Tortoise Shack Live – 30th Episode

In our 30th Live Sunday Special, Linda walked Martin, Vicky, James and Tony through the stories of the week and some things that slipped under the radar. We were joined by Eoin and Nita from Abolish Direct Provision and Dublin Lord Mayor, Hazel Chu (with a brief appearance by Mini-Mayor) to discuss the violent protests on the streets of Dublin, […]

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Ep.472 – Hungry Bellies Are Not Equal To Full Bellies

It was a pleasure to be joined by Breda O’Donoghue from the Travellers Visibility Group, based in Cork and Unite Trade Unionist, Brendan Ogle on the new report: Hungry Bellies Are Not Equal To Full Bellies, which is a response to an article by Pat Leahy “Ireland is becoming more unequal? Wrong” Irish Times Dec 5th 2020. Breda explains how […]

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Ep.469. Extend The Commission – Siobhan’s Story

We just finished recording a short podcast with Siobhan, who is a survivor of the Mother and Baby Homes and one of the 549 people who gave their testimony to the Commission. She outlines how she feels that the Commission framed her testimony even as she was giving evidence and how events of the last few months have only served […]

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Tortoise Shack Live – We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Tent

This week Tony led Linda, Martin and Caroline along with our special guests, Julien Mercille of ISAG, UCC’s Aman De Sondy and tortoise shack world champion, Saoirse McHugh, to talk about the stories of the week and some things that might’ve slipped under the radar. We discuss the Mother and Baby Homes Report (call to action below), Zero Covid Green […]

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Ep.465 – 9 More Weeks In Level 5 with Gary Gannon

We thought we’d do a short reaction podcast about the clumsy announcement of a further 9 weeks in Level 5. But as a daddy of a Junior Cert student, I also wanted to cover the exam and school situation. So Soc Dems TD and Party Spokesperson for Education, Gary Gannon, joined us to delve into all of that. We also […]

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Ep.463 – Ireland, The Gift That Keeps Giving

When we heard the Govt say that they’re going to delay reforming the insurance sector as it would hamper Ireland’s attractiveness to international insurers, we had to do one of our all too regular impromptu patron only podcasts. We talk Ireland as a Corporate Paradise, the ESRI getting in trouble with the Government for telling the truth about house prices, […]

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