227. Helping Rural Ireland – Sustainable Farming & Meeting Climate Targets

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Dr Patrick Bresnihan, lecturer in in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University. We go beyond the narrow media ‘Agriculture versus the rest’ in climate emissions to discuss who are Ireland’s farmers, the agri-food industry, ideas for creating food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture and food production that can provide livelihoods in rural Ireland. […]

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226. Child Poverty in Ireland – Why are we accepting it?

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks about rising child poverty in Ireland with Tanya Ward, CEO of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Marian Quinn, CEO of the Childhood Development Initiative, and Zoe Obeimhen, mother of four and a campaigner for the Bridgefoot Street playground. We discuss the findings from the Child Poverty Monitor 2022, impact of poverty on children’s sense of […]

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225. There’s Room For Everyone

This Reboot Republic talks to Senator Eileen Flynn about her experience as being an ‘other’ within Irish society, as Ireland’s first Traveller member of the Oireachtas, her work in the Seanad highlighting Traveller and wider inequalities and human rights, her own experience of discrimination just last week being refused entry to a premises, and the impact on mental health of […]

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223. How to Tackle the Cost of Living Crisis

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Michael Taft, economist with SIPTU, about how to tackle the cost of living crisis. Ireland has seen some of the highest electricity and gas price rises in the EU. In France and Malta the governments controlled gas and electricity prices, Michael sets out how we can do it here too, how to tackle […]

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222. The Implications of Ireland’s Homeownership Collapse with ESRI Economist, Barra Roantree

In this Reboot Republic Rory talks to Barra Roantree, economist researcher with the ESRI, about the collapse in homeownership levels in Ireland, the rental crisis, inequality, investor funds and housing financialisation, land tax, cost of living and energy poverty. Barra co-authored the recent report- Future trends in housing tenure and the adequacy of retirement income. Barra is an economist whose […]

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221. Being Made Homeless; I’m Sleeping in My Car from Thursday

This Reboot Republic talks to Sharon Crandall who is being made homeless on Thursday. Her and her son are losing their rental home, and Sharon is going living in her car as she has not been able to find somewhere to live in the place she has lived for twenty years, West Kerry. Sharon is upset, and explains in human […]

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220. Why is homelessness & housing exclusion rising across the EU?

In this Reboot Republic podcast Rory talks to Chloé Serme-Morin, external researcher & coordinator of the annual Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe produced by FEANTSA & Abbé Pierre Foundation. We discuss what have EU Governments committed to in ending homelessness by 2030, the rise in, and impact of, evictions across the EU, the lifting of pandemic housing prevention measures, […]

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