297. Eco & Status Anxieties

Can we help the environment & our well being? Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks with Dr Morgan Phillips, Head of Education & Youth Engagement at Global Action Plan, about eco anxiety and the connection between status anxiety, inequality and conspicious consumption, and how we can address the environment while also improving our well […]

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293. Factory Built Homes

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack The solution to the housing crisis the developers and banks don’t want you to know about: Factory built sustainable homes for €150,000 In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Building Surveyor, Fergus Merriman, about a revolutionary idea for delivering homes – mass produced factory built housing, that are sustainable and affordable. Fergus explains how it […]

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295. Our Common Humanity: Taking on the far right through community conversations

Please join us for lots of exclusives at patreon.com/tortoiseshack (Note: Recorded June 19th for members) In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Dean Scurry, community activist in Ballymun and co-organiser of the Apollo House occupation, about Dean’s innovative work responding to the rise in anti-refugee protests. Dean went and spoke to asylum seekers and homeless sleeping in tents, and to […]

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291. Feeding People on the Streets of Dublin – The Muslim Sisters of Eire

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Lorraine from the Muslim Sisters of Eire, who are doing trojan work providing hot meals to those who need it on the streets of Dublin, and also working to support integration and tackle racism. We discuss the on-going cost of living crisis, what they are seeing in terms […]

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294. The Generation Gap

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Dr Tom McDonnell, Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute about where the Irish economy is headed, interest rates and inflation, why tax cuts just benefit those on higher incomes and will result in poorer public services, how the older generation has rigged the economy to benefit themselves, the growing intergenerational inequality (‘gerentocracy’) […]

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296. People Rising – Raise the Roof Cork

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to some of the organisers of this weekends (Saturday June 10th) Raise the Roof rally taking place in Cork City. He’s joined by Barry Murphy, general secretary of the plasters union, Eva Mitchell, union organiser with SIPTU, and Martin Leahy, musician and friend of the pod. We talk about […]

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