173. Personal Stories of the #HousingCrisis: Ciara’s Story

“Disabled, Homeless & Sleeping in my Car” This Reboot Republic talks to Ciara, who tells her story of the housing crisis and homelessness. It’s a heart breaking story, and shows the failure of the Irish Government and local authorities to provide housing for disabled people. She explains how she is in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment, but her private […]

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673. The Mother and Baby Home Redress Scheme

Our Government continue to say that they are listening to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby Homes, while at the same time they continue to deny them their rights to their own identities and the new “biggest redress scheme in the history of the state” is just more proof of a State that chooses to, as […]

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A New Inclusive Ireland with Dr Umar Al-Qadri

In this Reboot Republic podcast both Rory and Tony talk with Islamic Theologian, founder and chairperson of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri. This is a really engaging conversation about new Irish identities, hurling, home, Islam, gender equality, racism, inclusion and hope. Enjoy! If you missed our Reboot Housing Special live at the Sugar Club […]

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669. No Man’s Land with Belfast City Cllr Brian Smyth

As PUP Leader, Billy Hutchinson, was issuing a statement that seems to withdraw his Party’s support for the Good Friday Agreement we were speaking with Youth Worker and Green Party Cllr on Belfast City Council, Brian Smyth. Brian tells us about recent acts of violence and we delve into the reality in the communities that are left in a no […]

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David’s Story: Facing Eviction in your 60s

This is the first of a series of podcasts we’ve been putting together for our patreon members, but have (with David’s consent) shared it now publicly. Help us keep having these conversations by joining at patreon.com/tortoiseshack This Reboot Republic is the first in a series that aims to tell the personal stories of the housing crisis by the people impacted. […]

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668. The DUP vs Human Rights?

Over the weekend reports emerged that Queens University Professor of Human Rights, Colin Harvey had seen his appointment to the Bill of Rights panel blocked by the DUP, in what can only describe as an act of political interference. So on Sunday evening we chatted with Professor Harvey to find out all about this and the ongoing intimidation he has […]

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166. This is the Tsunami of Evictions: Child and Family Homelessness is Not Normal

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Louise Bayliss Campaigns Coordinator with Focus Ireland, and spokesperson for Spark, and Rory reads his recent article on child and family homelessness from the Irish Examiner. Louise and Rory discus the latest homelessness figures that show rising child and family homelessness, the changing classification of data and how this is hiding the rising child […]

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