Keeping the Mics On

We were putting together today’s podcast on NAMA (out now on the patreon feed) and adding the “patreon ad”, when the conversation got a bit more serious. Rory and Tony discuss the work that goes into The Tortoise Shack, the personal costs that come with that and the choices facing the platform in the weeks ahead. We reflect on the […]

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7. Sunday Special – Reopening Season

We’ve just finished recording a really excellent Sunday Special. Joining Martin and Tony are journalist with the Dublin Inquirer, Shamim Malekmian, Author, Alvagh Cronin, Mr Irish election projections, Harry McEvenasoneya and GFA advocate, writer and regular contributor, Emma DeSouza. We talked about Shamim’s work in exposing children going missing from our asylum system, the murder of MP Sir David Amess, […]

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158. Exclusive: Turning the Tax Floor into a Ceiling with Jorge Coronado.

As part of our continued coverage of the ‘historic’ Minimum Corporation Tax Rate deal this Reboot Republic talks with Jorge Coronado who is a sociologist, specialized in Political Economics, Jorge is an expert in Taxation, Poverty and Social Protection. Trade union advisor and social activist, he is part of the Comisión Nacional de Enlace in Costa Rica and is a […]

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3. Philippa Ryder

This week Alexandra and Jules speak with Philippa Ryder, a noted activist and writer, about her youth, coveting her sisters dress as a young child, that inclination towards the feminine that was a indication of her true self yet to allowed to fully blossom. Regaling the two younger gals with her stories of adversaries and her commitment to speaking up […]

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636. Nothing Kills Like Hunger

It was a pleasure to be joined in The Tortoise Shack with Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair who is Head of International Advocacy with Concern Worldwide and by Asst Prof in Security Studies, DCU, Caitriona Dowd, to discuss the report into the use of hunger as a means of warfare, Ireland’s seat on the UN Council, the climate challenge and the wars […]

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159. Budget 2022: A Budget for the Vultures

In this crossover Reboot Republic and Echo Chamber podcast, Rory and Martin dissect the Budget to see what impact it is likely to have. Rory explains how the Budget is a budget for the investor funds, developers and landlords and ignored Generation Rent. It failed to implement measures to tackle the investor funds or rents or borrow and build state […]

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635. Sustainable Food Systems and Ireland’s Role in the Global Food System

We were joined by Independent International Development Consultant, Researcher Affiliate with the Cambridge Central Asia Forum and lead author of the report joint Oxfam and Trócaire report – Sustainable Food Systems: Steps Ireland can take to become a global leader, Sinead Mowlds, to talk all things food. Sinead outlines the context for the report, some of the key findings, where […]

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