Patrick Freyne #LongForm Ep.192

It’s easy to just follow the news ticker as we scroll through our self-curated feeds. But our guest in The Tortoise Shack, short story and essay writer, as well features journalist with the Irish Times, Patrick Freyne takes time over his subjects and can give us a deeper insight to the people living just beyond the headlines. Patrick talks to […]

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Dear Mr. O’Regan

Dear Mr. O’Regan, The Public Services Card is a ‘Big Deal’ for almost 1,000,000 old age pensioners and people with a disability who have the right to the protection of personal data concerning them and the right to have such data processed fairly for specified purposes and on the basis of the consent of the person concerned or some other […]

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Gavan Casey #Grief

Losing a family member is hard at any time, but losing a parent at 17 years of age is a pain that not many of us can imagine. Nobody gives you a handbook on how to cope with it and the impact that it has on you, your family and your life, in general, is rarely talked about. Gavan Casey, […]

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Colette Kelleher #KeepFighting Ep.89

Narratives like homelessness is normal and poverty is self-inflicted can as strong an adversary as any “free market” ideology. Our guest is lifelong activist, former Director of Cork Simon and now Independent Senator, Colette Kelleher. Colette talks to us about her introduction to activism and her work in the Seanad. We discuss Traveller rights and combatting systemic racism. There’s also […]

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Clodagh Daly #ClimateAction Ep.189

While attention for the need for Climate Action has never been more “in” at the moment, we are struggling to find the means to tackle the bureaucratic system that protects the status quo. Our guest in the tortoise shack is Researcher, Campaigner and works for environmental & climate justice in UCD, Clodagh Daly. Clodagh was part of the recent unsuccessful […]

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John Harris #GE2019 Ep.87

We are delighted to be joined on the podcast by UK Political Commentator of the Year, Guardian Columnist and Reboot regular, John Harris. In a departure from the Brexit madness John shares with us his struggle to get the special needs services for his son who has autism and how difficult the system is to access. Don’t worry, we do […]

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Dean Van Nguyen #CombattingRacism

There’s been a worrying rise in racism in Ireland over the past few years. But has it always been there just lurking under the surface or have we become more racist as a society? And why do media outlets insist on giving platforms to people like Justin Barrett and Peter Casey? Music journalist and author Dean Van Nguyen joins Rachel […]

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Madelaine Moore #Right2Water Ep.86

This Reboot Republic podcast is with the author of the new book Wellsprings of Resistance, Struggles over Water in Europe and PhD fellow at the University of Kassel, Madelaine Moore. Madelaine is here to give a talk about her book and the global struggle for water and how it touches on other movements tomorrow evening at 6pm, 12th Nov, in […]

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