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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Prof. Richard Wilkinson #TheSpiritLevel Ep.69

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to the global expert in inequalities and their health impacts, Professor emeritus Richard Wilkinson. Professor Wilkinson is co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing. His Ted Talk ‘How Economic Inequality Harms Societies’ has had almost a million views. He is also coauthor […]

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Neasa Hourigan #ThePhoenixPark Ep.176

The Phoenix Park is one of the oldest and largest public parks in Europe. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, carer and newly elected Green Party Councillor, Neasa Hourigan, tells us about plans to potentially “commercialise” the park and how instead of rewilding we might be heading down the slippery slope of some UK parks “pay to play” model. Neasa […]

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Sean Healy #SocialJustice Ep.67

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with the CEO of Social Justice Ireland and the longest serving member of the National Economic Social Council, Sean Healy. We discuss Social Justice Ireland’s Budget 2020 proposals, a new framework for a just and sustainable country, Sean’s analysis of Ireland through the decades, his social justice motivations & values and hope for change. Social […]

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