Migrant & Refugee Rights with Fiona Finn of Nasc

The Irish Constitution states that “the State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of society.” So why are we denying the Right to Family Unification to Migrants and Refugees. Fiona Finn is CEO of Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee rights organisation and she joined us to talk about the Migrant experience, access to justice and […]

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#GolfGate and Cancel Culture

As the dust started to settle on #GolfGate and some commentators compared justified public opprobrium to racially motivated attacks, we asked what the Hell is going on and why is accountability kryptonite to already better-off? To discuss this Tony and Linda (of The PAC Woman Podcast) were joined by one half of the team that broke the story, Political Correspondent […]

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The Psychology of Social Media with Ciarán McMahon

Historian and philosopher of Psychology Ciarán McMahon joins us to discuss all things social media, what is it, what do we expect of it, what does it expect of us? We discuss Ciarán’s book ‘The Psychology of Social Media’ and we have 2 free copies to give away. You can follow Ciarán @cjamcmahon on twitter. Support these podcasts at: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Handle With Care with Colm O’Regan

Writer, Comedian and Broadcaster, Colm O’Regan joined us to talk about twitter brevity, Irish Mammies, the reality for the Arts and his new book, Ann Devine, Handle With Care. Colm talks about the things that shape an Ireland that is dealing with its traditional strife’s, in an era of social media and algorithm radicalisation. We also go into the problems […]

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Trauma Informed Design with Dr Sharon Lambert Ep. 340

Dr Sharon Lambert is a Lecturer in Applied Psychology in UCC, and so much more. Dr Lambert joined us in the tortoise shack to explain what Trauma Informed Design is, the perceptions of drug users and how class influences them. We talk about the need for ethical and compassionate harm reduction services. Dr Lambert outlines both the financial and humane […]

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#GolfGate with Aoife Moore

It is the story of the year and in 2020, that’s really saying something. Rejoining us on the podcast is one half of the team that broke it, Aoife Moore. Aoife talks to us about how she and her colleague, Paul Hosford, unraveled the web and got to the story. We talk about what it means for a government that […]

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#PippaHackettsBill – with Attracta Uí Bhroin Ep.337

Only a few weeks ago Environmental Law Officer with the Irish Environmental Network, Attracta Uí Bhroin came on the tortoise shack and warned us that a piece of Fine Gael legislation from the last government that would make access to justice more restrictive might end up in the new program for government. How right she was. New Minister for State […]

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