The Real Cost of Building with Orla Hegarty

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor in the school of architecture and planning UCD. We discuss the housing crisis – its causes and solutions. Orla explains the need to create affordable and climate resilient neighbourhoods, and we ask why government after government continue subsidising the property industry to the detriment of real affordable housing. Finally Orla […]

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Eileen Flynn – Traveller, Senator, Activist. Ep.13

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to the inspirational Eileen Flynn, Traveller Activist, Senator and tired mammy of Bille, who is teething. Eileen talks about her experiences of discrimination from a young age and it’s life long impact on her. We hear about her decision at 25 to no longer deny her Traveller identity, why she believes the politicians […]

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Deprivation in Ireland Ep.14

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to Dr Tricia Kielthy of St Vincent De Paul & adjunct professor of UCD & Ciaran Nugent of the Nevin Economic Research institute. We analyse the recent Central Statistics Office report on deprivation and poverty in Ireland for 2019. We look at why lone parents have the highest rates of deprivation, institutionalised stigmatisation, austerity, lack […]

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Housing & Homelessness Solutions Ep.12

In this homelessness, eviction housing solutions special Reboot Republic we talk to Anthony Flynn, Dublin City Councillor & CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless and Laoise Neylon, journalist and reporter with the Dublin Inquirer. We discuss the current homelessness situation in Dublin, how COVID has impacted, the problems with the way homelessness is being officially measured, the use of tourist […]

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A Fair Wage with Dr Laura Bambrick Ep.10

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to Dr Laura Bambrick social policy officer of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. We discuss the economic impact of COVID on workers and businesses, especially the precarious and low paid, the lack of protection for workers in Ireland, the pandemic unemployment benefit and wage subsidy scheme. We also talk about how the […]

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Reopening Schools – A Reboot Special

The government is in disarray and perhaps it’s biggest challenge is only a few days away, the reopening of schools. Joining us to discuss this are Lecturer in Education ICT at the Marino Institute, Ciara Reilly, Primary School Teacher and INTO member, Jana Lyons and Lecturer in Education at Maynooth University, Camilla Fitzsimons. This is a terrific discussion that touches […]

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Tackling Inequality with TASC’s Dr Shana Cohen Ep.7

In this Reboot Republic podcast Rory and Martin talk with Director of the Inequality Think Tank, TASC, Shana Cohen about Ireland’s inequality problem and what we can do about it. We look particularly at low pay & health inequalities, the lack of vision in the Stimulus package & Prog for Government and the opportunity that we should take to reshape […]

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Going Backwards – The New Legislation for Renters S.2 Ep.6

This Reboot Republic Podcast discusses the failings of the Government’s new rental legislation to protect tenants and the need for greater measures to help those in rent arrears. We talk to Ann-Marie O Reilly and Gavin Elliott from Threshold about the new Bill which removes the COVID ban on evictions and rent freeze for most tenants. We ask why the […]

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