968. Help! – The Mother and Baby Home Redress Scheme

It was a pleasure to be rejoined on the podcast by Mother and Baby Home survivor, writer and actor, Noelle Brown and human rights barrister and pro-bono co-director of clannproject.ie, Dr Maeve O’Rourke. We just wish it was under better circumstances. On Wednesday the government will attempt to ram through a redress scheme based on the High Court discredited Mother […]

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261. We Don’t Need Private Investors & Developers

In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks with Hugh Brennan of O Cualann Co Housing Alliance, about the housing situation, where it is going, and how we can provide genuinely affordable homes through not for profit housing associations, local authorities and community-led housing. This is an inspiring podcast that shows there is an alternative to the current private developer and […]

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262. We Can Do Better for Ireland’s Children – Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children

Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks to Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, about life for Ireland’s most vulnerable children today. We talk about children and families in homelessness, the trauma and state failure, how we cannot accept these levels of child homelessness as normal, the importance of a referendum on a right to housing, […]

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257. Creating a New Economy: Climate, Cooperatives & Football

In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory talks to Sean McCabe, Climate Justice Officer with Bohemians Football Club Dublin and formerly of the Mary Robinson Climate Foundation. We talk about the connections between football, Bohs and climate justice, Sean’s view after attending the last COP climate conference, how we face rising inequality in the climate transition. A really hopeful chat offering […]

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258. 2022 Learnings and Looking to 2023

Inequality in Ireland in 2022, homelessness record levels; finding hope in a values shift. In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony provide a review of the highlights and lowlights of 2022 and look forward to 2023. They discuss the record homelessness and rents, rising inequality and the cost of living crisis, but also find hope in a value shift that […]

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259. Happy Christmas – Songs and Chats with Rory and his Kids

In this Reboot Republic, Rory sends a Christmas message to all Reboot listeners. He chats with his kids about their hopes for Xmas, Aisling gives her thoughts on the big social issues of climate, homelessness & sexism..Keelan has a few facts on dinosaurs & Erin sings Jingle Bells. Hope it gives you all a smile. Love you all and thanks […]

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256. Conversations at Christmas: How to Counter ‘House Our Own First’ & Other Far-Right Narratives

Please join us in 2023 at patreon.com/tortoiseshack This podcast will hopefully help you in chatting with family and friends over Christmas about Housing for All and challenge the blaming of refugees and the ‘house our own first’ narrative. In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to Emily Duffy, Director of Parable Grassroots communications, about how to talk about messages and […]

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254. Coalition Conversations – Mental Health Impacts of the Housing Crisis

This special Reboot Republic Podcast, was recorded as part of the Mental Health Reform’s Coalition Conversations and discusses how housing and mental health are connected, how the housing crisis is impacting on mental health and how a secure home is essential for wellbeing. Rory facilitates a conversation with Martina Smith, Chief Executive Officer, HAIL (Housing Association for Integrated Living), Aodhan […]

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