Presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on Bogus Self Employment

Earlier today Martin was in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Bogus Self Employment. This is another step in what has been a marathon journey for Martin. Perseverance could learn a lot from Martin McMahon about stickability. Below is a summary of his presentation. Please read it. It’ll give context to those tweets you see from time to time and […]

Go to Podcast

#givebackIE Ep.185

What if you could help end street homelessness by just a few clicks? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Cathal Curry, one of the people behind giveback.ie, a brilliant new tool that you can download to your phones or Google Chrome extension and every time you shop in over 1,200 retail units between 1 and 10% of your purchase […]

Go to Podcast

#Budget2020 – The Reality Ep.80

This Reboot Republic podcast gives the reality of Budget 2020. With Dr Tom McDonald, economist with NERI, Tricia Kielty, Senior policy officer with St Vincent De Paul, and Michael Taft economist with SIPTU. The overall analysis is that this budget failed to address poverty or inequality in a significant way, it falls way short on addressing the housing crisis or […]

Go to Podcast

Naomi Klein on Movements #ExtinctionRebellion

A short excerpt from our interview with Naomi Klein on the importance of movements and not shouting fire without offering solutions for putting the fire out. You can hear the full podcast here. Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back to Reboot Republic

Go to Podcast

Aishling McWalter & Andrew Carroll #ImAReplyGuy…Duh

When you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you notice there’s a certain cohort of people who are lurking in the replies. They’re usually there giving patronising, condescending or downright annoying advice such as where to find good cider in France when you’ve tweeted that you’re heading to Brussels. They are the reply guys. In this episode, Rachel is […]

Go to Podcast

Naomi Klein #OnFire Ep.79

We are delighted to be joined on the podcast by journalist, award winning bestselling author and activist, Naomi Klein, in advance of her talk this Friday in The National Stadium. We discuss social movements, including Right to Housing, Climate Strikes and Extinction Rebellion, how neoliberal “climate policies” solidify the narrative that Climate Action is a war on working people, the […]

Go to Podcast

Zak Moradi #KurdishIrish Ep.194

Born in Iraq to Iranian parents, who had fled war only to have to flee again, but this time to Carrick-on-Shannon, our guest in the tortoise shack is a hurler with Tallaght’s Thomas Davis & Leitrim and very proud Kurdish-Irish man, Zak Moradi. Zak talks to us about his incredible journey, the current situation between Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish […]

Go to Podcast

Joshua Molloy #RiseUp4Rojava Ep.193

The Turkish operation/invasion this week is the latest betrayal in a long history of betrayals of the Kurdish people. It’s no wonder that they have a saying – “We have no fiends but the mountains”. We are delighted to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by former British Army soldier, former fighter with the YPG against ISIS and International Relations […]

Go to Podcast