Coronarvirus & Supply Chains with Will Holden in Iraq

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic is beyond anything seen in our lifetime. But we can learn from emergency responses from across the world. We are joined via Zoom by Irish man currently in Iraqi Kurdistan, Will Holden, who was in Yemen during the cholera outbreak, Iraq while ISIS rolled into power and Afghanistan when troops were withdrawing. In short, […]

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Tortoise Shack Remote – Vibes & Scribes

Martin, Rachel, Caroline, Ruth and Tony talk Comrade Britney, social distancing, the Covid-19 elephant in the room, the bare necessities and ways to get that beach body in time for summer, 2022. Not for little ears, but we had a great laugh. Join: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Housing Policy is Health Policy

There are at least 17,000 people including 6000 children (4000 homeless and 2000 in Direct Provision), in addition to Travellers in unsuitable and unsanitary accommodation in Ireland. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, is deeply concerned with such housing situations as she says “housing has become the front-line defence against the coronavirus and home […]

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localsupport.ie with Cóilín Duffy Ep.263

On the 4th of March, Samantha Kelly (@tweetinggoddess) used the hashtag #selfisolation on Twitter, asking her followers to bear in mind their elderly and vulnerable neighbours and support them as they self-isolated. Helen O’Rahilly (@HelenORahilly) followed up, within minutes, with the first offer of practical help and launching the new hashtag #selfisolationhelp, intending to generate volunteers around the country, with […]

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Dr Niall Muldoon – The Children’s Ombudsman

Covid-19 has seen huge changes to how we live our lives. But as social distancing becomes the norm, we bring you a talk given by the Children’s Ombudsman and friend of the pod, Dr Niall Muldoon. Niall talks about the work of his office and speaks passionately about the real lived experiences of children living in emergency accommodation and “family […]

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Sport vs Coronavirus Ep.1

And we’re off. Into isolation. In this first ever episode of The Black Eye, Ewan looks at the two paths we can go down when this pandemic frees up our thoughts again, and why we must be angry rather than relieved; he talks to economist Dan O’Brien about the monetary gloom that will follow the doom, there’s an exclusive interview […]

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Coronavirus – Comrade Varadkar Ep.262

Only a few short weeks ago we implored you all to Vote Left, Transfer Left. We said “Hope + Action = Change.” Turns out it’s Pandemic + Action = Change. We discuss how seeing the old rules melt away and things like rent freezes, eviction bans and a single tier health service coming into force in a matter of hours […]

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Coronavirus – A Workers Bailout with Paul Murphy

As the EU prints money at negative interest rates and our government throw insults at people who suggest that we might avail of the Apple money sitting in an escrow account, we want to talk about the workers who are facing the uncertainty of not knowing if they will be able to afford the rent or mortgage next month. To […]

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