270. Envisioning a New Path – How to Tackle Climate Emergency & Create an Alternative to Inequality & Capitalism

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks with Professor Mary Murphy, Head of the Department of Sociology in Maynooth University and author of new book, Creating an Ecosocial Welfare Future, which is book on how we can create a more equal and sustainable future through transforming our welfare state to prevent and meet the challenges of […]

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269. Where next for Ireland for All? A new movement for a new Ireland

>Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory chats to some of the lead organisers (Dean Scurry, Clare O Connor, and Darragh Adelaide) of the incredible Ireland for All gathering on February 18th which saw tens of thousands people march through Dublin in the largest positive mobilisation in Ireland since the Water Charges in 2015. We talk about […]

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266. Putting the Heart Back into Home – A conversation with Galway artists

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory chats to three wonderful artists and creators who have decided to take imaginative action on housing through organising a ‘Feile Housing-Housing Festival’ on March 11th and 12th in Galway. Brigid Mae Power, musician and songwriter, Kathryn Reynolds who works and plays in the creative arts, and Aoife Welby, qualified visual […]

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267. ‘Go Back to Where You Came From!’

Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Blessing Dada, about her story of child hood trauma, activism, racism and her ideas for allyship and vision for equality and community. Born and raised in Dublin, Blezzing is Black-Irish and a passionate activist for mental health awareness and a champion for social justice. She is an award-winning writer […]

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265. Inequality is Shortening Lives

In this Reboot Republic, Rory chats with tortoise shack editor and Reboot producer, Tony Groves, about a new report that showed an inequality in cancer outcomes based on peoples socioeconomic levels. We discuss inequality as a driver of polarisation and protests. Rory talks about the need to move away from a neoliberal atomisied society and to invest in community. We […]

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264. Exploring the Discourse on Mental Health and Mental Illness

In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks to Dr Calvin Swords, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies Maynooth University, about mental illness and mental health. We ask do we fully understand the significant differences between mental health challenges and mental illness? Calvin explains the difference between the medical approach and the bio psychosocial models to ‘recovery’, social […]

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263. Gaffs Stories – The Conversation of a Generation Locked Out

This is a powerfully honest podcast that offers some of the best insights into the reality of life in Generation Locked Out. In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to Sinead Ellen Griffin and Joanne Whelan about their experience living in their parents homes in their late 20s an early 30s, the impact on their mental health, anxiety, desire for […]

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