Tom Healy #Hope Ep.53

This latest Reboot Republic Podcast is with Tom Healy, Director of the Nevin Research institute & leading economist – we talk to him about his forthcoming book ‘An Ireland Worth Working For: Delivering the Democratic Programme a Century later’ and the concrete & visionary policies, solutions and changes required to make Ireland’s economy ensure a decent fair and dignified standard […]

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Brexit – Peaceful Futures Conference Ep.152

The path to Brexit has not run smoothly. The House of Commons remains united in only that they all agree that that they can’t agree on anything. With that in mind, we took The Tortoise Shack on the road to the Soft Border for the Peaceful Futures South Armagh, Brexit & You Conference, to get a sense of what Brexit […]

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Luke Neale #ClimateStrike Ep.149

Today thousands of students across the globe are taking to the streets to demand real Climate Action from their governments. Ireland is consistently described as a ‘Climate Laggard’ and while our Government release “Green-Washing” videos they are simultaneously blocking Green Legislation in the Dáil. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is River Projects Officer with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Luke Neale. […]

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Frank McDonald #TrulyFrank Ep.49

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to author, campaigning journalist & gentleman- Frank McDonald. Frank is the former Environment Editor of The Irish Times and author of the books, Chaos at the Crossroads and The Builders. We talk to him about Dublin – the city it has become and his latest book, Truly Frank: A Dublin Memoir, published by Penguin. We […]

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Frank McGrath #Listen Ep.145

Persuasion is what I do, propaganda is what my opponent does. With this is mind we welcomed Activist, Audiologist and creator of leftbucket.com, Frank McGrath. Frank brings us on a journey about how we hear and why the €170m per year spent by our government on “communications” is an effective sales technique, but an inefficient way to govern. This is […]

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Darragh O’Brien #RaiseTheRoof Ep.50

This episode of the Reboot Republic talks (and debates!) the role of Fianna Fáil’s policies in causing the 2008 crash and subsequent period of austerity. Fianna Fail spokesperson for Housing, Planning and Local Government and TD for Dublin Fingal, Darragh O’Brien talks candidly about apologies, learning the lessons of the past, the current housing crisis, state-lead solutions and exclusively for […]

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Prof PJ Drudy #NewPublicHousing Pt1 – Ep.45

The New Public Housing Conference took place in Maynooth University on Wednesday, February 27th and we were lucky enough to be able to record throughout the day. Organised by our very own Rory Hearne, the day brought together academics, activists, stakeholders and politicians to discuss real solutions to the housing crisis. The first of these short talks that we are […]

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Noemi Santopaolo & Grainne Keely #IWD2019

In a damning and shameful report from St. Vincent de Paul, it was revealed that single parent poverty levels have doubled in the last five years. For International Women’s Day 2019, we are joined in The Tortoise Shack by Noemi Santopaolo & Grainne Keely of Threshold, to discuss how government policies don’t just ignore, but punish single parents. As a […]

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