This Reboot Republic talks to Colette Bennett, Economic and Social Analyst with Social Justice Ireland. We discuss what the COVID pandemic has told us about society, about housing, precariousness and community. We also discuss the recent Social Justice Ireland report on housing costs and poverty in Ireland, about the policy failure of the Housing Assistance Payment, and why a new […]
In this Reboot Republic Podcast Rory talks to Dr Caroline West (host of Glow West) about the issues of gender based violence in the context of the shocking murder of Ashling Murphy. Caroline talks about her own experience, and what men and society as a whole can do to end sexual violence against women. She explains about the retraumatizing of […]
This Reboot Republic talks to Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist about the psychological importance of housing and home. It is a discussion that ranges from how homelessness is an adverse childhood experience, to the attachment to home, the importance of belonging, emigration, and hope in value and culture shifts. Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Editors note: This was recorded December 8th […]
This Reboot Republic talks with Bulelani Mfaco, activist, educator, and asylum seeker living in Ireland in Direct Provision since 2017. Bulelani tells his story from growing up in Apartheid South Africa to his housing activism and why he could not return due to violence against the LGBT community. He also explains the positive impact of the right to housing in […]
This Reboot Republic talks to Professor Emeritus of Economics of Trinity College Dublin, PJ Drudy about a new economics for society wellbeing and home. PJ lectured Rory on economics in his degree, and reveals how Rory was as a student! He also discusses the limits to understanding housing through a market theory of economics, as aspects such as housing demand […]
A little bit of magic. In this mini in more ways than one podcast, Rory chats to his two year old daughter, Erin, about Mighty pups, dinosaurs and Reboot Republic. its surprisingly coherent, for Rory. Enjoy!
This Reboot Republic talks to Wayne Stanley, Head of Policy and Communications with the Simon Communities of Ireland about their proposal for the Government to introduce a measure to prevent renters from homelessness. Rory also talks to Laoise Neylon, journalist with the Dublin Inquirer about the recent rise in deaths in homelessness services and the lack of regulation of standards […]
This Reboot Republic is a deep dive discussion and analysis into the Irish housing crisis with Rob Cass, who has a background of 15 years in Real Estate. He is currently developing a community real estate project based on regenerating vacant homes. He explains his background, his perspective and analysis of the crisis and solutions that are there if the […]