Éilis Ryan – The #MEPshack Ep.63

Continuing our coverage of the MEP Candidates across The Tortoise Shack we are delighted to sit down with Dublin City Councillor and EP Candidate for the Workers’ Party, Éilis Ryan. We discuss her reasons for running, the need for EU reform and why pointing out the EU’s democratic deficits doesn’t make you anti-EU. There’s also a fun conversation about the […]

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Clare Daly – the #MEPshack Ep.59

Continuing our series of interviews with MEP Candidates we are delighted to sit down with Independent TD, Clare Daly, who outlines why she wants to go to the European Parliament and bring back the news we need to hear BEFORE decisions are made. Clare discusses her motivations for seeking the seat, her track record in speaking truth to power and […]

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#RebootLive Pt.2 #RaiseTheRoof Ep.62

In part 2 of our #RebootLive, Tony chairs a discussion with Michelle Byrne of USI, Niamh Randall from Respond Housing, Michael Taft of SIPTU and Lorcan Sirr of DIT. This panel talks about the realities of a “properly” functioning housing market, the dystopian vista of co-living and what can be done to make housing a home and not just “a […]

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#RebootLive Pt1 – #RaiseTheRoof Ep.61

Recorded in front of a packed room in the Teachers Club this podcast is the first panel from our #RebootLive show. Hosted by Rory Hearne, this podcast features Fr Peter McVerry, Orla O’Connor and Aisling Hedderman speaking bluntly about the failures of the current Government, the need for the #Right2Housing in our constitution and why we need a mass mobilisation […]

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Ciarán Cuffe #MEPShack Ep.58

Continuing our series with the candidates for the upcoming European Elections with Green Party Councillor and former TD, Ciarán Cuffe. Ciarán wants to put Climate Action at the heart of the European Parliament and sees this as the vehicle to tackle many of the crises facing us both globally and domestically. Catch-up with the series on Reboot and on our […]

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Lynn Boylan – The #MEPshack Ep.57

The EU Parliament field is awash with new, talented and ambitious first time candidates. But today’s guest, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Lynn Boylan, has been there, done that and bought the t-shirt. Lynn joins us to give us an insight into workings of the system, discuss the learnings she has taken from her first term in Brussels and what […]

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Gary Gannon – The #MEPshack Ep.56

Ireland is one of the most Pro EU countries and yet our electoral turnout for the European Elections is much more middling. Over the next few weeks across the tortoise shack we aim to bring you the voices of as many of the candidates for MEP as we can, albeit with our progressive values to the fore. Kicking us off […]

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