Prof. Richard Wilkinson #TheSpiritLevel Ep.69

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to the global expert in inequalities and their health impacts, Professor emeritus Richard Wilkinson. Professor Wilkinson is co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing. His Ted Talk ‘How Economic Inequality Harms Societies’ has had almost a million views. He is also coauthor […]

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Sean Healy #SocialJustice Ep.67

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with the CEO of Social Justice Ireland and the longest serving member of the National Economic Social Council, Sean Healy. We discuss Social Justice Ireland’s Budget 2020 proposals, a new framework for a just and sustainable country, Sean’s analysis of Ireland through the decades, his social justice motivations & values and hope for change. Social […]

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Ann Marie O’Reilly & Marcella Stakem #Rent Ep.72

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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