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Dr David Ellis is Associate Professor of Information systems at Bath University and a member of that university's Academic Ethics and integrity committee. The Active Consent Unit has its own section on the NUIG website, and its media page posts
So then this happened. And with no notice at all, in the space of a single day, AA Roadwatch disappeared off our airwaves. According to their own announcement, this was a decision made by the AA, which “decided to move away from this service an
John Lyons is the Independent Left councillor on Dublin City Council for Artane–Whitehall. ***** I want to talk about a scandal. Actually, it’s not so much a scandal, it’s not even a scandal about a scandal, it’s a scandal about a scandal about
Dr. Roslyn Fuller is an author and founder of the Solonian Democracy Institute ***** We have an expectation of a rules-based system of international order. Some of these rules are very famous, they show up in popular media, thing like diplomati
Holly Cairns is the Social Democrats spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine, and further and higher education and disability. In the interview, Holly questioned the source of figures that indicated that the difference in earnings betw
Nicolas Šustr is the city development and transport editor for the German newspaper formerly known as Neues Deutschland now known as ND. ***** We’re going to have a new leader of the DUP. Leaders of the DUP are generally not anyone’s favourite
Daniel Long farming activist and running for president of Macra na Feirme. ***** Things that seem good aren’t always good, things that seem bad aren’t always bad, and things that really are good or bad can sometimes have the confounding outcome
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. How
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 pir
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 fac
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 la
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
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 coronavir
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 announc
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 in
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 ***** Tw
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
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 t
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
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 feedba
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 tha
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
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-fort
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 billion
Peter Boland, as well as running 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
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