Síona Cahill #StudentUnity Ep.23

When #RaiseTheRoof came together last month it was, from our perspective, great to see from across civil society unite against the housing crisis. It was also really heartening to see the movement was led by so many wonderful women. Our guest in this latest Reboot Podcast is one such woman, President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Síona Cahill. […]

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Niamh Randall & Michael Taft #Budget19 Ep.21

Budget 2019 is in the books and the analysis has ranged from middling to a bit meh. We have National Spokesperson and Head of Policy with the Simon Community Niamh Randall and Economist and Researcher with SIPTU Michael Taft to discuss the real meat of the budget, burst the myth that it is a Social Democratic Budget and discuss the […]

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Pearse Doherty #AlternativeBudget Ep.19

It’s Budget Season and while the “fiscal space” the government have to operate in will be the best in a decade, we need to ask if they are making the right decisions with our money? Our guest is Sinn Fein TD for Donegal and Party Spokesperson for Finance, Pearse Doherty. He outlines his parties vision for an alternative Budget and […]

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Paul Sweeney #StoppingNeoliberalism Ep. 18

We talk to Paul Sweeney, an economist who has been involved in analysing the Irish economy for over 40 years. We start by asking Paul who really runs Ireland, are we heading towards another financial crash and what should the government do in the coming Budget? We also discuss Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe’s recent speech and claim to centrism […]

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Patricia King #RaiseTheRoof Ep. 17

In this podcast we traveled to speak with Patricia King, General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). In the Podcast Patricia outlines ICTU’s concerns with the housing crisis and their call for unions and civil society to take part in the upcoming Raise the Roof rally on the housing crisis set for October 3rd. Patricia also talks […]

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Ed Honohan #RealJustice Ep.16

In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to the Master of the High Court, Ed Honohan, about the increasing role of vulture funds in buying up distressed mortgages and the proposal of the Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgages Bill to halt the vultures, repossessions and provide real solutions to the on-going mortgage arrears crisis by keeping the people affected in […]

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John McGuinness #StraightTalk Ep.15

Politics, as the saying goes, is showbiz for ugly people. The cheap-shot aside, there is a perception that more and more we are represented by TD’s and Ministers who are more the product of media training than political nous. Our guest, Fianna Fail TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, John McGuinness certainly can’t be seen in that same bracket. He came into talk […]

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Take Back The City #HomesForAll Ep.14

The actions of housing activists occupying vacant buildings in Dublin have once more captured the public imagination and highlighted the ever worsening housing crisis. Just over two weeks ago housing campaigners occupied a building on Summerhill in Dublin’s inner city. Ten days later they were ordered to leave by the high court. But this is not a short term protest. […]

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