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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Ep.76 – Hanging with the Hearnes – Aisling’s Debut

This Reboot Republic Podcast is another special Hanging with the Hearnes, with a new special guest appearance at the end. In the first part Leo explains the challenges for young people, and Rory and Leo discuss the need for a major overhaul of the Leaving Cert, the mental health charity A Lust For Life – ‘Hunt for Hope’ initiative, the […]

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Ep.75 – Rose Marie Maughan: Defeat Hate by Spreading Love

In this special Reboot Republic, Rory talks with Human Rights Activist and National Traveller Accommodation Policy Officer with the Irish Traveller Movement, Rose Marie Maughan. Rose Marie shares her story and explains how the Traveller community experience systemic and devastating discrimination and racism. This is an excellent podcast with a powerful woman. The onus is on us all to become […]

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Ep.74 – Cherished Unequally: Children of the Pandemic

In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory is joined by a panel of educators, experts and advocates to discuss the reality of lockdown and school closure for the children of the Pandemic with additional needs and children from disadvantaged areas. Including Dr Carol Coulter, Director of the Child Care Law Report Project, Suzanne Connolly, CEO of Barnardos, Niamh Murray, Principal, Rutland […]

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Ep.69 – Housing First: How Finland is Ending Homelessness

This special Reboot Republic sets out how to solve one of the biggest social crises in Ireland, and indeed globally, that of homelessness. Rory talks with Juha Kaakinen, CEO of the Y-Foundation, the biggest Finnish NGO providing housing for homeless people, about how Finland has radically reduced homelessness. Juha explains how Finland closed its hostels and worked on providing dedicated […]

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