Dawn Foster – What’s Next? – Ep.206

Yes, the Tory’s won. But it’s really not all that bad, is it? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is writer, commentator and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster. We discuss reasons to be optimistic, learnings from the campaign, the first past the post system, the weaponistaion of antisemitism and who the likely next leader of the Labour Party might […]

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Aisling Hearne #HappyChristmas

A very short message from a very special person, Rory’s daughter Aisling Hearne. #Homes4All Happy Christmas and thanks for all your support in 2019. Support Us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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John Harris #GrassrootsHope Ep.90

You can’t move forward if you don’t take the right learnings from what has just happened. Our guest is award winning Guardian Columnist and Political Commentator, John Harris and he see reasons for optimism in the results of and lessons from the recent British General Election. We talk about how the Left needs to remake itself from the grassroots up […]

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Sarah El Said #CallingItOut Ep.205

Hate speech, othering and “acceptable” racism is on the rise. We see so many examples of how it has gained and is gaining power across the globe. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is recent graduate in Public Policy, Political Aide and the proud daughter of a Ryan and a Said, Sarah El Said. Sarah talks about her experience of […]

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Sinéad Burke #AsMe Ep.203

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack in this very special podcast is educator, advocate, superstar and proud Finglas woman, Sinéad Burke. Sinéad talks about what drives her and how pushing herself to go to where people are to educate and advocate makes a much greater impact. She shares her experiences of living as a little person and some of the […]

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Dr Austin O’Carroll #LocalHero Ep. 202

When I was a young fella in town I knew about the Doctor who looked after the drug addicts. I used to see him going around on his bike. I heard a story about him getting a chiropodist to look after homeless peoples feet. I didn’t know what a chiropodist was, but it sounded mega. So imagine my joy when […]

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#TortoiseShackLive – Housing Solutions Ep.204

The Government often hide their failures (is it failure or policy?) in housing by changing the language. Instead of new houses the say housing solutions. They say affordable housing, but don’t mention that they redefined this to no longer mean affordable, it’s simply discounted. You can read the Dublin Inquirer article on the O’Devaney deal HERE So at our packed […]

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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.88

UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha was kind enough to join us on the pod for the third time. We discuss the roll housing insecurity and financialisation is having in increasing inequality and creating social unrest globally. Leilani talks candidly about what States should be doing and how the Right to Housing is central to confronting the profit motive […]

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