Ep.59 Re-opening Schools Safely – Listening to the Teachers

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Angela Dunne, principal of Loughmore NS, Co Tipperary, and a representative of the National Principals’ Forum, Jana Lyons, Primary School Teacher and trade union activist, and Christopher Davey, Secondary School teacher and trade union activist. We discuss the need for the Department of Education to listen to educators and schools, those who actually deliver […]

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Ep.58 – Who is listening to us? Educators, parents & students in Lockdown

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks with Ciara Reilly, Education Lecturer in Marino Institute of Education, and Professor Linda Connolly, Director of the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, about the state of education in the lockdown. We talk about the recent closure of schools and shift to on-line learning, the failures of the Department of Education and Government to seriously […]

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Tortoise Shack Live – The Mother and Baby Home Report

In this special episode we brought together experts, academics, activists and investigative journalists, to share their knowledge of the social history, the legal requirements, the standard of proof, the gathering of evidence, the construction of findings as well as issues of race and disability contained in the Mother and Baby Homes Report. We consider what could and should happen next […]

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Victimology with Dr Ian Marder

Linda’s guest* this week is Dr Ian Marder, a lecturer in Criminology in Maynooth University who has a specialist interest in Restorative Justice. Ian ran a short intro course to Victimology during the summer of 2020 which Linda attended and learned a lot from, so she thought that you, the listener, might be interested in learning more about it. They […]

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Ep.436 – The Mother and Baby Home Report with Catherine Connolly

It was a pleasure to be joined by Independent TD for Galway, Catherine Connolly on the whitewash that is the Mother and Baby Home Report. Catherine speaks a length about the serious flaws n the report, the deliberate language it uses to create a false balance and the way this was stage-managed in an attempt to control the narrative. We […]

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Ep.56 – Surviving Parenting in Lockdown 2: “I just cried for hours.”

In this the second Reboot Republic parenting in Lockdown podcasts, Rory talks to parents Sharon Lambert, Yvonne Ryan-Fogarty, Niamh McDonald, Louise Bayliss and Nicola Nolan. In this honest and open discussion, the parents outline the challenges of surviving parenting in the lockdown as lone parents, as mothers, as workers. We talk about parenting expectations, about our emotions as parents, inequalities, […]

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Ep.55 – Surviving Parenting in Lockdown

This Reboot Republic Podcast explores the reality of experiences of parenting in lockdown, and ‘home schooling’, and how parents can survive these challenging times. Hosted by Dr Rory Hearne, himself a dad of four kids who are 1, 5 ,6 and 16, the panel features Dr Mary O Kane, a lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood education, Sinead Matson, mother […]

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