‘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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Dr Niall Muldoon – The Children’s Ombudsman

Covid-19 has seen huge changes to how we live our lives. But as social distancing becomes the norm, we bring you a talk given by the Children’s Ombudsman and friend of the pod, Dr Niall Muldoon. Niall talks about the work of his office and speaks passionately about the real lived experiences of children living in emergency accommodation and “family […]

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Coronavirus – #GlowWest – Tortoise Shack Remote

Rachel, Martin, Rory, Tony and our newest member, Caroline West, got together via Zoom this evening to talk Covid-19, Air BnB, Housing, Tinder and Caroline’s new podcast, Glow West. We discuss the need to look after our most vulnerable and how there’s always room for some social distancing laughs. Mind yourself and yours! Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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