Gavin Sheridan – Freedom of Information

While we were all losing our minds over the General Election, our guest in The Tortoise Shack, CEO of Vizlegal, Co-founder of Right to Know and former innovation director with Storyful, Gavin Sheridan, was busy fighting the good fight to make sure that we can have access to information about how our country is run. Gavin walks through his journey […]

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Stalemate or Clickbait

It’s over a week since the election even though it feels much longer. Talks about talks about talks with no solutions in sight. Here in The Tortoise Shack Rachel joins Martin and Glenn Fitzpatrick to discuss the current state of play. We go through each party and the moves they are and are not making and the what the latest […]

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Daan van der Gouwe & Tony Duffin #HarmReduction

During the election we heard various politician’s say they were committed to the failed drug policies of the past. Our guests in The Tortoise Shack are CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin and Head of Drug Testing at DIMS Instiute in the Netherlands, Dan van der Gouwe. They discuss how sensible drug policies, like drug testing, save lives […]

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#GE2020 – In The National Interest…

Fine Gael seem to have forgotten that all the parties of the Dáil stood by and assisted in delivering a stable (but ineffective) government throughout the Brexit process. Now that they’ve lost they seem to want to take the ball and go home. We talk about the need for all sides to be grown ups now and the need for […]

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#GE2020 – A Future To Look Forward To Ep.239

This is when it starts to get interesting. The numbers don’t suit anybody, but the majority know that they don’t want a government of Fianna Gael. So this calls for a putting aside of small differences and coming to the people with a vision for a better country. We also talk about just how historically bad a performance this was […]

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#GE2020 – The Exit Polls Ep.236

It’s a 3 way tie and despite all the nonsense about the ‘Leo vs Micheal’ narrative it is clear now that a majority in this country want to live in a society and no longer just exist in the economy of Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. Martin, to give him his due, called it, 45% for the Fianna Gaeler’s. No […]

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#GE2020 – Project Hope Ep.235

A bit different today. We go through some of the marginal seats and call on you to transfer to the Left candidate in order to maximise the broad Left vote. Then we talk about defeating Project Fear with Project Hope. Finally, we are joined again on the line by Vice Deputy Leader of the Socialist Party in Portugal, Joao Pina, […]

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#GE2020 – The Quality of Life Election

In our second podcast of the day we talk about why the teacher’s strike, the early childhood educators march and a bed beside a toilet for €425 per week are all related. This is the election where we say we enough. Equal pay for equal work, pay people a living wage and make housing safe and affordable! Then we are […]

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