31. Voices from Direct Provision

This is an extra special edition of the PAC Woman Podcast, as Linda was joined by some of the members of Abolish Direct Provision, a grassroots group of people within the Direct Provision centres. We have had to disguise their voices, as they recorded this at great risk to themselves. If identified, their centre managers could uproot them and send […]

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Ep.30 – Online Abuse pt.2

In this second episode in the short series that looks at the prevalence of online abuse and the types of abuse people experience online we continue to focus on online abuse directed at the LGBT community. Linda is joined by Historian and LGBT Activist Denise Murray, to talk about attempts to dox her on Twitter after an innocuous conversation she […]

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29. Online Abuse pt1 with Aoife Martin

This is the first episode in a series that looks at the prevalence of online abuse and the types of abuse people experience online. This week we are focusing on the LGBT community. Linda is joined by Aoife Martin, a Trans woman and activist who talks about her experiences of Transphobia and the attempts to import Transphobia around gender Self […]

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Ep.28 – Evie Nevin: Politics, Activism and Everything In Between

This week Linda is joined by Disability Activist, Social Democrat Party Vice Chair and all around sound person, Evie Nevin. Evie explains what it’s like to live with the rare condition Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and why there are no specialists in it in Ireland. They talk about what it’s like to be an adoptee with a genetic disorder and finally […]

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27. Resources Not Resilience

This week Linda is joined by an amazing panel of Leaving Cert and 1st Year College students to talk about the impact Covid-19 has had on their lives. How they’re adapting to distance learning and not having the social aspect of school and college. They also talk about the resources they have been given to adapt, or lack of them, […]

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Ep.25 – Zip Up Your Mickey and Other Stories with Michael Fry

Well this is a treat! Linda was delighted to be joined by Digital Comedy Superstar Michael Fry to talk about the phenomenal success of his “Indie Band” song sketches, what drew him to this kind of comedy, what might happen next and will we get an Indie band album or live show. Have a listen for the answers to the […]

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Ep.24 – In Her Shoes with Erin Darcy

This week Linda is joined by Repeal the 8th powerhouse, Erin Darcy – custodian of people’s abortion stories: In Her Shoes. Erin is an author, an artist and an activist. The pair talk about how pivotal In Her Shoes was in repealing the 8th amendment, how the Irish legislation on abortion is now up for review and what is happening […]

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Ep.23 – Mother and Baby Homes Report- An Adoptee View

It’s now over a week since the publication of the report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Mother and Baby homes, and so Linda asked Maree Ryan-O’Brien from Aitheantas to rejoin her and tell her what she thought of the report and what needs to happen next from an adoptee’s perspective. Maree pulls no punches as the pair talk […]

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