85. IWD 2021 – The Future is Feminist

This is the second Reboot Republic special podcast in partnership with the National Women’s Council of Ireland for International Women’s Day 2021. In this podcast Orla O Connor, Director of the NWCI, hosts a panel discussion with Ailbhe Smyth (Feminist Activist), Tessa Collins (Pavee Point), Jennifer Okeke (Immigrant Council of Ireland), and Susan Lohan (Adoption Rights Alliance). The panel highlight […]

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84. Creating an Inclusive Future – Disabled Women’s Voices

This Reboot Republic podcast is a special episode in partnership with the National Women’s Council of Ireland on the experiences of women with disabilities in Ireland as part of the Future is Feminist for International Women’s Day. Orla O Connor, Director of the National Women’s Council joins Rory to co-host the podcast with a panel from the NWCI women with […]

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Ep.80 – Affordable Homes on Public Land

This Reboot Republic talks about the proposal for public housing on public land at the Oscar Traynor site, and the latest around the Land Development Agency with Labour Party Councillor Alison Gilliland, who is Chair of the Strategic Policy Committee on Housing for Dublin City Council, and to Councillor John Lyons, of independent left. They set out the new proposals […]

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Ep.81 We Can Be Zero with Tomás Ryan

This Reboot Republic talks to Tomás Ryan, associate professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, and co-founder of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (I.S.A.G.). Tomas explains what the Government should be doing to achieve Zero COVID – through a strategy of crush, contain, and chase the virus. While the legislation on hotel quarantine is an […]

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Ep.79 – The Global Alliance for Tax Justice: It’s Tax Abuse

This Reboot Republic podcast is the first in a series of interviews with the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Joining us today is their head of advocacy and Adviser at the Latin-American Fiscal Justice Network, Grazielle David. We talk about the how terms like tax evasion and tax avoidance don’t describe what is Tax Abuse. We […]

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Ep.78 – Where Are The Affordable Homes?

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Cian O Callaghan, Social Democrats TD for Dublin Bay North about the recent housing measures being introduced by the Government including the Land Development Agency Bill and Affordable Housing Bill. Cian outlines the issues with the Bills including the help to buy approach that will push up house prices- and that developers have lobbied […]

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Ep.77 – Pandemic Pains: A Nation Under Pressure

This terrific podcast talks to Dr Katriona O’Sullivan, a Digital Skills Lecturer in the Department of Psychology Maynooth University, about the mental health challenges for children, young people and their families, arising from pandemic related restrictions. Dr O Sullivan outlines how young people are at risk of suffering psychological consequences and why we need to consider the long-term impact of […]

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Ep.73 Build Homes, Not Hostels

In this Reboot Republic Podcast Rory is Joined by Anthony Flynn, Dublin City Councillor and CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless, and by Laoise Neylon, reporter with the Dublin Inquirer. They discuss the provision of homeless services in Dublin, the positive response and provision of beds through the winter initiative, but also the on-going plight of people sleeping rough on […]

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