Podcast by Jerome Devitt
Pol Soc Podcast EP 13 - Ireland, UN, and Human Rights
Jerome is joined by Dr Lucy Michael of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to discussion the relationship between Ireland and UN Human Rights system, covering the Universal Periodic Review, Treaty Bodies, CERD, and numerous specific concepts drawn from the LC Politics and Society subject specification.
PolSoc Podcast EP 12 - IHREC
In this week’s episode, Jerome is joined by Chief Commissioner Sinéad Gibney to discuss of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission - IHREC. Chief Commissioner Gibney outlines the multiple roles played by the organization and its commissioners, as well as describing how IHREC interacts with Irish society – from the Government to Civil Society and beyond. Remember to access the ‘show notes’ (including the Listen-Along Guide) here: https://polsocpodcast.com/episode-notes-episode-12-the-irish-human-rights-and-equality-commission/
Pol Soc Podcast EP 11 The Irish Constitution
In this week's episode, Jerome is joined by three guests: Dr Jennifer Kavanagh of Waterford Institute of Technology, Sean Garvey of the Referendum Commission, and Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Mid-West Eoin Ó Broin. They discuss the background to, the workings of, and some of the possible future changes that might be expected to the 1937 Irish Constitution, Bunreacht na hÉireann. The role of the Referendum Commission is explained to students, and Deputy Ó Broin's proposal to include the Right to Housing in the Constitution is examined as a case study. As ever, the 'Listen-Along Guide' and numerous additional resources can be found on the 'Episode Notes' page for this episode at www.polsocpodcast.com/episode-11-notes/
Pol Soc Podcast Ep 10 Children's Rights and Policies
In this episode, Jerome is joined by three guests; The Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon; DCU student Holly Farrell; and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Roderic O'Gorman TD. Throughout the episode the reciprocal themes of Children's Rights and Policies impacting on children are explored from different perspectives. As always, the 'show notes' are available from www.polsocpodcast.com, including lots of additional resources, case-study materials, and the 'Listen-Along Guide' designed to help students get the most out of the episode.
Ep 9 John Locke
In this episode we're joined by Professor Graham Finlay of UCD School of Politics and International Relations discussing the life and work of one of the Key Thinkers on the Politics & Society course, John Locke. The discussion ranges from his historical context, to Natural Rights, from his longstanding political influence to ideas of Religious Toleration. For a full range of revision materials specifically designed for this episode and for a range of other support materials, visit www.polsocpodcast.com
Ep 8 - Trocaire, Fr McDonagh, and Climate
This track hosts Trocaire's Global Voices podcast on key thinker Fr Sean McDonagh, Climate, and Sustainable Development (to make it more available to Leaving Cert students. Get the full range of resources from Trocaire themselves and the Pol-Soc podcast by going to the Episode Notes page: https://polsocpodcast.com/episode-8-notes/
Great podcast, great man. There is a legend in the world of politics, and his name is Jerome Devitt. If you are lucky enough to hear him teach you have been lucky enough to have truly lived and breathed the politics.
Favourite podcast from my favourite teacher
Best class ever, best podcast ever and of course... Best teacher ever !!!
Well worth the listen
The kids are a little anoying