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The original independent news, politics and culture podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously and yet punches well above its weight. Join critically acclaimed & derided hosts Tony Groves and Martin McMahon as they delve into the news of the day, pull apart the spin and bluster and bring unedited corporate free unapologetic realism to the things that matter. in the . There will be shenanigans!
 
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Joining us to discuss journalism outside the mainstream are Co-Founders of ontheditch.com, Eoghan McNeill and Roman Shortall. We discuss their beginnings, their links with Web Summit founder, Paddy Cosgrave and what that might mean for how their stories are received. Roman and Eoghan discuss the revelations their work exposed in An Bord Pleanála an…
 
In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks about rising child poverty in Ireland with Tanya Ward, CEO of the Children's Rights Alliance, Marian Quinn, CEO of the Childhood Development Initiative, and Zoe Obeimhen, mother of four and a campaigner for the Bridgefoot Street playground. We discuss the findings from the Child Poverty Monitor 2022, impact of po…
 
The World Health Organisation has called Monkeypox a 'global health emergency.' Yet, as our guests, Dr Ciara Conlon and Robbie Lawlor, both of Access to Medicines Ireland, outline it is not been treated as one.They discuss the international inaction that is going to allow this virus to spread and the steps nationally and internationally needed to s…
 
There’s been a lot of infighting within the 3 Government parties around climate action and targets. But what about the main party of opposition? Joining me to discuss this is Sinn Féin TD and their Climate Spokesperson, Darren O’Rourke.We discuss effective opposition, governments super majority and then I ask if his party is serious about leading a…
 
It was a pleasure to be joined by Economic justice campaigner. Professor of Accounting Practice, Sheffield University. Chartered accountant. Political economist. Co-founder, the Green New Deal, Richard Murphy. We discuss the economic icebergs the Bank of England (and prospective Conservative leaders) seem determined to steer towards. Why neoliberal…
 
Tensions in Gaza are rising as another Islamic Jihad leader has been killed and with the death toll now over 30, there are fears that things are going to get worse. Joining me to discuss this is Ramallah based Journalist, Gareth Browne. Gareth explains how this escalation started with the arrest of Islamic Jihad commander Bassam al-Saadi in Jenin, …
 
A few minutes ago Gaza-based Activist, Researcher and Journalist, Issam Adwan, joined me to discuss the events of yesterday that led to the killings of 10 people, including a 5 year old girl, a 23 year old woman and a senior member of Islamic Jihad.He outlines the reasons for this escalation in the besieged area and why the Israeli elections mean t…
 
Social Democrats TD, Holly Cairns, joined me to discuss the last Dáil term, the dysfunction in how the Houses operate and a deep-dive on Ireland's ongoing failure to live up to our International obligations to people with disabilities. We also talk Climate Action and ask are we really serious about taking the steps necessary to mitigate the worst i…
 
(recorded Jun 18th) Joining me to discuss the end of this Dáil term is independent TD, Catherine Connolly. We had a lot to cover from her viral comments regarding the Confidence Vote, the failure to learn from Covid, the Climate Emergency, a deep-dive into housing issues in Galway, the 3three-tier asylum system and her considered thoughts on MEP's …
 
This Reboot Republic talks to Mostafa Darwish, award winning investigative journalist who has produced a new four part documentary series on Ireland's housing crisis for the Irish Mirror. Mostafa talks about his experience with the Arab Spring in Egypt, direct provision in Ireland and the impact on the mental health of asylum seekers, making Irelan…
 
UK Political Commentator of the year, Guardian columnist and host of the Politics Weekly Podcast, John Harris, joined Tony to talk British politics, English nostalgia and the opportunity for a progressive coalition that will deal with the various real life crises and not engage in culture war nonsense.Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack…
 
This Reboot Republic talks to Senator Eileen Flynn about her experience as being an 'other' within Irish society, as Ireland's first Traveller member of the Oireachtas, her work in the Seanad highlighting Traveller and wider inequalities and human rights, her own experience of discrimination just last week being refused entry to a premises, and the…
 
Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin, joined me to discuss the Mica Redress Scheme and the 80, yes 80, amendments that the homeowners wanted in the legislation that was guillotined through the Dáil.We talk housing defects, industry and State culpability and how to stop these issues happening in the future. We also discuss the cost of living…
 
Some stories are just too good to spoil. So without giving anything away, I had a chat with Connacht based techie, Eilís Ní Fhlannagáin, about her journey, the activism that drives her and her key role in a truly remarkable story that proves that it is often better to ask for forgiveness than permission.This is a real treat!Join us for plea free po…
 
In what happens to be the last episode recorded before she died, Vicky is joined by Dr Sindy Joyce and Dr Amanda Haynes of the University of Limerick, speaking about the findings of their recently published report on Irish Travellers Access to Justice. They discuss the reasons for conducting the research and how they went about doing it. They discu…
 
In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Michael Taft, economist with SIPTU, about how to tackle the cost of living crisis. Ireland has seen some of the highest electricity and gas price rises in the EU.In France and Malta the governments controlled gas and electricity prices, Michael sets out how we can do it here too, how to tackle profit price inf…
 
Ulster Unionist Party member, LGBT Rights activist, writer and Political Commentator, Michael Palmer, joined me to discuss growing up gay in an Unionist community, the failures of the Good Friday Agreement, the 12th celebrations, the political stagnation in Stormont and much, much more.Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack…
 
In this Reboot Republic Rory talks to Barra Roantree, economist researcher with the ESRI, about the collapse in homeownership levels in Ireland, the rental crisis, inequality, investor funds and housing financialisation, land tax, cost of living and energy poverty. Barra co-authored the recent report- Future trends in housing tenure and the adequac…
 
You may have seen the investigation into the 'Potential fraud' in poultry farm planning applications:https://www.noteworthy.ie/factory-farm-pt1-teagasc-news-5800977-Jul2022/ Joining me to discuss this, the damage it can cause and what is happening now is Investigative Reporter with Noteworthy, Niall Sargent. Niall talks about the recurring problems…
 
I've just been joined on the podcast by Neuroscientist and TCD Prof, Tomás Ryan to discuss the current Covid 19 Wave and ask why are we sleepwalking into another winter of discontent.We discuss the most recent findings about Long Covid, repeat infections and the potentially devastating impacts it can have. Tomás outlines the mitigations that are op…
 
If you have seen the shocking images of the 37 people killed at the Moroccan/Spanish Border enclave of Melilla you will know why so many people are correctly calling out Fortress Europe for its migration policy double standards.Joining me to discuss these tragic and horrific events, the EU/Spanish Govts role in same and what it means for the loomin…
 
This Reboot Republic talks to Sharon Crandall who is being made homeless on Thursday. Her and her son are losing their rental home, and Sharon is going living in her car as she has not been able to find somewhere to live in the place she has lived for twenty years, West Kerry. Sharon is upset, and explains in human terms the anxiety that being made…
 
There's a lot of popular economic narratives out there at the moment that don't seem to tally with the lived experience of a majority in our society. It can be hard to make sense of it all. So it was great to chat again with UCD's Assoc Prof of Political Economy, Aidan Regan, to delve into it framing, figures and facts.Aidan simplifies the complica…
 
We watched with sadness as the US Supreme Court overturned Roe and Casey last week. But we weren't without hope. Joining us to discuss what it means, the lessons grassroots activists have learned and where the hope is are former Socialist Party TD and ROSA cofounder, Ruth Coppinger, academic, activist and Author of Repealed, Dr Camilla Fitzsimons a…
 
In this Reboot Republic podcast Rory talks to Chloé Serme-Morin, external researcher & coordinator of the annual Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe produced by FEANTSA & Abbé Pierre Foundation. We discuss what have EU Governments committed to in ending homelessness by 2030, the rise in, and impact of, evictions across the EU, the lifting of pa…
 
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