Dr Cara Augustenborg #ClimateActionPlan Ep.66

The Climate Laggards of Europe have just launched a Climate Action Plan that aims to make Ireland Carbon Neutral by 2050. But is this just more plans about plans or will there be substance to it? Joining us to discuss this, via Skype, is Environmental Scientist in UCD, Adviser with the Environmental Protection Agency and commentator, Dr Cara Austenborg. Cara […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.64

The slow moving car crash that is Brexit took some interesting turns recently. The Brexit Party, Change UK and the European elections have thrown up all sorts of new variables. So we were delighted to catch up with UK Political Commentator of the year 2017, the Guardian’s John Harris, to discuss all the latest developments. John walks us through where […]

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Emmet Kirwan #CoLiving Ep.60

Opening our first ever #RebootLive was a chat between Tony and writer, actor and poet, Emmet Kirwan. Emmet, in 22 minutes, walks us through why we must expose and reject the Fine Gael Neoliberal Nightmare that sees people as economic units and instead build communities, families and strong bonds that can lift us all, not just their Golden Circle. Collectivism […]

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√Čilis Ryan – The #MEPshack Ep.63

Continuing our coverage of the MEP Candidates across The Tortoise Shack we are delighted to sit down with Dublin City Councillor and EP Candidate for the Workers’ Party, √Čilis Ryan. We discuss her reasons for running, the need for EU reform and why pointing out the EU’s democratic deficits doesn’t make you anti-EU. There’s also a fun conversation about the […]

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Clare Daly – the #MEPshack Ep.59

Continuing our series of interviews with MEP Candidates we are delighted to sit down with Independent TD, Clare Daly, who outlines why she wants to go to the European Parliament and bring back the news we need to hear BEFORE decisions are made. Clare discusses her motivations for seeking the seat, her track record in speaking truth to power and […]

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It’s Time to #RaiseTheRoof

  There is currently a Bill (proposed by Sinn Fein) going before the Dail seeking to enshrine the Right to A Home in the Constitution. Thousands of people will be on the streets this Saturday in Dublin also demanding that right and and that the government changes policy to build public affordable cost rental and social housing on a major […]

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#RebootLive Pt.2 #RaiseTheRoof Ep.62

In part 2 of our #RebootLive, Tony chairs a discussion with Michelle Byrne of USI, Niamh Randall from Respond Housing, Michael Taft of SIPTU and Lorcan Sirr of DIT. This panel talks about the realities of a “properly” functioning housing market, the dystopian vista of co-living and what can be done to make housing a home and not just “a […]

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#RebootLive Pt1 – #RaiseTheRoof Ep.61

Recorded in front of a packed room in the Teachers Club this podcast is the first panel from our #RebootLive show. Hosted by Rory Hearne, this podcast features Fr Peter McVerry, Orla O’Connor and Aisling Hedderman speaking bluntly about the failures of the current Government, the need for the #Right2Housing in our constitution and why we need a mass mobilisation […]

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