Ep.357 A Just Transition with Sinéad Mercier

We often hear terms like #JustTransition and #GreenNewDeal. But what do they actually mean and how can they be implemented? Our guest is the wonderful Sinéad Mercier, consultant on climate change law and Just Transition Policy. Sinéad talks us through what is happening, what laws are used to support the changes and the very real steps that need to occur […]

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Ep. 356 The New Economy with Aidan Regan

We keep hearing about the need to move away from the economic model that has brought us boom and bust and exposed us to an ecological crisis. But what does that mean and how do we make that transition? Joining us to discuss all this on the podcast is one of our favourite guests, Assoc Prof in UCD, Aidan Regan. […]

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Ep. 354 The Debenhams Workers with Amy Hourigan

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by Amy Hourigan, who is one of the workers who are known as ‘The Debenhams Workers’. Amy talks us through the sequence of events that led to the mass dismissal of Debenhams workers by email and the subsequent protests which led to workers being moved on and eventually arrested for their fight for a […]

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Tortoise Shack Sunday Special

In this Sunday Special we get a bit heavy. Caroline, Vicky, Martin, Linda and Tony are joined by Trans Activist, Aoife Martin, to talk about the most recent J.K Rowling controversy. We also discuss life in Level 3 Lockdown and what the numbers tell us about areas of socioeconomic disadvantage. We get into the trauma porn that is becoming light […]

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Class Warfare with Paul McKeon

When we try to talk about Class we don’t often do a great job of defining what we mean. But our guest, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s Paul McKeon knows all about it. Paul talked to us about his own experiences growing up from a Traveller background in Dublin’s North Inner City and why he believes that Class should […]

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Izzy Kamikaze Ep.353

We were delighted to be joined on the podcast by activist, campaigner and good friend of The Tortoise Shack, Izzy Kamikaze, to discuss the events on the streets of Dublin last weekend which left her bleeding but unbowed. Izzy talks us through how the events happened, who was in attendance and her and Mo’s interactions with the “protesters” and the […]

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Perfidious Albion with Dawn Foster Ep.352

On Friday evening we were live on zoom with an audience of tortoise shack members and the always terrific writer, columnist, broadcaster and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster. We discuss the reality of the UK recession and what that means for people’s everyday lives, the breaking of international law and who is really running the British government. We also […]

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Tortoise Shack Live #SundaySpecial

These Live Pods are so much fun. This week we covered the latest political opinion poll, the McGregor arrest, gender reveal parties, sex work submissions and then journalist Peter McGuire joined us to talk about his brilliant series on Noteworthy, Speak or Survive. We also take big look into what happened yesterday on the streets of Dublin. The full version, […]

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