Luke Ming Flanagan – The #MEPshack Ep.172

For the last of our #MEPshack interviews we sat down in his hotel room with Independent MEP, Luke Ming Flanagan, a few hours before the RTE Prime Time “debate.” Luke talks us through his last 5 years in the EU Parliament, what he achieved, what he feels he didn’t and what he hopes to tackle in the next term, should […]

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Diarmuid O’Flynn – The #MEPshack Ep.170

Independent MEP Candidate, Diarmuid O’Flynn is an experienced campaigner. His work with #BallyheaSaysNo is well known and rightly praised. But it’s his experiences as a Parliamentary Assistant to MEP Luke Ming Flanagan, that has inspired him to run himself for what he believes is a battle between the Haves and the Have Not’s. While we don’t always agree on issues, […]

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Saoirse McHugh – The #MEPshack Ep.169

Joining us in our MEP candidate series is first time Green Party Candidate and proud Achill Islander, Saoirse McHugh. If we can steal a phrase from another MEP candidate (thanks Gary): This isn’t about experienced politicians. It’s about people who have experienced their politics. Saoirse explains why she got fed up asking those in power to act in the best […]

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Matt Carthy – The #MEPshack Ep.168

Working in the European Parliament has been an eye-opener for our guest, Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy. He joins us to tell us about his work, the wins, the loses and why he feels it is critical that we have strong voices speaking up for the his constituents in the EU and explains to us some of the machinations around […]

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Gillian Brien – The #MEPshack Ep.167

People Before Profit #EP2019 Candidate, Gillian Brien has made speaking up and speaking out her career. A successful Youth Work Manager, she joins us in The Tortoise Shack to explain why she wants to take the voice of her community to Europe, the need for more integration on some of the EU wide social crises and the need for EU […]

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John Gibbons #ClimateChange Ep.162

You’d think the day of fake balance was over and the need for Climate Action would be accepted. Well, based on several recent interviews on much more illustrious platforms that ours, that’s sadly not the case. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is campaigning journalist and climate activist, John Gibbons. We have a conversation about the changes we’ve locked-in via […]

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Inner City Helping Homeless #HousingFirst Ep.166

We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by old friends Anthony Flynn and Brian McLoughlin of Inner City Helping Homeless. Anthony has recently returned from a #HousingFirst fact finding mission in Helsinki, Finland. Unlike Ireland, Finland doesn’t have homeless hubs or emergency hotel accommodation, where homeless women and children languish, effectively warehoused, while the government outsources their responsibilities. No, Finland took […]

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Alice Mary Higgins – The #MEPshack Ep.165

As part of our #MEPshack series across both Reboot Republic and The Echo Chamber we are delighted to be joined by Independent Senator and MEP candidate Alice Mary Higgins. Alice Mary has over two decades of experience in policy, strategy and advocacy across the areas of equality, international development and social inclusion. In 2014 she was elected to the Executive […]

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