186. Realities of Gender Based Violence & Potential Solutions

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 […]

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180. Why Home Matters: A Psychologist’s View

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 […]

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181. An Inspirational Story: Surviving Direct Provision with Bulelani Mfaco

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 […]

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183. A New Economics for Society Wellbeing & Home

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 […]

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182. Rising Homelessness: What Can Be Done To Stop It

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 […]

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