Ep.447 – Ben is Staying!

Good News Klaxon! There’s a lot of doom and gloom these days, so when we heard that Ben Akhile’s deportation order had been revoked (see previous podcast Ben’s Deportation) we got back on to his partner, Bernie D’Arcy to find out all about it. Then to make things even better, Ben himself spoke to us about the relief they both […]

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Ep.62 – Survival Parenting, Youth Anxiety, Disability Services and the Mental Health Crisis

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Mark Smyth, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former president of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Mark provides strategies for surviving parenting in lockdown. He also outlines the impact of the latest COVID lockdown on anxiety and the rise in eating disorders among young teens and the lack of services – that mental health services are […]

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Ep.445 – Zero Covid with Aoife McLysaght

It was a pleasure to be joined in The Tortoise Shack by Geneticist and member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group, Aoife McLysaght. We talked about the state of play now in the public realm around the pursuit of zero covid and the need for transparency in whatever plan the Government actually decide on. We cover a lot in this […]

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Ep.439 – #Thanksamillion with Graham Clifford

We were delighted to be joined for this short podcast by one of the really good guys, Graham Clifford, about his idea to turn the one year anniversary of Covid-19 in Ireland into an time when we, as well as reflect, give some thanks for whatever we are grateful for. This is a lovely idea and one that we are […]

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Ep.64 – Solving the Housing Crisis: A Political Choice

This Reboot Republic podcast is a recording of an interview with our host Dr Rory Hearne of the Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies, about the Irish housing crisis, its origins and solutions. The interview was undertaken by Ciarán Galway of the Eolas Magazine with Rory as the keynote interview of Ireland’s Housing Conference 2021. The title of the […]

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Ep.443 – Thomas Pringle on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Our guest in the tortoise shack is Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle. Thomas tells us about his Bill to implement the UN International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which he is bringing to the floor of the Dáil tomorrow. That Ireland hasn’t implemented this already is wrong. That several TD’s who supported it last year when in […]

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Ep.65 – Fight Supercharged Inequality: The Way Foward

In this the third of the special Reboot Republic Podcasts in partnership with the Fight Inequality Alliance – a global movement campaigning to achieve a just, equal and sustainable world, I am joined by Jenny Ricks, the Global Convenor of the Fight Inequality Alliance. We discuss the Oxfam Inequality Virus Report, about how COVID has supercharged inequality, with the wealthy […]

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Ep.442 – The Sunday Special: Zero Covid and Vaccine Capitalism

We just finished another Sunday Special and this week we were joined by friend of the shack, Saoirse McHugh. We talked Leo the Leak, the (not so) Green’s taking another run at ratifying CETA, Ireland as an official tax haven, Zero Covid and what is really disproportionate, the US inauguration and the Russian protests. We then opened the mics up […]

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