Tortoise Shack Sunday Special #38: The Valproate Scandal

We just finished recording our Live Sunday Special. Martin and I were joined by investigative journalist with Noteworthy, Maria Delaney to discuss her recent story about the ongoing Valproate scandal. Story here:https://www.noteworthy.ie/risk-to-baby-valproate-5409777-Apr2021/ We were also joined by Dr Sharon Lambert, but unfortunately we had some wifi issues! We discussed the shrinking bank market, tax haven Ireland, public servant pay rises, […]

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43. Taxi Watch with Derek Devoy

This week James and Timmy speak with Derek Devoy, who overcame his own serious personal issues and then went on to setup Taxi Watch, who provide suicide prevention and awareness training to taxi drivers nationwide. See taxiwatch.ie Watch this podcast at:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChP21E_thSAqbvHeyeHmc3w Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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513. #SaveAymanMoussa with Ibrahim Halawa

It was great to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by aspiring lawyer and human rights activist, Ibrahim Halawa. We just wish it was under different circumstances. Ibrahim tells us about Ayman Moussa, who was arrested in Oct 2013 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ibrahim describes the young bright and academically and athletically accomplished man he met […]

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12. Noah Halpin

For this week’s episode we are joined by This is Me founder and Community Aid Officer with TENI, Noah Halpin. Noah brings a sculpture made from his first testotserone injection and talks about everything from his love of plants to some of his cultural experiences from living in Asia. www.thestairlingscollective.com. Sound, Editing and Production by @jordanhearns. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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105. Undervalued in COVID: The Voices of Educators

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to a panel of special needs assistants, teachers, and early years educators. Rory is joined by guest co-host Jana Lyons, primary teacher and trade union activist. They talk with Carol McSherry, Equality Officer in Forsa Union, SNAs Speak Out, Linda O Sullivan, SNA and Co founder SNA advocacy Group, Deborah Reynolds, Early Childhood Teacher, Galway […]

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510. The Debt Collective

We were delighted to be joined in the tortoise shack by Press Secretary of the US based Debt Collective, Braxton Bevington. We discussed the origins of the movement, the current debt strike and the ambitions for the collective that go beyond their campaign to get President Joe Biden to cancel student debt. We also discuss how the debt cancellation would […]

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99. Housing Shock #4: Orla Hegarty and Affordable Homes

In this episode 4 of Housing Shock I talk to Orla Hegarty, of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, about the housing market and how to provide affordable, quality and sustainable homes for individuals, families and communities. We discuss the potential supply from vacant and derelict properties, and the short and long term problems with ‘build to […]

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508. Craig Hughes on Vaccine Queue Jumping

We decided to catchup with Irish Daily Mail journalist, Craig Hughes, around the continuing scandals around vaccine queue jumping. Craig tells us where the story has gone since he revealed the misuse from the Beacon Hospital and what accountability there has or has not been. We also discuss the politician’s expenses controversy and the work of Ken Foxe in today’s […]

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