Coronavirus – The Diaspora with Laura Rahill Ep.270

We are delighted to be joined from Australia by Cavan woman, Laura Rahill, to tell us about the experience of Covid-19 on the other side of the world. Laura explains how the diaspora wants to come home and how we are all staying connected in this locked down world. You can follow Laura on twitter @Miss_Racket Join us:  patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Coronavirus – A Saturday On A Friday? Ep.269

Martin asked me to wake him at 8:30am for a podcast. So I did. These are the results. I’m not sorry. He’s not sorry. But he should be, the eejit. Mind yourselves! Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Echo Chamber   https://media.blubrry.com/echochamberpodcast/p/content.blubrry.com/echochamberpodcast/Echo_Chamber_Ep_269.mp3Podcast (echochamber): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:23 — 16.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email […]

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#NoGoingBack – with Saoirse McHugh

It is a troubling time. But we chatted to one of our absolute favourite people, Saoirse McHugh, about some of the good things that could emerge from this difficult time. We discuss how the reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has sped up progress in health, housing and childcare and how we can create a vision that shows the world at […]

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Laurence Cox on Movements Ep.268

In a break from our Covid-19 coverage, writer, activist, teacher and worker with social movements, Laurence Cox, joins us in the tortoise shack to talk all things movements. We delve into their making, breaking and remaking again, and ask is there an activist playbook to counteract the hegemony. Laurence’s new book ‘The Irish Buddhist’ is out now and it’s available […]

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Coronavirus – Pushing Back with Dr Anthony O’Connor

We are joined by Tallaght University Hospital Consultant and proud Cork man, Dr Anthony O’Connor, to chat about pushing back against Covid-19. Anthony tells us about the pinch-points in the system, the huge efforts going into plugging the pre-Covid gaps and his thoughts on the use of private hospitals. He also urges people who have symptoms of heart issues or […]

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Coronoavirus – Grieving in a Pandemic with Brendan Ogle

We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by trade unionist, activist and loving son, Brendan Ogle. Brendan was due to do this interview last Saturday, but tragically Brendan’s Mam passed away early that same day. In an emotional interview, Brendan tells us about the hardship of a funeral during the Covid-19 pandemic and also the deep respect and love from […]

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Coronarvirus & Supply Chains with Will Holden in Iraq

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic is beyond anything seen in our lifetime. But we can learn from emergency responses from across the world. We are joined via Zoom by Irish man currently in Iraqi Kurdistan, Will Holden, who was in Yemen during the cholera outbreak, Iraq while ISIS rolled into power and Afghanistan when troops were withdrawing. In short, […]

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localsupport.ie with Cóilín Duffy Ep.263

On the 4th of March, Samantha Kelly (@tweetinggoddess) used the hashtag #selfisolation on Twitter, asking her followers to bear in mind their elderly and vulnerable neighbours and support them as they self-isolated. Helen O’Rahilly (@HelenORahilly) followed up, within minutes, with the first offer of practical help and launching the new hashtag #selfisolationhelp, intending to generate volunteers around the country, with […]

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