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Reboot Republic is the innovative Podcast that delves beyond the headlines and soundbites and pulls up the roots of our Social Crises to unearth progressive solutions. We talk to world leading experts, politicians, activists and everyday change-makers. This not about tinkering around the edges. Hosted by Lecturer of Social Policy in Maynooth University and Social Justice Campaigner, Dr Rory Hearne and independent podcast nerd Tony Groves, we look beyond the political speak for real, globally tried and tested solutions. Reboot Republic aims to be the podcast for an optimistic and inclusive future and not the polarised present. There is another way. Listen, share and join in our conversation as we start a new journey

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Reboot Republic is the innovative Podcast that delves beyond the headlines and soundbites and pulls up the roots of our Social Crises to unearth progressive solutions. We talk to world leading experts, politicians, activists and everyday change-makers. This not about tinkering around the edges. Hosted by Lecturer of Social Policy in Maynooth University and Social Justice Campaigner, Dr Rory Hearne and independent podcast nerd Tony Groves, we look beyond the political speak for real, globally tried and tested solutions. Reboot Republic aims to be the podcast for an optimistic and inclusive future and not the polarised present. There is another way. Listen, share and join in our conversation as we start a new journey

    833. The Energy Crisis vs Climate Action

    833. The Energy Crisis vs Climate Action

    (Note: Published for members Jun 23. But following comments on Data Centers we thought we'd lift the paywall as a fact check) It was a pleasure to be joined by Political Correspondent and Environmental Reporter with the Business Post, Daniel Murray, to discuss the Venn Diagram of politics and climate action.

    Daniel explains why Ireland is so overexposed to the current dual energy crises and why without significant investment it will only get worse. We discuss the widening gaps between climate action plans and their implementation and the cost vs opportunity narratives.

    I really enjoyed this chat.

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    • 42 min
    219. 166,000 Vacant Homes is Criminal; Census 2022 Analysis

    219. 166,000 Vacant Homes is Criminal; Census 2022 Analysis

    In this Reboot Republic, Rory and Tony discuss the preliminary results of Census 2022 which showed that 166,000 homes are vacant across the country, including 35,000 vacant rental properties, while there are just 850 properties available to rent nationally.

    We break down the figures, and highlight the gap in housing provision around the country. We also discuss the Generational mental health crisis of young adults, the policy being made for the banks, lack of regulation of profiteering and the cost of living, and the REIT investor funds. Warning; contains some strong language and high anger levels!

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    • 38 min
    217. Cost of Living Crisis; We bailed out banks – Now bail out households

    217. Cost of Living Crisis; We bailed out banks – Now bail out households

    In this Reboot Republic Rory talks to Head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent De Paul, Tricia Keilthy, about the cost of living crisis and its impact on households, energy poverty, and how it is not a case of can we afford to provide for welfare increases, but can we afford not to?

    We discuss Ireland's economic and social system that has the highest cost of living in Europe because of a lack of public services and neoliberal unregulated markets. We also outline why we should have the ambition, and policies, to end poverty, particularly child poverty.

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    • 33 min
    216. Irish Aid Commitments & Famine in Africa

    216. Irish Aid Commitments & Famine in Africa

    In this Reboot Republic Rory and Tony speak with Jane Ann McKenna, CEO of Dochas, the Irish Network for International Development and Humanitarian Organisations, about the fact that 23 million people in the Horn of Africa face extreme food insecurity, and are on the brink of famine. She explains what can and should be done at a global level, to respond now, and their pre-budget call on the Irish Government to meet global Aid targets, we also discuss the role of tax injustice, debt, Climate and billionaires in contributing to global inequality.

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    • 23 min
    215. It’s Rent or Food; Lets Raise the Roof across the Country

    215. It’s Rent or Food; Lets Raise the Roof across the Country

    In this Reboot Republic Rory talks to Louise Bayliss, Focus Ireland Campaigns Coordinator, Macdara Doyle, ICTU and Raise the Roof and Dr Lorcan Sirr, TU Dublin. We discuss the worsening homelessness crisis, the cost of living and housing crisis facing people, and the housing policies that got us into the crisis, and the solutions. This podcast is highlighting the Raise the Roof meetings taking place around the country which you can attend;

    Check out:

    Raise The Roof

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    214. Absurd Economics & Bonkers Billionaires Driving Us to Extinction

    214. Absurd Economics & Bonkers Billionaires Driving Us to Extinction

    This Reboot Republic talks to John Gibbons, long time climate action activist, environmentalist and campaigning journalist about the Environmental Protection Agency's latest report on the Irish Government's climate targets. We are supposed to have a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030, but on the basis of current responses, we will only get a 20% reduction.

    We discuss what's wrong with concentration in Irish agriculture, food sovereignty and security, the problem with the dominant climate economics, which models, the cost efficiency of climate investment at a 4 degree increase, basically when the planet is destroyed. And we discuss inequalities and billionaires, and why we need a redistributive transition to change our economies and societies through the climate changes.

    A terryifing and neccessary, but also determined podcast. please like, leave a review and share it around to your friends and on social media. Its not just a podcast, its a movement for change.

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    • 40 min

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