Bogus Self Employment – Oireachtas Committee Ep.199

A couple of weeks ago Martin was in front of the Oireachtas Committee on Bogus Self Employment. We’ve had a few requests to make the audio of his presentation available. So here you go. You can hear him breakdown how this web of vested interests constructed a model that waters down employee rights and drains the exchequer of tax contributions. […]

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Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strikes. Ep 197

On the 19th of July 1984 in Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, sales assistant Mary Manning, following an instruction from her Union, refused to handle goods from apartheid South Africa. She couldn’t have known then how this act of solidarity would change her life, and the lives of those 11 brave women (and 1 man!) forever. They went on to […]

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#SaferFromHarm Live From The Wiley Fox Ep.196

The Tortoise Shack went back to the Wiley Fox for a live podcast in front of a terrific audience that contained lots of familiar faces. The show featured an engaging conversation with Head of Services with Ana Liffey, Dawn Russell and GP for Sensible Drug Policies, Dr Garrett McGovern. We talk about the failed war on drugs, what harm reduction […]

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Paul Murphy #RISE Ep.191

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is RISE and Socialist TD for Dublin South West, Paul Murphy. We talk his new political grouping RISE, his plans for working with other parties of the Left (as Paul sees them), potential coalitions, the split cliche and the troubling rise (no pun intended) of Far Right elements in Irish politics and our wider […]

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#givebackIE Ep.185

What if you could help end street homelessness by just a few clicks? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Cathal Curry, one of the people behind giveback.ie, a brilliant new tool that you can download to your phones or Google Chrome extension and every time you shop in over 1,200 retail units between 1 and 10% of your purchase […]

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Zak Moradi #KurdishIrish Ep.194

Born in Iraq to Iranian parents, who had fled war only to have to flee again, but this time to Carrick-on-Shannon, our guest in the tortoise shack is a hurler with Tallaght’s Thomas Davis & Leitrim and very proud Kurdish-Irish man, Zak Moradi. Zak talks to us about his incredible journey, the current situation between Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish […]

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Joshua Molloy #RiseUp4Rojava Ep.193

The Turkish operation/invasion this week is the latest betrayal in a long history of betrayals of the Kurdish people. It’s no wonder that they have a saying – “We have no fiends but the mountains”. We are delighted to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by former British Army soldier, former fighter with the YPG against ISIS and International Relations […]

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Collie Ennis #Biodiversity Ep.188

When South Dublin County Council said the silt they dumped on what was then a thriving wetlands they pretty much said they did it because that’s what they’d always done. But our guest in the tortoise shack, Science officer for the Herpetological Society of Ireland, zoology research associate with TCD and host of The Critter Shed Pod, Collie Ennis says […]

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