289. Nurses on the Frontline

The Interconnecting Housing and Health Emergencies Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to nurses about how they are being affected by the housing crisis (paying three quarters of their salaries on rent, huge personal stress) and how its also impacting the health system (hospitals unable to recruit staff due to lack of housing), and […]

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287. Poverty is Lonely

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Rory’s guest this week is Dr Tricia Keilthy, Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent De Paul. They discuss the intensifying cost of living crisis, the 50% increase in calls to SVP for energy support, people going without heat, the need for a rent arrears support fund as a key homelessness and poverty […]

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286. Is Green Capitalism possible?

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack A gendered and inequality analysis of Climate Issues and Policy In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Vanessa Conroy, a tutor and researcher in the Department of Applied Social Studies in Maynooth about Climate policies, action and inequality. Vanessa outlines her research on a gendered analysis of Climate policy and highlights the need to take […]

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285. More Money, More Problems

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Invest the 20bn surplus in housing & climate-with economist Michael Taft In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks with economist with SIPTU Michael Taft, about what should be done with the budget surpluses of 20bn (and even could be 40bn). Michael outlines why the 20bn should not be saved away for pensions (which should be […]

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Devastation & Determination: Town Hall Meeting on the eviction ban

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory sets out the state of the housing crisis, the impact and responses needed to the lifting of the eviction ban, as part of a Town Hall meeting in Galway West organised by Uplift calling for a reinstating of the eviction ban. You will also hear from Saoirse McHugh of […]

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“It’s about the housing crisis” – That Famine Eviction Picture with Artist, Spice Bag

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory & Tony chat with the artist Spice Bag, who’s picture of depicting a famine eviction with modern day Gardai elicited a massive reaction. We discuss what were Spice Bag’s motivations in developing the picture, the legitimacy of the parallel between the famine evictions and todays housing crisis, how all […]

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272. School Teachers Emigrating to Australia Because of the Housing Crisis

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In This Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Dara MacGearailt, a primary school teacher in his mid 20s, who has emigrated to Australia because of the cost of rent and living in Dublin. This is the lived reality and explains how the housing crisis is forcing a generation of young people to leave Ireland, it’s about […]

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