219. 166,000 Vacant Homes is Criminal; Census 2022 Analysis

In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony discuss the preliminary results of Census 2022 which showed that 166,000 homes are vacant across the country, including 35,000 vacant rental properties, while there are just 850 properties available to rent nationally. We break down the figures, and highlight the gap in housing provision around the country. We also discuss the Generational mental […]

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216. Irish Aid Commitments & Famine in Africa

In this Reboot Republic Rory and Tony speak with Jane Ann McKenna, CEO of Dochas, the Irish Network for International Development and Humanitarian Organisations, about the fact that 23 million people in the Horn of Africa face extreme food insecurity, and are on the brink of famine. She explains what can and should be done at a global level, to […]

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215. It’s Rent or Food; Lets Raise the Roof across the Country

In this Reboot Republic Rory talks to Louise Bayliss, Focus Ireland Campaigns Coordinator, Macdara Doyle, ICTU and Raise the Roof and Dr Lorcan Sirr, TU Dublin. We discuss the worsening homelessness crisis, the cost of living and housing crisis facing people, and the housing policies that got us into the crisis, and the solutions. This podcast is highlighting the Raise […]

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214. Absurd Economics & Bonkers Billionaires Driving Us to Extinction

This Reboot Republic talks to John Gibbons, long time climate action activist, environmentalist and campaigning journalist about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on the Irish Government’s climate targets. We are supposed to have a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030, but on the basis of current responses, we will only get a 20% reduction. We discuss what’s wrong with […]

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213. We’re Not Leaving: Lisa & Her Daughter Face Eviction

This Reboot Republic talks to Lisa O Shea, who is being evicted from her and daughters home in Cahersiveen Co Kerry. Lisa explains how hard it has been packing up her stuff, how upset her daughter is. The anxiety and worry about where will they go. She talks about the trauma of the loss of their home, their neighbours, their […]

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210. Housing Crisis Out of Control; Supermac’s Evicting Tenants in Limerick

This Reboot Republic discusses the mass eviction of approximately 100 residents from their homes in the Shannon Arms Apartments on Henry Street in Limerick. The evictions are being undertaken by several landlords, including Supermac’s owner and multimillionaire, Mr. Pat McDonagh. We talk to El/len Reid-Buckley, a sociologist, writer and artist based in Limerick and Communications Officer for the Limerick CATU […]

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