152. No Keys, No Degrees: The Worst Ever Student Accommodation Crisis

This Reboot Republic talks to student representatives from across the country about the student accommodation crisis which has been described as the worst this country has ever seen. We talk to Clare Austick, President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Róisín Nic Lochlainn of the NUIGalway SU, Aine Daly of Technical University for the Shannon, Rachel McCartney of Waterford […]

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150. The Housing Market is Not Rational

Why Government Housing Policy is Inflating House Prices and Rents, with Mel Renolds This Reboot Republic talks to Architect and housing analyst, Mel Reynolds, about the current state of the Irish housing market, what will happen with prices and rents, why economists get it wrong with arguments around increased supply leading to reduced house prices. Mel analyses the Housing for […]

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Ireland’s Human Rights Failures – How long will we accept this for?

This Reboot Republic Podcast is a special podcast discussing the recent report “Monitoring Adequate Housing in Ireland”, published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which outlines that lone parents and their children account for 53 per cent of all homeless families, and are much more likely to experience poor housing […]

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148. Housing For All: The Fianna Fáil view

Fianna Fáil TD, Paul McAuliffe, joined us to discuss his party’s plan: Housing For All. We talk about the right to housing that is in and isn’t in the plan, the lack of curbs on investor funds, the positives of the plan and we ask if it is a missed opportunity. We also discuss the blockers within government, Fine Gael […]

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Housing For All – Panel 3: Political Change?

This Reboot Republic special is the 3rd panel of the analysis of the Government’s newly launched Housing for All Plan. It looks at the key parts of the plan in relation to design and building standards, build to rent and investors, the funding for the plan, and public action and protest planned to advocate for a radical change in housing […]

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143. Housing For All: Panel 1 – The Analysis

This Reboot Republic special is an analysis of the Government’s newly launched Housing for All Plan. It looks at the key parts of the plan, weaknesses, some positives and what was missing. In this ,Panel 1, we are joined by Cian O Callaghan, TD with the Social Democrats, Orla Hegarty from the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environment, Laoise […]

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