Ep.45 Hanging with the Hearne’s – Kate Marie

This Reboot Republic is particularly special and insightful – Rory chats to his sister Kate Marie, who is a primary school teacher in Tramore, Waterford and mom of a 1 year old and 3 year old. Kate talks about the challenges and joys of being a mother of young kids, they also talk about the impact of Direct Provision and […]

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Ep.42 – Focus Ireland & Ending Homelessness

In this Reboot Republic Podcast we talk to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy with homelessness and housing charity Focus Ireland and author of Ending Homelessness, about what needs to be done to solve the homelessness crisis in Ireland. Mike explains how Finland radically reduced their levels of homelessness through a housing first plan and strategy of allocating housing to those […]

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Ep.43: Brexit, Covid-19 & Inequality with John Harris

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to award winning Guardian Columnist and friend of the pod, John Harris. We get his analysis of Brexit, Boris Johnson and where the politics of the Conservative party is heading. We also discuss the inequalities magnified by COVID and the recession, pandemics and social change, possibilities of hope, the Labour party and finally […]

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Ep.40 Precarious Academia – Third Level Inequality

This Reboot Republic addresses the issue of precarious work and conditions, low pay, and its impacts for academics and researchers at third level educational institutions. Rory talks to Maria Delaney of Noteworthy.ie, who undertook a major investigation into third level precarious work, Dr Theresa O Keefe, a lecturer in UCC and founder of Third Level WorkPlace Watch, and Dr Patricia […]

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Hanging with the Hearne’s 3

Today, in what is becoming a listener favourite, Rory and Leo talk about toddlers not sleeping because of the full moon, Waterford beating Kilkenny, young people and the mental health impact of COVID – how schools in COVID affect social isolation, understanding Transgender people and challenging Transphobia, materialism and anti-capitalism – do young people see an alternative?, and finally we […]

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Ep.39 Cost Rental Homes

In this Reboot Republic podcast we talk about a key solution to the housing crisis – building ‘cost rental’ homes. We have a panel of experts and front line workers on to explain what exactly they are, how affordable can they be, how available financing models make a difference and why we must build and support communities and not just […]

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Ep.38 Safeguarding Social Care

Six years on from Aras Attracta; How are we Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults? Its almost six years since the mistreatment of residents with intellectual disabilities was revealed at the Áras Attracta facility – but what has changed for safe-guarding of vulnerable and marginalised adults? On this Reboot Republic Special episode we look at the extent of vulnerable adult abuse, the […]

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Ep.37 Health, Hope and Activism – The Youth Panel

On this Reboot Republic podcast we talk to a panel of young people about mental health, their experience of lockdown and the pandemic, how they feel about the demonising of young people, the Leaving Cert, and we ask how is it to be a young person in Ireland today, and what do they see as their future. They are an […]

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