bike. I heard a story about him getting a chiropodist to look after homeless peoples feet. I didn’t know what a chiropodist was, but it sounded mega. So imagine my joy when […]

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Paola Rivetti & Sonia Balagopalan #ChallengingWhiteFeminism

Intersectional feminism is a branch of feminism asserting how different aspects of social and political identity discrimination overlap. However, in mainstream feminism we often see white, middle-class people being the main voice rather than people of all different backgrounds. Joining Rachel in the studio to discuss how we move past White Feminism are Sonia Balagopalan and Paola Rivetti of the […]

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#TortoiseShackLive – Housing Solutions Ep.204

The Government often hide their failures (is it failure or policy?) in housing by changing the language. Instead of new houses the say housing solutions. They say affordable housing, but don’t mention that they redefined this to no longer mean affordable, it’s simply discounted. You can read the Dublin Inquirer article on the O’Devaney deal HERE So at our packed […]

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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.88

UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha was kind enough to join us on the pod for the third time. We discuss the roll housing insecurity and financialisation is having in increasing inequality and creating social unrest globally. Leilani talks candidly about what States should be doing and how the Right to Housing is central to confronting the profit motive […]

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Patrick Freyne #LongForm Ep.192

It’s easy to just follow the news ticker as we scroll through our self-curated feeds. But our guest in The Tortoise Shack, short story and essay writer, as well features journalist with the Irish Times, Patrick Freyne takes time over his subjects and can give us a deeper insight to the people living just beyond the headlines. Patrick talks to […]

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Dear Mr. O’Regan

Dear Mr. O’Regan, The Public Services Card is a ‘Big Deal’ for almost 1,000,000 old age pensioners and people with a disability who have the right to the protection of personal data concerning them and the right to have such data processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of the person concerned or some other […]

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