261. We Don’t Need Private Investors & Developers

In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks with Hugh Brennan of O Cualann Co Housing Alliance, about the housing situation, where it is going, and how we can provide genuinely affordable homes through not for profit housing associations, local authorities and community-led housing. This is an inspiring podcast that shows there is an alternative to the current private developer and […]

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6. Michael G Cronin: Sexual/Liberation

In this episode, Rosie talks with Michael G Cronin, Lecturer in English at Maynooth University, about his new book, Sexual/Liberation, published by Cork University Press, as part of the Síreacht series. Michael’s book critically reflects upon cultural images of and ideas about sexuality, desire, and the gay man that circulate within contemporary Irish society, and it explores what they might […]

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955. The Most Far Right Government in Israeli History?

Benjamin Netanyahu is back and he’s brought some of the most controversial people with him. So much so that tens of thousands took to the streets in Israel in protests, and yet this January has been the most deadly for Palestinians since records began. Joining me to discuss the new government, their priority of expanding illegal settlements and what that […]

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260. Storytelling – Hope & Change with Actor, Clare Dunne

In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to writer & actor, Clare Dunne. Clare co-wrote, and starred in, the award winning film, Herself (2020), in Kin, and in many other TV & Theatre productions. This is an open, inspiring engaging discussion about where Ireland is today, our values, history, trauma and hope in new action for change. We talk about […]

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956. What’s Ahead for Housing in 2023 with Killian Woods

With far right elements pushing blame for the housing crisis towards people seeking international protection, rather than decades of bad government housing policy, 2023 could be a very volatile year. Joining us to discuss where the Govts Homes For All plan is at and what might be ahead, is Senior Business Reporter with the Business Post, Killian Woods. We talk […]

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262. We Can Do Better for Ireland’s Children – Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children

Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks to Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, about life for Ireland’s most vulnerable children today. We talk about children and families in homelessness, the trauma and state failure, how we cannot accept these levels of child homelessness as normal, the importance of a referendum on a right to housing, […]

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950. War Crimes in Ukraine

Listeners will recall Executive Director with Irish Rule of Law, Aonghus Kelly, last spoke to us about taking a sabbatical from his role and going to Ukraine to work with the EU’s Advisory Mission into war crimes and other atrocities taking place following the Russian invasion. Well he’s home for a few days and dropped into the tortoise shack to […]

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257. Creating a New Economy: Climate, Cooperatives & Football

In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory talks to Sean McCabe, Climate Justice Officer with Bohemians Football Club Dublin and formerly of the Mary Robinson Climate Foundation. We talk about the connections between football, Bohs and climate justice, Sean’s view after attending the last COP climate conference, how we face rising inequality in the climate transition. A really hopeful chat offering […]

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