Steve O’Rourke #PainInTheFace

Steve O’Rourke lives with one of the most painful conditions in the world – trigeminal neuralgia but yet you would never know. He joins Rachel in studio to discuss living with chronic pain, the effect it’s had on his mental health and how he’s come to terms with it all. Warning: This episode contains several references to suicide. You can […]

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Scott Evans #PropheticVoices

Ireland’s attitude to religion has changed drastically in the last 20 years with many asking what role does religion play in our daily lives? UCD chaplain Scott Evans joins Rachel in the studio to discuss how students rely on him a lot more than you’d think and the future of religion in Ireland. Become a #tortaiseshack patron at www.patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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David Gibney #TheUnion Ep 179

We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by Communications Officer with Mandate Trade Union, Mr. David Gibney. We discuss the origins of organised labour, the deportation of trade union activists and how the exiles built the trade union movement in Australia. We also discuss the legacy of the Partnership for Prosperity and Fairness and the decline of union membership which […]

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Tackling Air BnB

In this Reboot Republic podcast, we talk to Murray Cox of ‘Inside Airbnb’, who provides the data on the impact of Airbnb on housing in cities across the world. Also in the studio, Sasha Brown who, along with Murray and the Irish Housing Network, produced a recent Report on the impacts of Airbnb in Ireland. Journalist Laoise Neylon informs us […]

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Kate McGrew #SexWork

With two migrant sex workers facing prison time in Kildare, the Nordic model is coming under increasing scrutiny. Why isn’t it working for sex workers and why were they ignored when this model was being put forward in 2018? Joining Rachel in studio is director of Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, Kate McGrew to discuss sex workers rights, decriminalisation and why […]

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Cian McMahon #TheCo-Op Ep.65

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Dr Cian McMahon, an economics graduate from NUI Galway, former TASC policy analyst and current Postdoctoral research position, Saint Mary’s University Nova Scotia. We talk cooperatives and heterdox economics with Cian. Cian’s research has looked at the rise and fall of cooperativist initiatives in Ireland and particularly workers coops and the Irish trade union […]

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Michael Fry #NavanMan

For many millenials, being able to move out is seen as the main goal. But with ever-increasing rents and fewer houses to go around, this seems unachievable. Joe.ie’s Head of Social and sketch comedian Michael Fry joins Rachel in the studio to discuss commuting from Navan, insane rent prices and what he would do if he was the Minister for […]

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Eoin Ó Brion #Home Ep.177

The only way to provide housing in Ireland seems to be the private market. But as our guest in the tortoise shack, Sinn Féin TD and Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Brion, outlines in his new book – Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer – that was not always the case. We sat down with Eoin to discuss how we […]

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