Owodunni Ola Mustapha & Dean Van Nguyen – #EndDirectProvision

Direct Provision is a broken system and stain on Irish society. Established in 2000 as a temporary measure, the system has existed for 20 years now creating massive barrier for those stuck in it to get out and establish themselves in the Irish state. A commitment has been made to overhaul Direct Provision in the lifetime of the next government […]

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Sam Riggs – #Pride

June is usually Pride Month but this year with the pandemic, the Pride parade and many of the Pride events around it had to be cancelled. This has allowed a bit of time for LGBTQ+people to pause and reflect around what Pride means to them and what it should look like when it returns. LGBTQ+ activist and writer Sam Riggs […]

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Hazel Chu – #GoBackToChina

Hazel Chu first came to the attention of many when she was elected to Dublin City Council in Pembroke back in 2019. She received 3,000 first preference votes as well as a lot of media attention. Unfortunately, this media attention has led to an increase in the amount of racist abuse that Hazel receives both online and offline. She joins […]

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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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