Ep.39 Cost Rental Homes

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk about a key solution to the housing crisis – building ‘cost rental’ homes. We have a panel of experts and front line workers on to explain what exactly they are, how affordable can they be, how available financing models make a difference and why we must build and support communities and not just […]

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Ep.38 Safeguarding Social Care

Six years on from Aras Attracta; How are we Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults? Its almost six years since the mistreatment of residents with intellectual disabilities was revealed at the Áras Attracta facility – but what has changed for safe-guarding of vulnerable and marginalised adults? On this Reboot Republic Special episode we look at the extent of vulnerable adult abuse, the […]

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Ep.37 Health, Hope and Activism – The Youth Panel

On this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to a panel of young people about mental health, their experience of lockdown and the pandemic, how they feel about the demonising of young people, the Leaving Cert, and we ask how is it to be a young person in Ireland today, and what do they see as their future. They are an […]

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Hanging with the Hearne’s 2

We got such a great response that we decided to have him back again. In this episode of Reboot Republic – Hanging with the Hearne’s, Rory and his teenage son Leo talk about the lots of lovely feedback on the first episode, and then go on to discuss how social media is affecting young people, the commercialisation of our attention […]

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Ep.35 Childcare – Early Years Education: A Public Model

This Reboot Republic asks how do we achieve a quality and affordable childcare and early years education, that also provides a decent salary and conditions for workers and staff. We talk to Orla O Connor from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Lynette Monk, educator from Kilbarrack Community Childcare, Tanya Ward, CEO of Childrens Rights Alliance, and Darragh O Connor, […]

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Ep.33 Eviction: Protecting Renters

This Reboot Republic Podcast discusses the need for an extension of the ban (moratorium) on evictions of tenants in the private rental sector that is currently in place during Level 5 COVID restrictions. We talk to John Mark McCafferty CEO of Threshold, Wayne Stanley Head of Communications and Policy at the Simon Communities and Rosemary Hennigan Policy Coordinator with Focus […]

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Ep.34 Save Oscar Traynor – Public Housing on Public Land

This Reboot Republic podcast looks at the issue of social and affordable housing and the use of public land for another Public Private Partnership – this time the Oscar Traynor site in North Dublin – and we ask is it a good deal? Dublin City Councillors are set to vote on the transfer of the public land to a private […]

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Ep.31 Home for Good: Why we need a Referendum on a Right to Housing

This Reboot Republic discusses the recent proposal to hold a Referendum to insert a Right to Housing into the Irish Constitution. This is an issue that is close to Rory’s heart and something he has campaigned on for a number of years. He is joined in the podcast by fellow members of the Home for Good coalition, Wayne Stanley from […]

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