5. Gavan Titley on ‘Free Speech’

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this episode, Rosie and Gavan Titley consider the politics behind ‘PC gone mad’ or ‘Cancel culture’ type controversies, and what might be distinctive or new about contemporary free speech related anxieties. Gavan explains the concepts of ‘post-racial’ societies and ‘frozen racism’ and how, when linked to dominant ideas about free speech, they are used […]

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Yes Yes for an Ireland that values care and equality for all families

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory talks about the upcoming referendums on the family and care to Orla O Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council, Ailbhe Smyth, activist and academic, and Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir. We discuss why these referendums will make a difference in giving equality to all Ireland’s children that were […]

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1195. Making Affordable Homes Actually Affordable

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Sinn Féin made headlines when they said that they wanted average homes to be within reach of average salaries. Their figure of €300,000 was scoffed at by the Society of Charted Surveyors, who put the cost of building a house in Dublin at €460,000. So what to think? Joining us on the podcast is UCD […]

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1204. “If the bombs don’t kill me, starvation will” – Mahmoud Mushtaha in Gaza City

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack CW: This podcast contains subject matter that some listeners might find upsetting. In this important Echo Chamber Podcast, Tony speaks with Irish-Palestinian, Zak Hania, who is in Rafah and young journalist, Mahmoud Mushtaha, who remains in Gaza City. They talk about the ongoing Israeli military bombardment and what is happening now where they are. Zak […]

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1201. Homeless in Dublin, While my Family is Struggling in Gaza

Help keep this show on the road by clicking:patreon.com/tortoiseshack If you heard Baraa Albayari’s interview from Podcasts for Palestine, then you’d know that after he’d left Gaza and swam from Turkey to Kos in Greece, he’d wound up homeless on the streets of Dublin. You’d also know that we weren’t going to let that continue and things have improved a […]

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1187. The European Misfit – Luke Ming Flanagan

Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Most people don’t look forward to the European election, but most people aren’t political ners like us. So we were delighted to be rejoined on the pod for the first time this year by current (and going for it again) MEP, and a face-that-doesn’t-fit, Luke Ming Flanagan. He talks about fears that the balance in the […]

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340. Dr Meg Ryan, Rory Hearne and Martin Leahy @ Podcasts for Palestine

Please help keep the mics on by joining us at:patreon.com/tortoiseshack CW: This conversation discusses subject matter that some people may find upsetting. Another highlight from the Podcasts for Palestine was the live Reboot Republic conversation between our very own Dr Rory Hearne and Irish Psychologists for Palestine’s Dr Meg Ryan. A terrific listen especially as we are all witnessing horrors […]

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Where is the ‘Care’ in Social Care?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this episode, Niamh talks to Dr Majella Mulkeen of Atlantic Technological University about her research on the framing of care within the Standards of Proficiency for Social Care Workers (SOPs) in Ireland. As Majella explains, the SOPs are set down by the Social Care Workers Registration Board. They detail the skills and abilities that […]

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