621. Holly Cairns on Anti-Corruption/Cronyism and the Repeal Review

As the Dáil returns from the summer recess, we caught up with Social Democrats TD for West Cork and her Party spokesperson for Agriculture and Disability & Social Justice, Holly Cairns. We chat the Katherine Zappone appointment, the Soc Dems plans to tackle these insider deals, her plans for the new term (including the review into the Repeal legislation, the […]

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The Sunday Special S.2 Ep.3 – Talking ‘Bout My Constitution!

At noon we recorded another bumper Sunday Special with a brilliant panel of Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh, Emma DeSouza, Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll and Mick Clifford. We discussed Mick’s recent reporting on ICHH, the handling of allegations of sexual assault and a potential hierarchy of victimhood. We dived into President Michael D. Higgins decision to not attend a Partition Commemoration and the messages […]

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617. Prof Emeritus PJ Drudy, on Housing for All, Inequality & Economics

If you’re a long-time listener you’ll be aware that TCD’s PJ Drudy is one of our all-time favourite guests. So it was brilliant to catchup with the man who sets the bar in economics and get his input on the new housing plan, ideological barriers, tax haven Ireland, the current state of economic commentary/orthodoxy and much, much more. Join us […]

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620. European Enforcement Paralysis

Joining us to discuss the new and shocking report from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) is Senior Fellow and whistleblower, Johnny Ryan. Johnny explains how the report reveals Ireland is a bottleneck for Data Protection Cases, and as a result is holding up most of the EU, which means our individual data remains up for grabs. He outlines […]

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S.2 Ep.2: Sunday Special – The Tortoise Shack Think-In

This week Vicky, Martin and Tony were joined by Head of Religions, Senior Lecturer in UCC, Amanullah De Sondy, Fianna Fáil Lord Mayor of Longford, Uruemu Adejinmi, Mr irishelectionprojections.com, Harry McEvansoneya and Senior Pharmacist (Cancer Services) au UHW, DJ Walsh, for what was a brilliant conversation. We discussed the polls, how Slaintecare is being sidelined and the predominantly white voices […]

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Another Way: Covid Revisionism with Niall Conroy

Martin and Rory were joined in the Tortoise Shack by Consultant Public Health Physician in Australia and a Senior Lecturer, Niall Conroy. We discuss recent Irish news articles suggesting that New Zealand and Australia have followed an incorrect approach to managing Covid and what that means in reality. We also discuss vaccine distribution world wide and the implications for the […]

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614. Housing For All: Tony talks to Rory Hearne

We’re going very deep on housing across the tortoise shack today. So I decided it would be good to ask Reboot Republic Host, Rory Hearne, the questions he’s been asking of others in regards to the new Housing For All plan. This is a great overview of the plan including positives, negatives, and whilst it is a step up from […]

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611. Endangered Species: Ireland’s Biodiversity Crisis

It was a pleasure to be rejoined on the tortoise shack by investigative reporter with Noteworthy and friend of the pod, Niall Sargent, to discuss his excellent 2 part report into Ireland’s Biodiversity Crisis, available here: https://www.noteworthy.ie/endangered-species/news/ We discuss the natural capital, the misused money, the need for more resources and the very real threat to Ireland’s endangered birds, bees […]

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