Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird #AccessibilityIsKey

Accessibility in Ireland is an absolute nightmare. Many buildings in Dublin are protected meaning they can’t be altered to give better access for people who need them. Add to that a population who seem to see the wheelchair before the person in it and a lack of funding for treatment for her condition, it’s a wonder that Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird […]

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Mary Lou McDonald #Unity Ep.39

Getting behind the sound bites with a potential future Taoiseach. This Reboot Podcast, the first of six upcoming shows focusing on how we can achieve a fair & more equal Republic, is an open and honest conversation with President of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central, Mary Lou McDonald. We talk about both her and Sinn Féin’s vision for […]

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Jana Lyons #EqualPayForEqualWork Ep.136

Equal pay for equal work was done away with during the crash. The two-tier workplace became the norm and phrases like the locked-out generation were born. Our guest in the tortoise shack, primary school teacher, active INTO member and activist for pay equality, Jana Lyons has already lost the equivalent of a full years pay in salary denied because of […]

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Michael Taft #BrexitProof Ep.35

Brexit is almost upon us and our recent conversations with the Guardian’s John Harris don’t offer much comfort in terms of Ireland’s place in the British plans. Nor truly does the latest “soldiers on the border” statement from our Taoiseach. If you don’t think this is a big deal I suggest checking out our sister podcast, The Echo Chamber’s recent […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.33

The problem with playing a game of chicken is that the outcome is uncertain up until the last second and the later you leave it the more likely it is to end in disaster. In this episode of Reboot Republic we are delighted to welcome back Guardian Columnist and British Political Commentator of the Year, John Harris, to talk us […]

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JP Swaine #FirstFortnight Ep 30 pt1

We can all struggle with our mental health at times in our life. The first two weeks in January aren’t called the January Blue’s for a sales campaign. But our guest, Mental Health Social Worker, Cognitive Psychotherapist and co founder of mental health charity First Fortnight, JP Swaine, believes in the potential for art, music, film and literature to help […]

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Professor Kathleen Lynch #Solidarity Ep.25

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Kathleen Lynch, one of the leading scholars and public intellectuals on issues of inequality, social justice, education and feminism. She has written many books and academic papers on these topics. In this Podcast she talks to us about contemporary Irish society and fundamentally challenges the dominant narratives that ignore and undermine the […]

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Housing is a Human Right #Dec1st Ep.26

In advance of this Saturday’s march we’ve put together a few clips of some of the wonderful people we’ve spoken to over the last few months. Firstly, UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha tells us why housing is a human right and not a commodity for Fine Gael to trust to the market. Then Hugh Brennan, of the O Cualann Cohousing […]

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