153. #HousingShock: Borrow to Build with Prof Kieran McQuinn, ESRI

This Reboot Republic #HousingShock podcast talks to Professor Kieran McQuinn, of the ESRI, the Economic and Social Research Institute, about understanding why we are in the housing crisis, the scale of the housing affordability problem, and the economics behind why the state can and should borrow to build social and affordable housing on a major scale. Professor McQuinn worked in […]

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151. Breaking the Housing for Profit Hegemony

In this Reboot Republic, Rory (and Tony) are joined by An Rabharta Glas – Green Left Councillor in Cork City, Lorna Bogue and Researcher, Urban Geographer and An Rabharta Glas member, Michael Rafferty, to discuss their Party’s Housing Paper: Response to Housing for All Government announcement 2 September 2021. You can download it HERE. We discuss their plan that they […]

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152. No Keys, No Degrees: The Worst Ever Student Accommodation Crisis

This Reboot Republic talks to student representatives from across the country about the student accommodation crisis which has been described as the worst this country has ever seen. We talk to Clare Austick, President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Róisín Nic Lochlainn of the NUIGalway SU, Aine Daly of Technical University for the Shannon, Rachel McCartney of Waterford […]

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150. The Housing Market is Not Rational

Why Government Housing Policy is Inflating House Prices and Rents, with Mel Renolds This Reboot Republic talks to Architect and housing analyst, Mel Reynolds, about the current state of the Irish housing market, what will happen with prices and rents, why economists get it wrong with arguments around increased supply leading to reduced house prices. Mel analyses the Housing for […]

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Ireland’s Human Rights Failures – How long will we accept this for?

This Reboot Republic Podcast is a special podcast discussing the recent report “Monitoring Adequate Housing in Ireland”, published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which outlines that lone parents and their children account for 53 per cent of all homeless families, and are much more likely to experience poor housing […]

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