Ep.63 – Ground Zero in the Mental Health System with Dr Anne M. Doherty

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Dr Anne M Doherty, a consultant liaison psychiatrist at the Mater Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at UCD. She is also chair of the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry at the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. Dr Doherty outlines why she wrote a recent article for the Journal.ie ‘Emergency Departments are ground zero, for […]

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Ep.62 – Global Voices for Change: Fight Inequality 2

This Reboot Republic is the second in partnership with the Fight Inequality Alliance – A global movement organising global protests against inequality to coincide with the global elite annual Davos meeting (this year being held online) from the 23rd to 30th January. We are joined today by three inspiring inequality activists from across the world including: Antonia Wanjiku Musunga, National […]

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Ep.57 – Parenting in Lockdown with Joanna Fortune

In our third Surviving Parenting in Lockdown podcast I am delighted to be joined by Joanna Fortune, author of 15-Minute Parenting, and highly experienced and qualified clinician in the field of psychotherapy, particularly in trauma recovery. Joanna provides some really practical advice for parents to manage stress, and useful ideas to help parenting in these really difficult times of lockdown, […]

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Ep.60 – Fighting Inequality: A Global Struggle

This Reboot Republic is the first of the series in partnership with the Fight Inequality Alliance – A global movement campaigning to end the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite and achieve a just, equal and sustainable world. We are discussing what the inequality situation is around the world, the solutions, the global […]

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Ep.59 Re-opening Schools Safely – Listening to the Teachers

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Angela Dunne, principal of Loughmore NS, Co Tipperary, and a representative of the National Principals’ Forum, Jana Lyons, Primary School Teacher and trade union activist, and Christopher Davey, Secondary School teacher and trade union activist. We discuss the need for the Department of Education to listen to educators and schools, those who actually deliver […]

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Ep.58 – Who is listening to us? Educators, parents & students in Lockdown

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks with Ciara Reilly, Education Lecturer in Marino Institute of Education, and Professor Linda Connolly, Director of the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, about the state of education in the lockdown. We talk about the recent closure of schools and shift to on-line learning, the failures of the Department of Education and Government to seriously […]

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Ep.56 – Surviving Parenting in Lockdown 2: “I just cried for hours.”

In this the second Reboot Republic parenting in Lockdown podcasts, Rory talks to parents Sharon Lambert, Yvonne Ryan-Fogarty, Niamh McDonald, Louise Bayliss and Nicola Nolan. In this honest and open discussion, the parents outline the challenges of surviving parenting in the lockdown as lone parents, as mothers, as workers. We talk about parenting expectations, about our emotions as parents, inequalities, […]

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Ep.55 – Surviving Parenting in Lockdown

This Reboot Republic Podcast explores the reality of experiences of parenting in lockdown, and ‘home schooling’, and how parents can survive these challenging times. Hosted by Dr Rory Hearne, himself a dad of four kids who are 1, 5 ,6 and 16, the panel features Dr Mary O Kane, a lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood education, Sinead Matson, mother […]

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