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The Black Eye is the podcast that peels away the public relations veneer of sport and more, to reveal some ugly truths. Hosted by award winning journalist and author, Ewan MacKenna, each episode will deal with a subject from a perspective seldom seen on the front and back pages. Our mantra of ‘truthful, not neutral’ means this might not be for diehard fans who want yet more celebration of their favourite but highly flawed celebrity. But that’s okay with us.
 
Disturbing the Peace is a podcast focused on the less-talked-about topics in Ireland. Hosted by content creator and writer Rachel O’Neill, the podcast aims to tackle those subjects that you don’t always hear or read about. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry, it might even make you squirm. The point of it is to make you think about things and see things in a new light and maybe learn something while you’re at it. Follow us on @dtp_pod to keep up with all the latest news and if you ...
 
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This Reboot Republic podcast is the second of our Budget 2022 Panel analysis and gets a social justice and equality analysis of Budget 2022 its measures, positives, and failings from an all female panel of five guests, with Early Childhood Teacher and Big Start campaigner, Deborah Reynolds who highlights the win their campaign achieved and need for…
 
Curious about poppers and using them during sex? Youre not alone, and author Adam Zmith has just published an excellent book about the history of poppers and their connection to sex, particualry within the gay community. Enjoy this bonus episode and grab a copy of Adam's book 'Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures', out now!Support us …
 
This Reboot Republic podcast is the first part of our Budget 2022 Panel Analysis. This first panel of four guests gets a social justice and equality analysis of Budget 2022, its measures, positives, and failings with Colette Bennett, policy analyst with Social Justice Ireland who talks about welfare, housing and health, SIPTU economist Michael Taft…
 
This was recorded for our patreon members on Sept 17th. But given the Tánaiste's recent and unhelpful comments on scoliosis we're posting it now here for all. Some of you might have seen the viral thread our guest, Physicist, Dan Nickstrom, (@dan462) posted about the healthcare his son received in Helsinki recently and how it compared to his experi…
 
Last week Economist at Trinity College Dublin, Ronan Lyons, rejoined us on the tortoise shack to dig into housing policy and the supply challenges. We discuss Budget 2022 and whether Ireland should be in such a rush to balance its books. We look at Ronan's claims of anti-science in the housing debate and ask where does he think we are going wrong. …
 
This Reboot Republic podcast Rory and Tony discuss the scandal of NAMA's continued sale of land and property to cuckoo investor funds, its failure to use its land for affordable housing and how the Minister for Finance has the power to change NAMA's direction under the 2009 NAMA Act. They show that NAMA still has huge land and property, and how thi…
 
We were putting together today's podcast on NAMA (out now on the patreon feed) and adding the "patreon ad", when the conversation got a bit more serious. Rory and Tony discuss the work that goes into The Tortoise Shack, the personal costs that come with that and the choices facing the platform in the weeks ahead. We reflect on the social good this …
 
We were putting together today's podcast on NAMA (out now on the patreon feed) and adding the "patreon ad", when the conversation got a bit more serious. Rory and Tony discuss the work that goes into The Tortoise Shack, the personal costs that come with that and the choices facing the platform in the weeks ahead. We reflect on the social good this …
 
One of the most common questions we hear is ''how do I speak to my kids about consent?', and at what age. To explore this, I'm joined by educator Nadine Thornhill who works with parents to talk to their kids about sex, consent, and how to prevent sexual violence. Nadine talks about making awkward conversations engaging for kids and how to make it a…
 
We've just finished recording a really excellent Sunday Special. Joining Martin and Tony are journalist with the Dublin Inquirer, Shamim Malekmian, Author, Alvagh Cronin, Mr Irish election projections, Harry McEvenasoneya and GFA advocate, writer and regular contributor, Emma DeSouza.We talked about Shamim's work in exposing children going missing …
 
We've just finished recording a really excellent Sunday Special. Joining Martin and Tony are journalist with the Dublin Inquirer, Shamim Malekmian, Author, Alvagh Cronin, Mr Irish election projections, Harry McEvenasoneya and GFA advocate, writer and regular contributor, Emma DeSouza.We talked about Shamim's work in exposing children going missing …
 
We've just finished recording a really excellent Sunday Special. Joining Martin and Tony are journalist with the Dublin Inquirer, Shamim Malekmian, Author, Alvagh Cronin, Mr Irish election projections, Harry McEvenasoneya and GFA advocate, writer and regular contributor, Emma DeSouza.We talked about Shamim's work in exposing children going missing …
 
As part of our continued coverage of the 'historic' Minimum Corporation Tax Rate deal this Reboot Republic talks with Jorge Coronado who is a sociologist, specialized in Political Economics, Jorge is an expert in Taxation, Poverty and Social Protection. Trade union advisor and social activist, he is part of the Comisión Nacional de Enlace in Costa …
 
As part of our continued coverage of the 'historic' Minimum Corporation Tax Rate deal this Reboot Republic talks with Jorge Coronado who is a sociologist, specialized in Political Economics, Jorge is an expert in Taxation, Poverty and Social Protection. Trade union advisor and social activist, he is part of the Comisión Nacional de Enlace in Costa …
 
Do you know what your sex toys are made of? some sex toys are made of material that can melt, which is definitely not what you want going in or on your body! Thankfully, sex toys will now be regulated and here to talk me through this change is sex toy expert Stu Nugent who explains how sex toys can change the world (and your personal safety!) Find …
 
It was a pleasure to be joined in The Tortoise Shack with Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair who is Head of International Advocacy with Concern Worldwide and by Asst Prof in Security Studies, DCU, Caitriona Dowd, to discuss the report into the use of hunger as a means of warfare, Ireland's seat on the UN Council, the climate challenge and the wars that seem …
 
In this crossover Reboot Republic and Echo Chamber podcast, Rory and Martin dissect the Budget to see what impact it is likely to have. Rory explains how the Budget is a budget for the investor funds, developers and landlords and ignored Generation Rent. It failed to implement measures to tackle the investor funds or rents or borrow and build state…
 
In this crossover Reboot Republic and Echo Chamber podcast, Rory and Martin dissect the Budget to see what impact it is likely to have. Rory explains how the Budget is a budget for the investor funds, developers and landlords and ignored Generation Rent. It failed to implement measures to tackle the investor funds or rents or borrow and build state…
 
We were joined by Independent International Development Consultant, Researcher Affiliate with the Cambridge Central Asia Forum and lead author of the report joint Oxfam and Trócaire report - Sustainable Food Systems: Steps Ireland can take to become a global leader, Sinead Mowlds, to talk all things food.Sinead outlines the context for the report, …
 
This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy of homelessness charity, Focus Ireland and Ann-Marie O'Reilly, Policy officer with Threshold, the national housing charity for tenants. We discuss the reasons underlying the recent increase in homelessness, and evictions in the private rental sector. Mike describes the current s…
 
This Reboot Republic Podcast talks to Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy of homelessness charity, Focus Ireland and Ann-Marie O'Reilly, Policy officer with Threshold, the national housing charity for tenants. We discuss the reasons underlying the recent increase in homelessness, and evictions in the private rental sector. Mike describes the current s…
 
We speak a lot about sexual wellness on the podcast, but what actually is sexual wellness, and how can we enjoy it? For the 100th episode, I am lucky to be joined by Jay Watts who explains how we can all increase our sexual pleasure and wellness, and identify barriers in order to tackle them. Head over to @glowwestpodcast on instagram to enter the …
 
On this weeks Sunday Special we were joined by new public rep for PBP Clondalkin, Darragh Adelaide and Senior Reporter with the Business Post, Killian Woods.We talk the NI Partition Commemorations. Comrade Dermot Desmond, the supply and demand fallacy, PBP for change and not just protest, the Slaintecare failure repackaged as a success, the Pension…
 
On this weeks Sunday Special we were joined by new public rep for PBP Clondalkin, Darragh Adelaide and Senior Reporter with the Business Post, Killian Woods.We talk the NI Partition Commemorations. Comrade Dermot Desmond, the supply and demand fallacy, PBP for change and not just protest, the Slaintecare failure repackaged as a success, the Pension…
 
On this weeks Sunday Special we were joined by new public rep for PBP Clondalkin, Darragh Adelaide and Senior Reporter with the Business Post, Killian Woods.We talk the NI Partition Commemorations. Comrade Dermot Desmond, the supply and demand fallacy, PBP for change and not just protest, the Slaintecare failure repackaged as a success, the Pension…
 
This Reboot Republic podcast discusses what should be in Budget 2022 with Dr Tom McDonald of the Nevin Economic Research Institute and Dr Tricia Keilthy, Head of Policy, St Vincent De Paul. They outline what should be done to address key issues of poverty and inequality, and the economic analysis of where the economy is going and what should be don…
 
Whistleblowers are responsible for identification and recovery of more money than all the regulatory bodies of the EU combined. So why is it that 'Whistleblower' has such negative connotations not just in the EU, but particularly in Ireland?We are joined by whistleblowers, Julie Grace and Noel McGree, to discuss their recent appearance at the Finan…
 
This Reboot Republic talks about what should be in the upcoming Budget 2022 to deliver affordable housing with Sinn Fein Housing Spokesperson, Eoin O Broin TD and author of Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer. We discuss funding and measures for affordable housing, public housing, and how to build the capacity to deliver housing at the scale req…
 
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