Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird #AccessibilityIsKey

Accessibility in Ireland is an absolute nightmare. Many buildings in Dublin are protected meaning they can’t be altered to give better access for people who need them. Add to that a population who seem to see the wheelchair before the person in it and a lack of funding for treatment for her condition, it’s a wonder that Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird […]

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Fin Dwyer #IrishHistory Ep. 186

We have a incomplete relationship with our own history in Ireland. Our guest in the tortoise shack is historian and host of the wildly successful Irish History Podcast, Fin Dwyer and he helps fill those gaps. Fin talks to us about his work, how illness led to this becoming his life and how telling personal stories from the past can […]

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Aifric Ni Chriodain #ShoutOut

Straight people have it pretty easy. We never have to come out to our peers, our sexuality is catered to by mainstream media and sex education is aimed at us more than any other sexuality. So how do LGBTQ+ people get their education when the school curriculum fails them so badly? Development Manager at ShoutOut Aifric Ni Chriodain joins Rachel […]

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Reboot Special #Budget2020 pt2 Ep.77

This Reboot Republic podcast is the second in our series on #Budget2020. Our panel of experts, Anne Marie O Reilly from Threshold, Ger Gibbons policy analyst with ICTU & Eoin O Broin Sinn Fein TD & housing spokesperson, assess the state of the housing crisis, the likely impact of #Brexit on housing & what housing measures the government should introduce […]

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Collie Ennis #Biodiversity Ep.188

When South Dublin County Council said the silt they dumped on what was then a thriving wetlands they pretty much said they did it because that’s what they’d always done. But our guest in the tortoise shack, Science officer for the Herpetological Society of Ireland, zoology research associate with TCD and host of The Critter Shed Pod, Collie Ennis says […]

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Reboot Special #Budget2020 Ep.76

This podcast is part one of our series for everyone who is wondering whether #Budget2020 will make any difference to their lives. In this panel discussion Tricia Keilthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy St Vincent De Paul, Dr Tom McDonnell, Senior Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute, and Michael Taft, Economist with SIPTU, share their thoughts. They analyse […]

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Ciara Dunne #F*ckBoysWithFades

Being single isn’t easy. While online dating offers you easy access to hundreds of single people within your area, it can be hard to find a real connection with someone. Plus there are just so many dickpics out there. Joining Rachel in studio to dissect whether or not Tinder is a cesspit is sass queen, shrill feminist and Tinder expert […]

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Lenny Abrahamson #NoSpoilers Ep.183

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is writer, director, filmmaker and proud dog owner, Lenny Abrahamson. No spoilers except to say that this is a little bit special. Enjoy. Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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