714. Operation Transformation Not Good for the Nation?

In this tortoise shack special Vicky and Martin were joined by Sinead Crowe, co-founder of the Instagram Community ‘Intuitive Eating Ireland’, registered dietitian Jo Moscalu, who specialises in eating disorders specifically ‘Binge Eating’ and fat activist Michelle McCormick. We discuss weight cycling, diet culture, fat phobic rhetoric, and the state funds that are going to Operation Transformation. Please join us […]

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708. Tax Haven Ireland

It was a pleasure to be joined by economist and PBP member, Brian O’Boyle who along with co-author Kieran Allen, is co-author of a new book ‘Tax Haven Ireland’ We discuss why they decided to write the book that goes against the mainstream opinion and what they discovered in their investigation into how a small island on the edge of […]

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Tortoise Shack Sunday Special – Call It Out

This week on the Sunday Special we were joined by Glow West podcast host, Dr Caroline West, Dublin Inquirer reporter, Shamim Malekmian and Adoption Rights and Clann Project co-founder, Claire McGettrick. It was an absolute privilege. We discuss Shamim’s latest story about how migrants are denied access to life-saving organ transplants because of the possible later requirement for State supports […]

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715. Is The End in Sight?

We want to express our condolences with the family, friends, students and everyone grieving for Ashling Murphy. Caroline West and Rory Hearne have covered this in much more detail on the tortoise shack member feed HERE Joining us on the podcast is award winning News Reporter with the Irish Daily Mail, Craig Hughes. We discuss his recent coverage of the […]

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Stand in Awe of All Mná – The Tortoise Shack Nollaig Na mBán Special, 2022

On December 6th we recorded our 2nd annual live Nollaig Na mBán Podcast with an audience of our members. We are releasing this now to everyone. Joining host Dr Vicky Conway to discuss hopes, fears and ambitions for 2022 is a powerhouse panel of incredible women, Psychotherapist Ejiro Ogbevoen, Social Care Worker Anne Marie Quilligan, co-convener of the Abortion Rights […]

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Sunday Special – Fantastic Wordle Play Mr Fox

It was a pleasure to be joined for our first Sunday Special of 2022 by Dr Liqa Ur Rehman, Legal Assoc Seán Grant, Reporter with notewrothy.ie Maria Delaney and Ireland Thinks analyst Kevin Cunningham. We discuss the iniquity of Ireland’s visa and Stamp system, the Suvern discourse on NI, classrooms and covid, the latest polls North and South, Happy Coup […]

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711. Virgin Media News Reporter Rob O’Hanrahan on Schools Reopening

For our money, Virgin Media News Reporter, Rob O’Hanrahan has covered the pandemic and its impact on schools better and more consistently than anyone else. So we were delighted that he joined us this morning to give us an overview of where we stand now, the communication missteps, mitigation strategies and the importance of keeping schools open WHILE making them […]

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703. Repealed Ireland’s Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights

It was a pleasure to be joined by Camilla Fitzsimons and Sinead Fitzpatrick who are the people behind the new book, Repealed Ireland’s Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights. The book traces the history of the origins of the Eighth Amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. It draws out the lessons learned […]

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