Human Trafficking & Direct Provision

Martin is still unwell, so I was on my own for this podcast. But don’t let that put you off! I was delighted to be joined by the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s CEO, Brian Kiloran. We talk about Ireland’s performance in tackling human trafficking, the upcoming White Paper into Direct Provision and the soundings coming from Government about it. We […]

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Ep. 419: CETA and the Green Party

It has been a tumultuous few days for the Green Party. CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) has caused a rift and with the party leadership seemingly intent on ratifying a deal they strenuously opposed only a few months ago, we were joined by Green Party MEP, Ciarán Cuffe to talk all about it. We discuss the deal, the way it […]

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Ep.42 – Focus Ireland & Ending Homelessness

In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy with homelessness and housing charity Focus Ireland and author of Ending Homelessness, about what needs to be done to solve the homelessness crisis in Ireland. Mike explains how Finland radically reduced their levels of homelessness through a housing first plan and strategy of allocating housing to those […]

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Sunday Special 18: #PostponeTheCETAVote

Firstly, get well soon, Martin. I’m sorry I was so mean! We are just finished this weeks live podcast and it was packed! Caroline, Linda and I were joined by Environmental Law Officer, Attracta Uí Bhroin and Irish Examiner Journalist, Cianan Brennan to discuss the week that was. We extensively cover the revelation that the Government are set to ratify […]

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Ep.43: Brexit, Covid-19 & Inequality with John Harris

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to award winning Guardian Columnist and friend of the pod, John Harris. We get his analysis of Brexit, Boris Johnson and where the politics of the Conservative party is heading. We also discuss the inequalities magnified by COVID and the recession, pandemics and social change, possibilities of hope, the Labour party and finally […]

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The Policed Podcast

13. Policed – The Water Protests

Bernie Hughes speaks to us this week about her involvement in the water protests and how these were policed. We look at the class based nature of this social movement, the nature of their concerns at the Garda role and behaviour, as well as the long term consequences. Dr Laurence Cox of NUI Maynooth helps us to explore these issues, […]

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Ep.417: The Prison Whistleblower – #LeoTheLeak

We are rejoined in the Tortoise Shack by #PrisonWhistleBlower, Noel McGree, to discuss the revelations in today’s Irish Examiner that Leo Varadkar is under investigation for failing to protect a Whistleblower and for ‘leaking’ Noel’s protected disclosure. That all of this was ongoing whilst the vote of ‘No Confidence’ was taking place into the Tánaiste is explosive and calls into […]

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End Direct Provision – International Human Rights Day

We were delighted to be joined on the podcast by CEO of NASC Ireland, Fiona Finn. We talk about the concerning responses from Government and the Department of Housing to the Day Report into how to end the now 21 year old ‘TEMPORARY’ Direct Provision system. Fiona busts the myths and old arguments and calls on us all to let […]

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