Reclaim Our Spaces & CATU: Tenants Union

This Reboot Republic talks about the experience of renters in Ireland, the mental health impacts of evictions, the decision to emigrate with the lack of a housing future in Ireland, and action being taken to create homes, tackled dereliction and vacancy, and improve tenants conditions and make housing a human right. We talk to Miriam Sweeney of Reclaim Our Spaces, […]

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188. Broken Ireland – David’s Story: 62 and Facing Eviction

This Reboot Republic talks once more to David, a 62 year old fork lift driver living in North Dublin. David and his partner have been renting their home from their landlord for ten years, but now they have to leave in 8 weeks as the landlord is selling up. David and his partner were looking forward to their golden years […]

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187. Housing for All Progress Report

In this Reboot Republic, Rory is joined by Tony to discuss the progress report into the governments housing plan, Housing for All. Rory debunks some of the myths around the ‘wins’ and discusses why the tenant protections in it are far from adequate. They talk about the overreliance on Investor Funds and the risks that poses to the economy and […]

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186. Realities of Gender Based Violence & Potential Solutions

In this Reboot Republic Podcast Rory talks to Dr Caroline West (host of Glow West) about the issues of gender based violence in the context of the shocking murder of Ashling Murphy. Caroline talks about her own experience, and what men and society as a whole can do to end sexual violence against women. She explains about the retraumatizing of […]

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180. Why Home Matters: A Psychologist’s View

This Reboot Republic talks to Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist about the psychological importance of housing and home. It is a discussion that ranges from how homelessness is an adverse childhood experience, to the attachment to home, the importance of belonging, emigration, and hope in value and culture shifts. Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Editors note: This was recorded December 8th […]

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