Saoirse McHugh – The #MEPshack Ep.169

Joining us in our MEP candidate series is first time Green Party Candidate and proud Achill Islander, Saoirse McHugh. If we can steal a phrase from another MEP candidate (thanks Gary): This isn’t about experienced politicians. It’s about people who have experienced their politics. Saoirse explains why she got fed up asking those in power to act in the best […]

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Matt Carthy – The #MEPshack Ep.168

Working in the European Parliament has been an eye-opener for our guest, Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy. He joins us to tell us about his work, the wins, the loses and why he feels it is critical that we have strong voices speaking up for the his constituents in the EU and explains to us some of the machinations around […]

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Gillian Brien – The #MEPshack Ep.167

People Before Profit #EP2019 Candidate, Gillian Brien has made speaking up and speaking out her career. A successful Youth Work Manager, she joins us in The Tortoise Shack to explain why she wants to take the voice of her community to Europe, the need for more integration on some of the EU wide social crises and the need for EU […]

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Éilis Ryan – The #MEPshack Ep.63

Continuing our coverage of the MEP Candidates across The Tortoise Shack we are delighted to sit down with Dublin City Councillor and EP Candidate for the Workers’ Party, Éilis Ryan. We discuss her reasons for running, the need for EU reform and why pointing out the EU’s democratic deficits doesn’t make you anti-EU. There’s also a fun conversation about the […]

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John Gibbons #ClimateChange Ep.162

You’d think the day of fake balance was over and the need for Climate Action would be accepted. Well, based on several recent interviews on much more illustrious platforms that ours, that’s sadly not the case. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is campaigning journalist and climate activist, John Gibbons. We have a conversation about the changes we’ve locked-in via […]

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Clare Daly – the #MEPshack Ep.59

Continuing our series of interviews with MEP Candidates we are delighted to sit down with Independent TD, Clare Daly, who outlines why she wants to go to the European Parliament and bring back the news we need to hear BEFORE decisions are made. Clare discusses her motivations for seeking the seat, her track record in speaking truth to power and […]

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Inner City Helping Homeless #HousingFirst Ep.166

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by old friends Anthony Flynn and Brian McLoughlin of Inner City Helping Homeless. Anthony has recently returned from a #HousingFirst fact finding mission in Helsinki, Finland. Unlike Ireland, Finland doesn’t have homeless hubs or emergency hotel accommodation, where homeless women and children languish, effectively warehoused, while the government outsources their responsibilities. No, Finland took […]

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