Who Owns Our Land? Land Speculation & The Housing Crisis

This Reboot Podcast talks to Dr Rob Sweeney of TASC and author of the new report ‘Trading Places: Report on Land and Housing’. Rory and Rob discuss what role land speculation plays in our housing crisis, and how it impacts on market supply of housing, and what role the state could be playing in being an active manager and purchaser […]

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204. Housing Division – Where is the Government’s Emergency Response?

In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony discuss the lack of a real emergency response from the Government to what we call, the triple housing emergency – of needing to provide homes for Ukrainian refugees, for the already in homelessness/inadequate housing (including Traveller accommodation crisis and those in Direct Provision) and those stuck renting and at home looking to buy […]

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202. Personal Stories of the Housing Crisis – Emily’s Story

Listeners might have seen the recent twitter post about a young mother living in their parents box room sharing a bed with their toddler. We reached out to Emily and they agreed to tell us their story. Emily speaks candidly about her feelings of failure, shame and at times hopelessness. But it is not their fault. This is the reality […]

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201. Belfast’s Housing Crisis – Hope!

In this Reboot Republic I talk to Marissa McMahon, of the Participation and Practice in Rights Project, based in Belfast and Northern Ireland. I visited Belfast and met with Marissa and homeless families and listened to their experiences of a worsening housing and homelessness crisis. We talk about how the crisis is impacting on people, the structural sectarian division through […]

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200. What Do the Investment Funds Want?

In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony discuss the Global Investment Funds that are now the biggest players in Residential Property. They look at how they operate, the impact they have in areas where they gain dominance and most importantly they discuss the solutions and alternatives to this Generation Rent model. Tickets for our Live Show:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tortoise-shack-live-easter-sunday-special-tickets-296620518957?keep_tld=1 Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack […]

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199. How to House Refugees

The Irish people have reacted with incredible generosity to the war in Ukraine. But after the pledges of support we need real action. Joining Rory and Tony to discuss how we can house the people fleeing war and those already stuck in our refugee system is Housing Lecturer with TUD and member of the Irish Refugee Council, Dr Lorcan Sirr. […]

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195. Global Solidarity Against War & Inequality

Listeners may have seen a thread on twitter by the Fight Inequality Alliance calling for a solidarity and support for all people suffering from the ravages of war. (Here: https://twitter.com/FightInequality/status/1498571202767597568?s=20&t=SWVbUwZkAz6SRwAjnd_rEw) On this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony chat with the author of that thread, Global Convenor of fightinequality.org, Jenny Ricks. We discuss our common humanity, the media framing of different […]

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