Workers Rights with TD, Ged Nash and Prof Eoin Daly Ep.316

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by Gerald Nash TD and Professor Eoin Daly, Lecturer above the bar, School of Law, NUI Galway to discuss the recent controversial High Court judgment which ruled, as unconstitutional, legislation which allowed for the regulation of wages in specific economic sectors – Náisiúnta Leictreach Contraitheoir Eireann v. the Labour Court. We talk about the […]

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Pavlov’s Dog – Ep.2

With Vladimir Putin taking power for life in a referendum that offered train tickets and raffle prizes and was conducted out the back of vans, Russia knows it’s future. It’s the same as its recent past. To talk about the strong man leader’s ascent and use of power, we’re joined by Mark Galeotti, Honorary Professor at the University College London […]

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A Green Mudguard with Cllr Lorna Bogue Ep.317

The Greens voted overwhelmingly for the Program for Government, but while they are now in government, the divisive nature of the debate hasn’t been addressed by the excluding of all of the members who spoke out against what is, in our opinion,a bad deal. Joining us in the tortoise shack is Green Party and Cork City Councillor, Lorna Bogue. We […]

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Empowering Renters with Dr Michael Byrne S.2 Ep.2

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Dr Michael Byrne, from UCD School of Social Work, Policy & Social Justice about his new report ‘Security and agency in the Private Rented Sector’. We discuss the issues facing renters, the role of cuckoo funds making housing unaffordable, the ineffectiveness of subsidising homeownership, the power landlords have over tenants, the legislation that needs […]

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Trans Visibility in Ireland Ep.12

Listen in to Caroline’s chat with Aoife Martin and Noah Halpin, a trans woman and trans man, as they explain what’s it’s like to be trans in Ireland. They outline what trans healthcare is like to access in Ireland, and why visibility is so important for trans people, especially in the media. Join: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Back With A Bang – Season 2 Ep.1

After a week off, we’ve plenty of catching up to do with the latest Covid surge, with political mayhem, with sport back, and with climate chaos. Thus we are whisking you straight off to Brazil where Tom Hennigan in Sao Paulo, Dave Caren in the oft-forgotten poorer north-east, and Marvio dos Anjos in Rio de Janeiro talk us and take […]

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A Poverty of Ambition? – Tricia Kielthy of SVP S.2 Ep.1

This Reboot Republic podcast speaks to Tricia Kielthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent de Paul about the new report, the Hidden Cost of Poverty which shows 4.6bn is spent each year dealing with the effects of Poverty in health, housing, policing etc. It also shows the persistently high levels of Poverty with 225000 children in poverty. […]

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The Special Criminal Court with ICCL’s Doireann Ansboro Ep.314

Emergency legislation tends to become permanent, nowhere is this more evident than with the Special Criminal Court. Despite national and international human rights criticism, emergency legislation has been approved again for the 48th year in a row to keep the SCC. We are joined in the #tortoiseshack by Doireann Ansbro, Senior Research and Policy Officer with the Irish Council for […]

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