Ep.16 How To Fix It: The Health System

In this, the first of our Pre-Budget specials, we talk about #COVID, the public health system and inequality to Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh, Clinical Lead on Inclusion Health at St James’ Hospital, Dr Sara Burke, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Maitiu O Tuathail, GP. This is a really engaging discussion that highlights the reality of […]

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The Real Cost of Building with Orla Hegarty

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor in the school of architecture and planning UCD. We discuss the housing crisis – its causes and solutions. Orla explains the need to create affordable and climate resilient neighbourhoods, and we ask why government after government continue subsidising the property industry to the detriment of real affordable housing. Finally Orla […]

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Eileen Flynn – Traveller, Senator, Activist. Ep.13

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to the inspirational Eileen Flynn, Traveller Activist, Senator and tired mammy of Bille, who is teething. Eileen talks about her experiences of discrimination from a young age and it’s life long impact on her. We hear about her decision at 25 to no longer deny her Traveller identity, why she believes the politicians […]

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Deprivation in Ireland Ep.14

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Dr Tricia Kielthy of St Vincent De Paul & adjunct professor of UCD & Ciaran Nugent of the Nevin Economic Research institute. We analyse the recent Central Statistics Office report on deprivation and poverty in Ireland for 2019. We look at why lone parents have the highest rates of deprivation, institutionalised stigmatisation, austerity, lack […]

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Empowering Renters with Dr Michael Byrne S.2 Ep.2

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Dr Michael Byrne, from UCD School of Social Work, Policy & Social Justice about his new report ‘Security and agency in the Private Rented Sector’. We discuss the issues facing renters, the role of cuckoo funds making housing unaffordable, the ineffectiveness of subsidising homeownership, the power landlords have over tenants, the legislation that needs […]

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A Poverty of Ambition? – Tricia Kielthy of SVP S.2 Ep.1

This Reboot Republic podcast speaks to Tricia Kielthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent de Paul about the new report, the Hidden Cost of Poverty which shows 4.6bn is spent each year dealing with the effects of Poverty in health, housing, policing etc. It also shows the persistently high levels of Poverty with 225000 children in poverty. […]

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