Ann Marie O’Reilly & Marcella Stakem #Rent

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Ann Marie O’Reilly, Policy Officer with housing rights and tenant support charity Threshold and Marcella Stakem, Social Policy Development Officer with the St Vincent De Paul. Ann Marie and Marcella are Authors and researches of the new report and survey ‘Housing Assistance Payment (HAP): Making the right impact?’ carried out jointly by the two […]

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Tortoise Shack #RebootBirthday

When the idea to do a podcast came up I imagined it would be a one season, ten episodes kind of thing. Over 70 episodes and 1 year later we are, for my money, Ireland’s number one solutions focused podcast. So we decided to mark the occasion by answering some patron’s questions, sharing our personal highlights for the first year […]

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Kerry Anthony #DePaul Ep.70

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Kerry Anthony, the outgoing CEO of homeless charity, DePaul and their Director of Communications, Mairéad McGinn. Kerry explains how she sees homelessness changing in Ireland over her 15 years with De Paul. Interestingly as De Paul has homeless services in Northern Ireland and the Republic, they can provide a comparison of two different homeless […]

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Dr Niall Muldoon #ChildrensOmbudsman Ep.68

This Reboot Republic podcast talks with Dr Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children in Ireland, whose office investigates complaints about services provided to children by public organisations. We discuss the key issues affecting children in Ireland & how they are impacted, the importance of giving children a voice in public bodies & society, the goal of ending child poverty & […]

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Dr Cara Augustenborg #ClimateActionPlan Ep.66

The Climate Laggards of Europe have just launched a Climate Action Plan that aims to make Ireland Carbon Neutral by 2050. But is this just more plans about plans or will there be substance to it? Joining us to discuss this, via Skype, is Environmental Scientist in UCD, Adviser with the Environmental Protection Agency and commentator, Dr Cara Austenborg. Cara […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.64

The slow moving car crash that is Brexit took some interesting turns recently. The Brexit Party, Change UK and the European elections have thrown up all sorts of new variables. So we were delighted to catch up with UK Political Commentator of the year 2017, the Guardian’s John Harris, to discuss all the latest developments. John walks us through where […]

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Emmet Kirwan #CoLiving Ep.60

Opening our first ever #RebootLive was a chat between Tony and writer, actor and poet, Emmet Kirwan. Emmet, in 22 minutes, walks us through why we must expose and reject the Fine Gael Neoliberal Nightmare that sees people as economic units and instead build communities, families and strong bonds that can lift us all, not just their Golden Circle. Collectivism […]

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Election Results – The Fallout

As the final votes are counted we sat down to discuss the results, the #GreenWave and the opportunity this has opened up for the broad Left. Yes, Fine Gael got a kicking and Sinn Féin had a very bad day. But behind those headlines is a message that progressive politics is breaking through. No swings were hurt in the making […]

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