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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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Thanks to Mr irishelectionprojections.com, Harry McEvansoneya, Dublin Inquirer Reporter, Shamim Malekmian and Campaigner and #BreakTheSilence organiser, Mick Finnegan, for joining us along with our online audience to chat about the week that was.Mick brings us up to date on the situation regarding the still unpublished St Johns Ambulance report int…
 
Thanks to Mr irishelectionprojections.com, Harry McEvansoneya, Dublin Inquirer Reporter, Shamim Malekmian and Campaigner and #BreakTheSilence organiser, Mick Finnegan, for joining us along with our online audience to chat about the week that was.Mick brings us up to date on the situation regarding the still unpublished St Johns Ambulance report int…
 
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…
 
Listeners will be familiar with our guest, Chair of United Against Racism, Memet Uludag, and his work in countering the far right in Ireland. What is news to most is that he was recently in Lesbos, Greece, for the (sham)trial of 24 people charged with all sorts of trumped up charges for trying to help save people from drowning in EU waters. He tell…
 
It was a pleasure to be rejoined on the podcast by Mother and Baby Home survivor, writer and actor, Noelle Brown and human rights barrister and pro-bono co-director of clannproject.ie, Dr Maeve O'Rourke. We just wish it was under better circumstances.On Wednesday the government will attempt to ram through a redress scheme based on the High Court di…
 
Scandal, scandal, and scandal. What has 2023 got in store for the UK, and how might that impact us? Rejoining me in the tortoise shack to answer these questions is listener-favourite, Prof Richard Murphy.We look at the NHS under pressure, Rishi Sunak's unhelpful pledges, Labour's lightweight opposition and what lies ahead for climate action, housin…
 
In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks with Hugh Brennan of O Cualann Co Housing Alliance, about the housing situation, where it is going, and how we can provide genuinely affordable homes through not for profit housing associations, local authorities and community-led housing. This is an inspiring podcast that shows there is an alternative t…
 
Benjamin Netanyahu is back and he's brought some of the most controversial people with him. So much so that tens of thousands took to the streets in Israel in protests, and yet this January has been the most deadly for Palestinians since records began.Joining me to discuss the new government, their priority of expanding illegal settlements and what…
 
In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to writer & actor, Clare Dunne. Clare co-wrote, and starred in, the award winning film, Herself (2020), in Kin, and in many other TV & Theatre productions. This is an open, inspiring engaging discussion about where Ireland is today, our values, history, trauma and hope in new action for change. We talk ab…
 
With far right elements pushing blame for the housing crisis towards people seeking international protection, rather than decades of bad government housing policy, 2023 could be a very volatile year. Joining us to discuss where the Govts Homes For All plan is at and what might be ahead, is Senior Business Reporter with the Business Post, Killian Wo…
 
Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshackIn this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory, talks to Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, about life for Ireland's most vulnerable children today. We talk about children and families in homelessness, the trauma and state failure, how we cannot accept these levels of child homelessness as normal, the importance o…
 
Listeners will recall Executive Director with Irish Rule of Law, Aonghus Kelly, last spoke to us about taking a sabbatical from his role and going to Ukraine to work with the EU's Advisory Mission into war crimes and other atrocities taking place following the Russian invasion. Well he's home for a few days and dropped into the tortoise shack to te…
 
In this Reboot Republic Podcast, Rory talks to Sean McCabe, Climate Justice Officer with Bohemians Football Club Dublin and formerly of the Mary Robinson Climate Foundation. We talk about the connections between football, Bohs and climate justice, Sean's view after attending the last COP climate conference, how we face rising inequality in the clim…
 
It was fantastic to sit down with musician, spoken word poet, artist and Ballymuner, Adam Mohamed. We talk about growing up in Ballymun as a Black person, telling his truth and not accepting the narratives imposed on him, finding expression in poetry and creating an anthem for himself.We also discuss the protests in Ballymun, his disappointment wit…
 
It was great, as well as timely, to have Vice Deputy Leader of the Portuguese Socialist Party (Party of Govt), Joao Pina, back on the the tortoise shack. His government are currently undergoing another reshuffle as resignations and allegations engulf the body politic. We talk all about it, the health service under pressure, their ambitions for 2023…
 
Matt McGranahan is one of Ireland's best known trad musicians. His talent is appreciated far and wide and he has played alongside the best known names in the industry. He's been on TV, played in the Aras, was involved in cross border music collaborations bringing trad music to all traditions on the island. It's fair to say that Matt is at the top o…
 
In November, Ireland took in almost as much corporation tax as it did in the entire year of 2015. Many paint this as a success story where everyone is a winner. But it's not as simple as that. Bizarrely much of our success is built on the type of creative accounting that means Ireland is the single largest export market for U.S. software, while we …
 
In this podcast you'll hear about Martin's ongoing health issue and experience of the crisis in our health service.Then Sinn Fein TD for Limerick, Maurice Quinlivan, joins me to discuss the dire situation in University Hospital Limerick and why the government's inadequate response is not new and is putting patient safety at risk.We also discuss mov…
 
In this, Part 2 of our 2022 Review& 2023 Look Forward, Martin, Shamim, Emma, Harry, Sam and Tony, discuss the year ahead, reasons to be hopeful (and there are many) and what they want to see in the days and months ahead. We also chat about challenges and lessons learned from 2022, if any!You'll also hear from James and Timmy of the Two Norries, Ros…
 
Inequality in Ireland in 2022, homelessness record levels; finding hope in a values shift.In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony provide a review of the highlights and lowlights of 2022 and look forward to 2023. They discuss the record homelessness and rents, rising inequality and the cost of living crisis, but also find hope in a value shift that …
 
I hope you're all enjoying few days off or at the very least, taking some time for yourselves. This is the tortoise shack review of (some of) 2022. Joining Martin, Sam and myself to look at highlights, lowlights and a lot, lot more were Shamim Malekmian, Emma DeSouza and Harry McEvansoneya. You'll also hear from listeners and contributors like Rose…
 
In what was a genuine highlight of 2022 for me to have former European 400 meters champion and the best broadcaster in Irish Athletics, David Gillick, come over to the tortoise shack.We discuss he career as an elite athlete, how he struggled to transition to a post-running life, his mental health struggles and the love he has for his family, the sp…
 
In this Reboot Republic, Rory sends a Christmas message to all Reboot listeners. He chats with his kids about their hopes for Xmas, Aisling gives her thoughts on the big social issues of climate, homelessness & sexism..Keelan has a few facts on dinosaurs & Erin sings Jingle Bells. Hope it gives you all a smile. Love you all and thanks for all your …
 
Please join us in 2023 and help keep the mic on at patreon.com/toroiseshackIn this very special podcast, Martin chats to his Da about being a city farmer in the 40s and 50s in Drumcondra. They talk about floods, cows, what a 'tilly' of milk is and driving cows 9 miles from the Ward in North County Dublin to Smithfield. It's difficult to imagine tha…
 
Please join us in 2023 at patreon.com/tortoiseshackThis podcast will hopefully help you in chatting with family and friends over Christmas about Housing for All and challenge the blaming of refugees and the 'house our own first' narrative.In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks to Emily Duffy, Director of Parable Grassroots communications, abou…
 
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