Joao Pina – Left Unity #GE2020 Ep.210

#GE2020 has kicked off and so has our coverage. We will be bringing you pods, interviews, analysis and more over the campaign. To start we were joined by Joao Pina, Deputy Vice-Leader of the Socialist Party. He talks us through how after 40 years of a Right wing government the Left united. He explains how their success is measured by […]

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Professor John Sweeney #GreenNewDeal Ep.93

We keep hearing terms like Just Transition and Green New Deal. But will they really mean to you and me? Our guest is Professor John Sweeney and over the past 30 years he has published (including contributing to a a Nobel Prize report) papers and articles on Climatology, Climate Change and Air Pollution. We discuss the current Government’s plans and […]

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Eric Fitzgerald – #SinglePringle

Being single can be hard. However, being single and trying to work out who you are and what you want when you’ve spent a large part of your 20s in a relationship is a hell of a lot harder. Having decided to avoid dating apps, Rachel has questions. How is your mental health impacted? How do you adjust to being […]

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Dr Mary McAuliffe & Dr Vicky Conway – The RIC & the #BlackAndTans Ep. 208

The controversy around the government’s now deferred plan to commemorate the RIC, DMP and by extension the Black and Tans, has captured the public imagination. But my guests in The Tortoise Shack – Historian, Feminist, Assistant Professor at UCD’s Gender Studies, Dr Mary McAuliffe and Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government at DCU, member of the Policing […]

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Extinction Rebellion – Paul McCormack Cooney #XR Ep.200

The Climate Crisis became the biggest movement for change in 2019. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is a concerned parent who got engaged and active with Extinction Rebellion, Paul McCormack Cooney. He tells us why he got involved, how the group works and what they want to achieve. We discuss some of their actions, the perception of XR and […]

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Seán Defoe #PoliticalPredictions

The British election has come and gone and has left us with many questions. Why did Laura Kuenssberg tweet out stories that were clearly untrue such as the claim that a Tory aide had been punched in the face? Are political journalists too close to those they’re supposed to hold to account? Joining Rachel in studio to answer these questions […]

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Orla O’Doherty & Debbie Brown #CantSeeCantBe Ep.201

Happy New Year! Our first podcast of 2020 is with our first married couple, European Masters Champion, Orla O’Doherty and three-time US National Champion, Debbie Brown. While we saw some phenomenal achievements for Women’s Sport in 2019, there is still a vast gap in terms of participation and recognition. Debbie and Orla, aside from being unbelievably accomplished, are trying to […]

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Breaking Bogus Self-Employment

In October 2019, I blew the whistle on State organised and approved Bogus Self-Employment at the Oireachtas Social Welfare Committee – which you can find HERE Following my appearance as a whistleblower witness. The Committee asked the Chief Appeals Officer of the Social Welfare Appeals Office to appear at the Committee to answer the serious allegations of wrongdoing I had […]

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