880. I Can’t Go Home – Issam Adwan

Rejoining me on the podcast is Gaza-based journalist, Issam Adwan, to discuss what happened when he recently applied to the Israeli system to visit Palestinian land. He talks about the daily struggle in Gaza and the lack of help to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure. We discuss the Israeli (half) admission that they murdered journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh and Issam asks […]

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883. Corporate Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All

This week it was an absolute pleasure to be joined by Right to Know’s Gavin Sheridan, PBP area rep, Darragh Adelaide, Senator Tom Clonan, Dublin Inquirer journalist, Shamim Malekmian and “Michael” McMahon 😉 We talked about Shamim’s story about the treatment of a boy by our immigration system, the recent turn of events in Ukraine, the cost of living crisis […]

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876. Mental Health – The #CostOfWaiting

It is Budget season and joining to tell us about their Pre-Budget Submission is interim CEO of Mental Health Reform, Roisin Clarke. We discuss the #CostOfWaiting campaign and the very real damage caused by not resourcing mental health services is having now and long into the future. Roisin speaks passionately about the need to assist existing services and met the […]

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870. Modernising Healthcare with Laura Durcan

It was great to be rejoined for the first time in a while by Hospital Consultant, Rheumatologist and eternal optimist, Dr Laura Durcan. We talked about the current health of our hospitals, the staff shortages impacting, the NCHD’s demands for better terms and conditions and the desperate need to modernise our healthcare. Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack https://media.blubrry.com/echochamberpodcast/content.blubrry.com/echochamberpodcast/Echo_Pod_Ep_870a.mp3Podcast (echochamber): Play […]

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877. Kites, Fights and Spider Bites

This week Mr Election Projections, Harry McEvansoneya, Social Justice Ireland Economic Analyst, Colette Bennett and Sinn Féin Senator, Lynn Boylan joined us to talk all about the week that was and some of what is up ahead. We discuss the tragic events in Tallaght, Ballymun’s Recovery Month, Social Justice Ireland take on the Budget leaks, Cost of Living, the latest […]

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867. Enough is Enough with Grace Blakeley

It was a pleasure to be joined by economist, author and writer, Grace Blakeley. We talked about the cost of living crisis and it has led to the Enough is Enough campaign that is gaining real momentum in the UK. Grace talks about why she works to make economic jargon accessible and why lifting the fog of academic speak helps […]

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873. Mother and Baby Home Survivors Betrayed Again

When news broke in the Irish Examiner that the promised independent review of testimony given by mother and baby home survivors had been ditched by the Government, our hearts sank. Long-time listeners would know our guest, actor, writer and Mother and Baby Home survivor, Noelle Brown. She rejoined us to talk about this latest betrayal and the series of lies […]

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872. Problems In Common

This packed Tortoise Shack Live Show featured a fantastic panel of Dublin Inquirer journalist, Shamim Malekmian, Shrapnel co-host, Sam Mcilwaine, Dr Arsalan Shahid and Threshold’s legal officer, Gavin Elliot. We talked about the end of the Robert Troy saga, the report into St John’s Ambulance by Geoffrey Shannon and how the Traveller budget story fell swiftly out of the headlines. […]

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