164. Oscar Traynor: Why are we giving away public land to private developers?

This Reboot Republic talks to architect and analyst, Mel Reynolds. Emily Duffy, former deputy director of Uplift, Emily Duffy and Dublin City Independent Councillor, John Lyons, about the latest proposed deal for DCC to sell its public land at the Oscar Traynor Road site to private developer Glenveagh. The panel provides an analysis of the extent of transfer of public […]

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161. An Equality Analysis of Budget 2022: Part 2

This Reboot Republic podcast is the second of our Budget 2022 Panel analysis and gets a social justice and equality analysis of Budget 2022 its measures, positives, and failings from an all female panel of five guests, with Early Childhood Teacher and Big Start campaigner, Deborah Reynolds who highlights the win their campaign achieved and need for continued action for […]

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160. Voices of Social Justice: An Equality Analysis of Budget 2022: Part 1

This Reboot Republic podcast is the first part of our Budget 2022 Panel Analysis. This first panel of four guests gets a social justice and equality analysis of Budget 2022, its measures, positives, and failings with Colette Bennett, policy analyst with Social Justice Ireland who talks about welfare, housing and health, SIPTU economist Michael Taft who highlights the need for […]

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Keeping the Mics On

We were putting together today’s podcast on NAMA (out now on the patreon feed) and adding the “patreon ad”, when the conversation got a bit more serious. Rory and Tony discuss the work that goes into The Tortoise Shack, the personal costs that come with that and the choices facing the platform in the weeks ahead. We reflect on the […]

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158. Exclusive: Turning the Tax Floor into a Ceiling with Jorge Coronado.

As part of our continued coverage of the ‘historic’ Minimum Corporation Tax Rate deal this Reboot Republic talks with Jorge Coronado who is a sociologist, specialized in Political Economics, Jorge is an expert in Taxation, Poverty and Social Protection. Trade union advisor and social activist, he is part of the ComisiĆ³n Nacional de Enlace in Costa Rica and is a […]

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159. Budget 2022: A Budget for the Vultures

In this crossover Reboot Republic and Echo Chamber podcast, Rory and Martin dissect the Budget to see what impact it is likely to have. Rory explains how the Budget is a budget for the investor funds, developers and landlords and ignored Generation Rent. It failed to implement measures to tackle the investor funds or rents or borrow and build state […]

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“We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before” – Evictions, Rent Arrears & Homelessness

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy of homelessness charity, Focus Ireland and Ann-Marie O’Reilly, Policy officer with Threshold, the national housing charity for tenants. We discuss the reasons underlying the recent increase in homelessness, and evictions in the private rental sector. Mike describes the current situation as one which they have never seen before as […]

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