Ep. 18 Health Inequality: Why COVID levels are higher in disadvantaged areas.

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Dr Edel McGinnity, a GP based in Mulhuddart Dublin about why COVID levels are substantially higher in disadvantaged areas. Edel explains that issues of structural inequality such as housing overcrowding and lack of space for self-isolation, reliance on public transport, but also stress, anxiety, other issues of ill health making people more vulnerable. We […]

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Ep.357 A Just Transition with Sinéad Mercier

We often hear terms like #JustTransition and #GreenNewDeal. But what do they actually mean and how can they be implemented? Our guest is the wonderful Sinéad Mercier, consultant on climate change law and Just Transition Policy. Sinéad talks us through what is happening, what laws are used to support the changes and the very real steps that need to occur […]

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Ep. 356 The New Economy with Aidan Regan

We keep hearing about the need to move away from the economic model that has brought us boom and bust and exposed us to an ecological crisis. But what does that mean and how do we make that transition? Joining us to discuss all this on the podcast is one of our favourite guests, Assoc Prof in UCD, Aidan Regan. […]

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5. Policed in Ireland – Children

This week Oscar, a primary school teacher who grew up in a working class area, tells of being unlawfully arrested, searched and detained as a child. He tells what it felt like in the moment, and what the impact has been on his attitude towards the Gardaí. We also speak to Prof Ursula Kilkelly about why and how children must […]

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Ep. 17 A Lust For Life with Niall Breslin

In this Reboot Republic episode Rory sits down author, Co-Founder of A Lust For Life and podcaster, Niall Breslin. They discuss the wellbeing movement, the importance of managing mental health, the need to stop labeling people and the need to meet people where they are at. Niall also speaks about how uncertainty breathes anxiety and how to address this. A […]

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Ep. 354 The Debenhams Workers with Amy Hourigan

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by Amy Hourigan, who is one of the workers who are known as ‘The Debenhams Workers’. Amy talks us through the sequence of events that led to the mass dismissal of Debenhams workers by email and the subsequent protests which led to workers being moved on and eventually arrested for their fight for a […]

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Tortoise Shack Sunday Special

In this Sunday Special we get a bit heavy. Caroline, Vicky, Martin, Linda and Tony are joined by Trans Activist, Aoife Martin, to talk about the most recent J.K Rowling controversy. We also discuss life in Level 3 Lockdown and what the numbers tell us about areas of socioeconomic disadvantage. We get into the trauma porn that is becoming light […]

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Ep.6 Sex Education with Jennifer Dalton

In this episode Linda is joined by Jen Dalton, who runs Child Protection Solutions, an organisation that provides consent, relationship and sex education workshops for young people. The pair discuss the importance of body autonomy to protect children from predators, consent, contraception and the fact that better education on consent and respect in relationships, mean less of a need for […]

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