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Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast

Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast

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Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast

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English


Episodes

Here's How 117 – Do Thinteán Féin

2/17/2021
Eoin Ó Broin is Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Midwest and his party's housing spokesperson. ***** A topic which I am interested in is ageing and demographic shift. Ireland was, until quite recently, the youngest country demographically in Europe. However, as Ireland’s baby boomers, the generation that David McWilliams calls the pope’s children, push onwards […] The post Here's How 117 – Do Thinteán Féin appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:02:01:24

Here's How 116 – Sinners or Sinned Against

2/3/2021
Brenda Power is a journalist for the Sunday Times and Irish Daily Mail, and whose work has appeared in many other publications, and is frequently heard on broadcast media. ***** Maybe I'm giving away my age if I mention my nostalgia for the pirate radio stations of the 1980s. I'm just about old enough to […] The post Here's How 116 – Sinners or Sinned Against appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:02:03:32

Here's How 115 – Ambition to Lead

1/20/2021
Jim O'Callaghan is a senior council and Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South. ***** I want to talk about a coup. A coup attempt. A failed coup attempt. It was a ridiculous affair, viewed by some people as little short of comical, despite the fact that several people were killed. The coup attempt was […] The post Here's How 115 – Ambition to Lead appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:02:04:01

Here's How 114 – Sex and Work

11/4/2020
Kate McGrew is the main spokesperson for the Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland. In our interview, I referred to my interview with Sarah Benson, then of Ruhama. ***** I have a big project on at the moment, so this, I'm sorry to say, will be the last Here’s How podcast of 2020. I hope to […] The post Here's How 114 – Sex and Work appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:37:06

Here's How 113 – Unfree Information

10/14/2020
John Hamill is a long-time secular campaigner and participates in the Free Thought Prophet. We talked about his epic Freedom of Information request. ***** You can see there that John’s story tells a pretty damning tale about the attitude of the Department of Education and Skills, as it’s now called, towards the Freedom of Information […] The post Here's How 113 – Unfree Information appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:01:20:48

Here's How 112 – Explaining Aontú

9/30/2020
Peadar Tóibín is the leader, and only TD of Aontú, having previously been elected for Sinn Féin. ***** I don’t normally do pre-buttals on a podcast interview, but I think that in this case it’s important, because in the context of the coronavirus, and Covid 19, it’s just not acceptable to allow incorrect scientific claims […] The post Here's How 112 – Explaining Aontú appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:46:12

Here's How 111 – Local Misgovernment

9/10/2020
Dermot Lacey is a Labour Party member of Dublin City Council for the Pembroke ward. ***** That’s what he said He, by the way is Brandon Lewis, the UK’s Northern Ireland secretary, basically their minister for Northern Ireland. What he’s announcing there is the UK government’s shirking from the treaty that they signed last December […] The post Here's How 111 – Local Misgovernment appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:49:34

Here's How 110 – Briotanach agus Aontachtaithe

9/2/2020
Linda Ervine is a Unionist and Irish language rights activist from East Belfast, and is the president of the recently-formed East Belfast GAA. I talked to her about last year's Ashcroft polling indicating that support for a United Ireland is increasing towards a tipping point in Northern Ireland. **** I was sitting down to do […] The post Here's How 110 – Briotanach agus Aontachtaithe appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:47:55

Here's How 109 – Trumping the Media

8/26/2020
Larry Donnelly is a native of Boston, He teaches law in NUIG. He has published law journal articles in Ireland and internationally, as well as being a regular media commentator. I talked him about an article he wrote for TheJournal.ie. ***** Two minds are better than one. That’s a fairly obviously true saying in most […] The post Here's How 109 – Trumping the Media appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:40:45

Here's How 108 – Scottish Independence

8/19/2020
Alyn Smith is the SNP member of the Westminster parliament for the Scottish constituency of Stirling. Since we spoke, two opinion polls have been published showing the pro-independence side stretching their lead, excluding undecideds, by up to 10 clear percentage points ahead, 55 to 45. ***** You should be paying attention to Belarus. Well, that’s […] The post Here's How 108 – Scottish Independence appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:39:44

Here's How 107 – Sharing Ireland

8/12/2020
Niall Keenan founder and chairperson of the Shared Ireland. ***** Sinn Féin are calling for a complete ban on co-living. Their housing spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin, a very talented politician who’s been on this podcast before, not sure if those two are connected, said announcing this that the new housing minister Darragh O’Brien of Fianna […] The post Here's How 107 – Sharing Ireland appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:37:34

Here's How 106 – Twitter Wars

7/15/2020
Last Saturday there was a demonstration outside the Dáil that was hastily organised to try to capitalise on a controversy that you may or may not have noticed, depending on what corners of Twitter you inhabit, if any. The genesis of this was an article on the website Gript, a clone of far-right American opinion […] The post Here's How 106 – Twitter Wars appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:22:00

Here's How 105 – Polemic and the Left

6/8/2020
Kerry-Anne Mendoza editor-at-large of the Canary and the author of Austerity: Demolition of the Welfare state and the rise of the zombie economy, published in 2015. We discussed this Twitter thread of hers: ***** It really is good to get feedback from listeners, and to know that there is a growing number of listeners out […] The post Here's How 105 – Polemic and the Left appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:32:12

Here's How 104 – Shades of Government

5/11/2020
Malcolm Noonan newly elected Green Party TD for Carlow Kilkenny, having spent 16 years as a local councillor in Kilkenny. ***** It was announced last week that Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin won’t be reopening, the operators said that the lockdown, coupled with high rents, have pushed their business over the edge, and […] The post Here's How 104 – Shades of Government appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:31:20

Here's How 103 – Shades of Green

4/27/2020
Malcolm Byrne won the 2019 bye-election for Fianna Fáil, but did not retain the seat at the general election. He was then elected to Seanad Éireann. Robin Cafolla is chairperson of the Green Party's Climate Forum. His questions, which informed my interview were first published on Twitter. The Green Party has asked a slightly less-focussed […] The post Here's How 103 – Shades of Green appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:47:39

Here's How 102 – AA Roadwatch and the BAI

4/14/2020
Thanks to Cathal Mac Coille, former Morning Ireland presenter for taking the chair in this special podcast. This is the complaint that I sent to RTÉ. RTÉ gave it short shrift. This is the totality of their response. There was some back-and-forth between me and RTÉ, and RTÉ eventually they made it clear that they […] The post Here's How 102 – AA Roadwatch and the BAI appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:41:42

Here's How 101 – Housing Solutions

3/30/2020
Alison Gilliland is Labour Party member of Dublin City Council for Artane/Whitehall. She is also chairperson of Dublin City Council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Housing. In our discussion I mentioned the article in the Irish Times by billionaire financier Dermot Desmond about solutions for the housing crisis. Desmond was found by various investigations to have […] The post Here's How 101 – Housing Solutions appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:43:18

Here's How 100 – Insurance Costs

3/24/2020
Peter Boland, as well as running Cases.ie is the director of the Alliance for Insurance Reform. ***** There’s a lot of people talking about the other thing, but I'm sure you’ve heard enough about it by now, and there’s nothing extra that I can say that hasn’t already been said, so let’s talk about something […] The post Here's How 100 – Insurance Costs appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:34:02

Here's How 99 – After the Deluge

2/20/2020
Michael O'Regan is journalist and former parliamentary correspondent of The Irish Times. He says he doesn’t have a book for me to plug, ‘yet’. ***** I managed to grab an interview with Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh at the election count in the RDS. To put this in context, Aengus Ó Snodaigh got one of […] The post Here's How 99 – After the Deluge appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:31:12

Here's How 98 – Northern Trends

1/22/2020
Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies. In November, his group, Ireland's Future sent a letter to An Taoiseach calling for […] The post Here's How 98 – Northern Trends appeared first on Here's How.

Duration:00:36:00