Ep.417: The Prison Whistleblower – #LeoTheLeak

We are rejoined in the Tortoise Shack by #PrisonWhistleBlower, Noel McGree, to discuss the revelations in today’s Irish Examiner that Leo Varadkar is under investigation for failing to protect a Whistleblower and for ‘leaking’ Noel’s protected disclosure. That all of this was ongoing whilst the vote of ‘No Confidence’ was taking place into the Tánaiste is explosive and calls into […]

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End Direct Provision – International Human Rights Day

We were delighted to be joined on the podcast by CEO of NASC Ireland, Fiona Finn. We talk about the concerning responses from Government and the Department of Housing to the Day Report into how to end the now 21 year old ‘TEMPORARY’ Direct Provision system. Fiona busts the myths and old arguments and calls on us all to let […]

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Sunday Special – From Brexit to Zorgies!

Sunday afternoon means Sunday Special and lots of laughs. This week Linda took the reins and was joined by returning champion, Aoife Martin, journalist Jack Horgan-Jones and an udience of our members to discuss the events of the week. We talk about the appointment of a former Sun editor to the Govt Press Office, another week were people spoke at […]

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Ep.410 – Feminism in Gaza, Palestine

Recently we spoke with journalist, Hana Salah in Gaza, Palestine. Yes, that’s the Call to Prayer you can hear at the very start. We discussed how Covid-19 has impacted an economy and health system that was already teetering on the brink, the continued blockade and the hopes (maybe??) for a change of direction under a Biden presidency. We then talk […]

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Ep.408 Bogus Self Employment and You

We are joined in the #tortoiseshack by the chair of the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s Construction Industry Committee, Billy Wall. Billy has been working with ICTU to tackle bogus self employment. We explore the billion euro cost, the loss of workers rights and the State’s inexplicable refusal to take on what we see as rogue employers. We also delve […]

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Ep.409 Nothing About Us, Without Us – Trans Rights

We regularly record short podcasts for our members. This was meant to be one of them, but if you’ve seen much of the recent social media reaction to what looks a lot like a mainstream attempt to import UK Culture Wars, that specifically focus on Trans Rights, into Ireland, you’d know why we put this out everywhere. We were delighted […]

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Ep.16 – Tortoise Shack Sunday Special: The Toys Show

We’ve just finished our weekly Live podcast with you, our members. We had a lot to cover and despite the heavy subject matter, Caroline made it fun and informative. We discussed: Image Based Sexual Abuse and the Garda Commissioner’s statement.Covid, the lifting of Level 5 and the success of lobbying. Seamus Woulfe, Helen McEntee and how these things get done. […]

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