A Poverty of Ambition? – Tricia Kielthy of SVP S.2 Ep.1

This Reboot Republic podcast speaks to Tricia Kielthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent de Paul about the new report, the Hidden Cost of Poverty which shows 4.6bn is spent each year dealing with the effects of Poverty in health, housing, policing etc. It also shows the persistently high levels of Poverty with 225000 children in poverty. […]

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The Special Criminal Court with ICCL’s Doireann Ansboro Ep.314

Emergency legislation tends to become permanent, nowhere is this more evident than with the Special Criminal Court. Despite national and international human rights criticism, emergency legislation has been approved again for the 48th year in a row to keep the SCC. We are joined in the #tortoiseshack by Doireann Ansbro, Senior Research and Policy Officer with the Irish Council for […]

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Access to Justice with Attracta Uí Bhroin Ep.313

Just before the election Fine Gael tried to rush through a bill that would make it harder for the average person get access to justice. Guess what is or is not back on the table in the PfG? We were delighted to be joined by Environmental Law Officer with the Irish Environmental Network, Attracta Uí Bhroin to talk about this, […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Green with Dr Laura Donaghy

Tony opens with a brief message for the #NotAllMen Bro’s, before Martin is joined by Medic, Chair of South Dublin County Council and Green Party member, Dr Laura Donaghy, to discuss the internal debate within the Green’s, the proposed Programme for Government and how Green politics has evolved. Whatever the outcome on Friday, it is abundantly clear that many of […]

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Gender Killer on the Loose Ep.11

Join Caroline as she chats to Alber Saborío, one of the founders of Gender.rip, a trans led art collective in Dublin. Alber talks about making art that explores trauma, sexuality and the trans experience in both Ireland and Honduras. They also discuss how racism has affected how we view gender. Content note for some discussion of sexual violence. Join us: […]

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Owodunni Ola Mustapha & Dean Van Nguyen – #EndDirectProvision

Direct Provision is a broken system and stain on Irish society. Established in 2000 as a temporary measure, the system has existed for 20 years now creating massive barrier for those stuck in it to get out and establish themselves in the Irish state. A commitment has been made to overhaul Direct Provision in the lifetime of the next government […]

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Sam Riggs – #Pride

June is usually Pride Month but this year with the pandemic, the Pride parade and many of the Pride events around it had to be cancelled. This has allowed a bit of time for LGBTQ+people to pause and reflect around what Pride means to them and what it should look like when it returns. LGBTQ+ activist and writer Sam Riggs […]

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Programme for Government – Housing with Orla Hegarty & Lorcan Sirr

There’s a lot of admirable aspirations in the Fianna Fail/Fine Gael/Green Party PfG. But it also promises of 7 commissions, 6 task forces, 4 committees, 73 reviews, 2 working groups, 2 forums, 2 councils, 3 citizen’s assemblies, 2 agencies and 1 expert group. So we were delighted to be joined by UCD Shool of Architecture’s Orla Hegarty and Technological University […]

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