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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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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