179. Making Our Schools Safe & Respect For SNA’s

In this Reboot Republic, Jana Lyons, primary school teacher and trade unionist joins Rory as co-host to talk risk and ventilation in schools. Joining them are a brilliant panel of Orla Hegarty, of the School of Architecture UCD, school principal and host of the If I Were Minister for Education Podcast, Simon Lewis and SNAs Carol McSherry and Linda O […]

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176. Dereliction, Home & Hope: From Amsterdam to Cork

This Reboot Republic brings back Jude Sherry and Frank O Connor from the Anois agency, who are trailblazing in their efforts and approaches to tackle the scandal of dereliction in Cork. Drawing on their experience of living and working in Amsterdam they explain what they learned there in creating sustainable urban living, tackling dereliction, and creating and conserving homes for […]

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174. Hope in a City Divided – Belfast Take Back The City

This Reboot Republic discusses the housing and homelessness crisis in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the work being done to develop a community based cooperative housing plan by the Take Back the City Coalition which Rory is part of. Rory talks to Marissa McMahon, who lives and works in Belfast as a project organiser on inequality in housing with the Participation […]

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175. Solutions to the Housing Crisis with Economist Stephen Kinsella

This Reboot Republic talks with Stephen Kinsella, Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, author, and Chief Economics Writer for The Currency.news. Rory and Stephen discuss the role of the state in housing, the potential for a state enterprise to build homes and its necessity to ensure affordable housing delivery, and the risk of investor funds and Build to […]

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172. Housing Crisis – Sharon’s Story: Facing the Rental Crisis

This Reboot Republic talks to Sharon Crandall, who is a renter in Kerry and former tenant organiser in the US. Sharon talks about the impact of housing insecurity on herself and her son, the importance of home and housing as a human right. She has to leave as her landlord is moving in to the property. Sharon also talks about […]

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173. Personal Stories of the #HousingCrisis: Ciara’s Story

“Disabled, Homeless & Sleeping in my Car” This Reboot Republic talks to Ciara, who tells her story of the housing crisis and homelessness. It’s a heart breaking story, and shows the failure of the Irish Government and local authorities to provide housing for disabled people. She explains how she is in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment, but her private […]

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A New Inclusive Ireland with Dr Umar Al-Qadri

In this Reboot Republic podcast both Rory and Tony talk with Islamic Theologian, founder and chairperson of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri. This is a really engaging conversation about new Irish identities, hurling, home, Islam, gender equality, racism, inclusion and hope. Enjoy! If you missed our Reboot Housing Special live at the Sugar Club […]

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