#23. The Fresh Batch – We’re Moving To The Tortoise Shack

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack If you heard Podcasts for Palestine, then you’ll have heard Dean and Sparky of the Fresh Batch. So rather than do the odd collaboration we’ve decided to come together. So ladies and gentlemen, here is a short intro to the newest podcast on the shack, a slice of Ballymun Bred. Please say hello to Ballymun’s […]

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1188. I Live in a Rich Country. Why am I so Poor?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack We are bombarded with “we’ve never had it so good” opinion pieces and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently warned against fixing the housing crisis too quickly. So it can be hard to understand why many of us feel poorer than ever. The truth is that inequality is not a bug of our economic system, it’s a […]

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342. What will happen house prices? Ireland’s Housing crisis with the ESRI’s Prof Kieran McQuinn

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to Professor Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor at the ESRI, about their new report, CONTRASTING HOUSING SUPPLY IN IRELAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE REST OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. We discuss the issues in the Irish housing market that are constraining supply, the need for the state to provide social […]

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1207. The Care Referendum – No Justiciable Rights?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack The vote on the two referendums on the Family and Care is not far away and while opinion polls suggest a landslide for Yes Yes, events of recent days (Ministers misrepresenting the amendments and FLAC’s criticism of the Care aspect) have made enough noise to at least make people investigate what they’re voting on. Joining […]

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Shrapnel Live – Wild Colonial Boys

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack We were delighted to be joined by author and academic Paul Burgess for our inaugural live show. Paul discussed his new book Wild Colonial Boys (Manchester University Press) – a revealing and no holds barred autobiography charting his early life growing up in loyalist north and west Belfast, his passion for class politics and music […]

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1. Gaza, Hawaii, Indigenous People and Modern Settler Colonialism

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Hawaii and Palestine are tied together in many ways. Palestinians’ love for their land reminds us of Kanala Maoli’s love for Hawaii and vise versa. In this episode, which kicks off our second season of PalCast, Dr Yousef Aljamal, cohost Helena Cobban and producer Tony Groves are joined by Uahikea Maile, a professor of indigenous […]

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5. Gavan Titley on ‘Free Speech’

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this episode, Rosie and Gavan Titley consider the politics behind ‘PC gone mad’ or ‘Cancel culture’ type controversies, and what might be distinctive or new about contemporary free speech related anxieties. Gavan explains the concepts of ‘post-racial’ societies and ‘frozen racism’ and how, when linked to dominant ideas about free speech, they are used […]

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Yes Yes for an Ireland that values care and equality for all families

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory talks about the upcoming referendums on the family and care to Orla O Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council, Ailbhe Smyth, activist and academic, and Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir. We discuss why these referendums will make a difference in giving equality to all Ireland’s children that were […]

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