Dr Laura Bambrick – A Fair Wage Ep.94

Ireland has the highest income inequality in the EU, but what does that mean? Well, our guest is Social Policy Officer with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and her paper into income disparity is a real eye opener. Laura tells us about how she went from working in the Students Union Shop in Trinity to doing he PhD in […]

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Professor John Sweeney #GreenNewDeal Ep.93

We keep hearing terms like Just Transition and Green New Deal. But will they really mean to you and me? Our guest is Professor John Sweeney and over the past 30 years he has published (including contributing to a a Nobel Prize report) papers and articles on Climatology, Climate Change and Air Pollution. We discuss the current Government’s plans and […]

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Dr Gabrielle Colleran #CareCantWait Ep.91

When you hear a Politician talk about Slaintecare, yet see posing for the cameras at the opening of another Private Hospital it’s no wonder the public a sceptical. Our guest is Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, Dr Gabrielle Colleran. She is also Head of Radiology at the […]

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Aisling Hearne #HappyChristmas

A very short message from a very special person, Rory’s daughter Aisling Hearne. #Homes4All Happy Christmas and thanks for all your support in 2019. Support Us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.88

UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha was kind enough to join us on the pod for the third time. We discuss the roll housing insecurity and financialisation is having in increasing inequality and creating social unrest globally. Leilani talks candidly about what States should be doing and how the Right to Housing is central to confronting the profit motive […]

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Colette Kelleher #KeepFighting Ep.89

Narratives like homelessness is normal and poverty is self-inflicted can as strong an adversary as any “free market” ideology. Our guest is lifelong activist, former Director of Cork Simon and now Independent Senator, Colette Kelleher. Colette talks to us about her introduction to activism and her work in the Seanad. We discuss Traveller rights and combatting systemic racism. There’s also […]

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John Harris #GE2019 Ep.87

We are delighted to be joined on the podcast by UK Political Commentator of the Year, Guardian Columnist and Reboot regular, John Harris. In a departure from the Brexit madness John shares with us his struggle to get the special needs services for his son who has autism and how difficult the system is to access. Don’t worry, we do […]

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Madelaine Moore #Right2Water Ep.86

This Reboot Republic podcast is with the author of the new book Wellsprings of Resistance, Struggles over Water in Europe and PhD fellow at the University of Kassel, Madelaine Moore. Madelaine is here to give a talk about her book and the global struggle for water and how it touches on other movements tomorrow evening at 6pm, 12th Nov, in […]

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