Budget 2024 – What should it do for Cost of Living, Poverty and Housing?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory and his guests discuss what would a budget that really tackles the cost of living crisis, inequality, the housing crisis and social justice look like and is the economy really at full capacity? He talks with Dr Tom McDonell, Director of Nevin Economics Research Institute, Dr. Tricia Keilthy, head of […]

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313. The Reality of Inequality

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks with Assistant Professor in Economics from Trinity College, Dr Barra Roantree about the reality of income inequality in Ireland. We discuss what is inequality, wealth and income inequality trends, and look at what can be done about it through taxation. Barra outlines the main findings of the ESRI […]

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315. Ending Youth Homelessness: Lessons from Finland & Scotland

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to a panel of very special guests form Finland, Scotland and Ireland, who all work in the area of youth homelessness and housing. Joining him are Hilma Sormunen, from NAL, which builds and rents youth affordable housing in Finland (they talk about the Finnish experience of successfully reducing homelessness […]

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314. Pushing Back on Failed Housing Policy with Leilani Farha

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory and Tony are rejoined by Director of the global movement for a right to housing, The Shift and former UN Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. They discuss where the financialisation of housing is at globally, how the real estate funds are still devouring up our […]

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312. Hope and Courage: How to Counter Hate & Fear

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to Niamh McDonald, Coordinator of the Hope and Courage Collective, about their new report ‘Greater than Fear’, which provides lessons from communities in Ireland about how to create hope and solidarity within communities to stop the spread of hate and fear by the far-right. We discuss the on-going […]

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310. Was Everyone in the North Inner City Born in a Robbed Car

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Paula Kearney, a community worker in the North East Inner City about the community response to the recent proposals around armed gardai, the reality of life for young people and communities in the inner city, the structural violence of inequality and exclusion that is done by the state […]

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309. Hope for the Hopeless with John Harris

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Podcast, Rory and Tony are joined by award winning writer, political commentator and host of the Guardian’s Politics Weekly podcast, John Harris, for a long overdue catchup. They discuss the general state of the UK’s politics as it moves beyond the various crises of recent years, the struggles of working class communities […]

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