Housing & Homelessness Solutions Ep.12

In this homelessness, eviction housing solutions special Reboot Republic we talk to Anthony Flynn, Dublin City Councillor & CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless and Laoise Neylon, journalist and reporter with the Dublin Inquirer. We discuss the current homelessness situation in Dublin, how COVID has impacted, the problems with the way homelessness is being officially measured, the use of tourist […]

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A Fair Wage with Dr Laura Bambrick Ep.10

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to Dr Laura Bambrick social policy officer of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. We discuss the economic impact of COVID on workers and businesses, especially the precarious and low paid, the lack of protection for workers in Ireland, the pandemic unemployment benefit and wage subsidy scheme. We also talk about how the […]

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‘Housing Shock’: book launch

This Reboot Republic podcast was recorded live at the book launch and webinar of Rory Hearne’s new book ‘Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it’. It features Dr Rory Hearne, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, Maynooth University & Reboot Republic co-host, Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur; Director of the Shift Global Right to Housing, Fr […]

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Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it

In this Reboot Republic podcast Rory Hearne reads excerpts from his new book ‘Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it’ – outlining the two possible housing futures -a dystopia of homelessness & housing distress & exclusion or a future of affordable homes, flourishing communities & sustainable planet – the books shows the devastation of the first […]

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Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

Having recently completed her term as UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha rejoined us on the pod to discuss her time in the role and what she is doing now. We discuss the financialisation of housing, the impact Covid-19 has had on homelessness and the emergency measures that there can be no going back from. Leilani also explains what […]

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John Harris – Live in LockDown

Guardian Columnist, features writer and co-creator of the excellent series Anywhere But Westminster, John Harris joined us along an audience of our Tortoise Shack members for a conversation about the UK’s response to Covid-19 and how it’s exposing and deepening the inequalities that already existed pre-pandemic. We also discuss what might be around the corner politically and economically; we even […]

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#NoGoingBack with Dr Gabrielle Colleran

We were delighted to be joined again on the pod by Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Gabrielle Colleran. Gabrielle talks to us about the reality of where we were pre-Covid-19 and where we are now. We discuss the very real danger of people who need medical care not […]

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Housing Policy is Health Policy

There are at least 17,000 people including 6000 children (4000 homeless and 2000 in Direct Provision), in addition to Travellers in unsuitable and unsanitary accommodation in Ireland. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, is deeply concerned with such housing situations as she says “housing has become the front-line defence against the coronavirus and home […]

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