214. Absurd Economics & Bonkers Billionaires Driving Us to Extinction

This Reboot Republic talks to John Gibbons, long time climate action activist, environmentalist and campaigning journalist about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on the Irish Government’s climate targets. We are supposed to have a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030, but on the basis of current responses, we will only get a 20% reduction. We discuss what’s wrong with […]

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213. We’re Not Leaving: Lisa & Her Daughter Face Eviction

This Reboot Republic talks to Lisa O Shea, who is being evicted from her and daughters home in Cahersiveen Co Kerry. Lisa explains how hard it has been packing up her stuff, how upset her daughter is. The anxiety and worry about where will they go. She talks about the trauma of the loss of their home, their neighbours, their […]

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210. Housing Crisis Out of Control; Supermac’s Evicting Tenants in Limerick

This Reboot Republic discusses the mass eviction of approximately 100 residents from their homes in the Shannon Arms Apartments on Henry Street in Limerick. The evictions are being undertaken by several landlords, including Supermac’s owner and multimillionaire, Mr. Pat McDonagh. We talk to El/len Reid-Buckley, a sociologist, writer and artist based in Limerick and Communications Officer for the Limerick CATU […]

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209. Everyone Should Have A Home: A Musician’s Protest

This Reboot Republic talks to musician Martin Leahy, who has released a song called Everyone Should Have a Home, and is holding a weekly protest at the Dail on Thursdays at 1pm. He talks about the insecurity of renting, the mental health impact, of never having a sense of a secure home, how he now faces eviction and is priced […]

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208. Economic Storm Clouds & Pathetic Affordable Housing Delivery

In this Reboot Republic Rory and Tony analyse some of the big housing and economic issues of the last few weeks. We discuss the pathetic affordable housing figures, rising rents, and the potential impacts of rising inflation, interest rates and recession, what is coming down the line? And what impact it will we have. We highlight some positive signs on […]

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207. Scavenger Capitalism – The African Debt Crisis

Closing Schools to Pay the Debt! This Reboot Republic talks to Dereje Alemayehu, Executive Coordinator of the Nobel Prize nominated Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Dereje has served as Senior Economic Justice Advisor at Christian Aid. Prior to that he was Christian Aid’s Country Manager for East Africa for 15 years and he has a PhD in Economics. We discuss […]

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206. European Independent Living Day

Why we need Personal Assistant Services with James Cawley of ILMI This Reboot Republic talks to the always wonderful James Cawley, policy officer with Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) and proud disabled person, about the ILMI’s campaign for Personal Assistant Services for disabled people, to be available as a right. The ILMI is led by disabled people and James explains […]

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