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The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
Assassinations, wars and rebellions - these are just some of the topics that will feature in Ireland’s newest podcast 'This Week in Irish History'. Made by Fin Dwyer (the creator of the Irish History Podcast) the series will be covering intriguing stories from our past each week.
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date, Between 18 ...
 
The Irish independent news, politics and culture podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Join hosts Tony Groves and Martin McMahon and a wide range of guests as the tackle everything from twitter to the Taoiseach. There will be shenanigans!
 
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We have a incomplete relationship with our own history in Ireland. Our guest in the tortoise shack is historian and host of the wildly successful Irish History Podcast, Fin Dwyer and he helps fill those gaps.Fin talks to us about his work, how illness led to this becoming his life and how telling personal stories from the past can help us under ...…
 
Born in Iraq to Iranian parents, who had fled war only to have to flee again, but this time to Carrick-on-Shannon, our guest in the tortoise shack is a hurler with Tallaght's Thomas Davis & Leitrim and very proud Kurdish-Irish man, Zak Moradi.Zak talks to us about his incredible journey, the current situation between Turkey, Syria and the Kurdi ...…
 
Born in Iraq to Iranian parents, who had fled war only to have to flee again, but this time to Carrick-on-Shannon, our guest in the tortoise shack is a hurler with Tallaght's Thomas Davis & Leitrim and very proud Kurdish-Irish man, Zak Moradi.Zak talks to us about his incredible journey, the current situation between Turkey, Syria and the Kurdi ...…
 
The Turkish operation/invasion this week is the latest betrayal in a long history of betrayals of the Kurdish people. It's no wonder that they have a saying - "We have no fiends but the mountains".We are delighted to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by former British Army soldier, former fighter with the YPG against ISIS and International Rela ...…
 
The Turkish operation/invasion this week is the latest betrayal in a long history of betrayals of the Kurdish people. It's no wonder that they have a saying - "We have no fiends but the mountains".We are delighted to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by former British Army soldier, former fighter with the YPG against ISIS and International Rela ...…
 
Muriel McSwiney is a fascinating if tragic and forgotten figure in Irish history. Born in 1892 into one of Cork's wealthiest families, she rejected the privilege this life offered her. She first became a radical republican playing a key role in the War of Independence before becoming a communist in the 1920s. This podcast tells her story. ----- ...…
 
Muriel McSwiney is a fascinating if tragic and forgotten figure in Irish history. Born in 1892 into one of Cork's wealthiest families, she rejected the privilege this life offered her. She first became a radical republican playing a key role in the War of Independence before becoming a communist in the 1920s. This podcast tells her story. ----- ...…
 
We have a incomplete relationship with our own history in Ireland. Our guest in the tortoise shack is historian and host of the wildly successful Irish History Podcast, Fin Dwyer and he helps fill those gaps.Fin talks to us about his work, how illness led to this becoming his life and how telling personal stories from the past can help us under ...…
 
When South Dublin County Council said the silt they dumped on what was then a thriving wetlands they pretty much said they did it because that's what they'd always done. But our guest in the tortoise shack, Science officer for the Herpetological Society of Ireland, zoology research associate with TCD and host of The Critter Shed Pod, Collie Enn ...…
 
When South Dublin County Council said the silt they dumped on what was then a thriving wetlands they pretty much said they did it because that's what they'd always done. But our guest in the tortoise shack, Science officer for the Herpetological Society of Ireland, zoology research associate with TCD and host of The Critter Shed Pod, Collie Enn ...…
 
Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is writer, director, filmmaker and proud dog owner, Lenny Abrahamson.No spoilers except to say that this is a little bit special.Enjoy.Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshackBy Tortoise Shack Media.
 
Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is writer, director, filmmaker and proud dog owner, Lenny Abrahamson.No spoilers except to say that this is a little bit special.Enjoy.Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshackBy Tortoise Shack Media.
 
The Government's decision to "fight" the Data Protection Commissioners ruling that the Public Services Card is illegal could have severe consequence for our privacy, pockets and international reputation.Joining us in The Tortoise Shack from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties is Executive Director, Liam Herrick and Lawyer and digital rights ex ...…
 
The Government's decision to "fight" the Data Protection Commissioners ruling that the Public Services Card is illegal could have severe consequence for our privacy, pockets and international reputation.Joining us in The Tortoise Shack from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties is Executive Director, Liam Herrick and Lawyer and digital rights ex ...…
 
'Winners & Losers' looks at the how the Great Famine came to an end. It's set to the backdrop of a News Year's Eve Ball held in Kilkenny Castle on December 31st 1850. The castle was home to the Marquis & Marchioness of Ormonde, who had invited what was considered the elite of Kilkenny to the ball. However behind the finery and wealth on display ...…
 
'Winners & Losers' looks at the how the Great Famine came to an end. It's set to the backdrop of a News Year's Eve Ball held in Kilkenny Castle on December 31st 1850. The castle was home to the Marquis & Marchioness of Ormonde, who had invited what was considered the elite of Kilkenny to the ball. However behind the finery and wealth on display ...…
 
The Irish Governments own report into the National Broadband Plan has said that the procurement process was flawed and that the advice they got from the experts was a €20m waste of money. But the party that styles itself as fiscally prudent, Fine Gael, is ploughing on regardless.Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is journalist with the Sunday Busi ...…
 
The Irish Governments own report into the National Broadband Plan has said that the procurement process was flawed and that the advice they got from the experts was a €20m waste of money. But the party that styles itself as fiscally prudent, Fine Gael, is ploughing on regardless.Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is journalist with the Sunday Busi ...…
 
We talk a lot on the pods about harm reduction, and sex work is no different. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, social media manager with the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, graphic designer, activist and campaigner, Linda Kavanagh, tells us why, for once, Ireland should not be trying to emulate a 'Nordic model.'We discuss her experiences in the A ...…
 
We talk a lot on the pods about harm reduction, and sex work is no different. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, social media manager with the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, graphic designer, activist and campaigner, Linda Kavanagh, tells us why, for once, Ireland should not be trying to emulate a 'Nordic model.'We discuss her experiences in the A ...…
 
Jack the Ripper brutally murdered five women in the Whitechapel area of London in the Autumn of 1888. While his identity remains a mystery, these murders have haunted our imaginations ever since. The case has spawned an entire industry with countless books, films and podcasts along with a disturbing and crass tourist industry in London. In spit ...…
 
Jack the Ripper brutally murdered five women in the Whitechapel area of London in the Autumn of 1888. While his identity remains a mystery, these murders have haunted our imaginations ever since. The case has spawned an entire industry with countless books, films and podcasts along with a disturbing and crass tourist industry in London. In spit ...…
 
Depending on who you listen to, Boris Johnson's proroguing of the UK Parliament is either a brilliant tactical move or an anti-democratic coup. So I was delighted to be joined in The Tortoise Shack, via Skype, by writer, broadcaster and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster, to discuss what I describe a "Clown Car Sh1t-Show, wrapped inside a bad Carry ...…
 
Depending on who you listen to, Boris Johnson's proroguing of the UK Parliament is either a brilliant tactical move or an anti-democratic coup. So I was delighted to be joined in The Tortoise Shack, via Skype, by writer, broadcaster and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster, to discuss what I describe a "Clown Car Sh1t-Show, wrapped inside a bad Carry ...…
 
When Dr Donal de Buitléir was asked which parts of the Independent Review Group's plan (Slaintecare and the need to remove Private practice from Public Hospitals) did he think would be implemented he replied "You're talking to a pathological optimist... but I'm also a pathological realist."Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is GP and Lecturer in G ...…
 
When Dr Donal de Buitléir was asked which parts of the Independent Review Group's plan (Slaintecare and the need to remove Private practice from Public Hospitals) did he think would be implemented he replied "You're talking to a pathological optimist... but I'm also a pathological realist."Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is GP and Lecturer in G ...…
 
Divorce and sex magic are not things we associate with medieval Ireland. However for over one thousand years Irish society was governed by a unique and radically different legal system called Brehon Law. In this podcast I interview Dr Gillian Kenny (twitter.com/medievalgill) who explains what Brehon Law was and how it worked. She challenges wid ...…
 
Divorce and sex magic are not things we associate with medieval Ireland. However for over one thousand years Irish society was governed by a unique and radically different legal system called Brehon Law. In this podcast I interview Dr Gillian Kenny (twitter.com/medievalgill) who explains what Brehon Law was and how it worked. She challenges wid ...…
 
We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by Communications Officer with Mandate Trade Union, Mr. David Gibney. We discuss the origins of organised labour, the deportation of trade union activists and how the exiles built the trade union movement in Australia.We also discuss the legacy of the Partnership for Prosperity and Fairness and the decline of ...…
 
We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by Communications Officer with Mandate Trade Union, Mr. David Gibney. We discuss the origins of organised labour, the deportation of trade union activists and how the exiles built the trade union movement in Australia.We also discuss the legacy of the Partnership for Prosperity and Fairness and the decline of ...…
 
The only way to provide housing in Ireland seems to be the private market. But as our guest in the tortoise shack, Sinn Féin TD and Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Brion, outlines in his new book - Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer - that was not always the case.We sat down with Eoin to discuss how we got here and, more crucially, how we migh ...…
 
The only way to provide housing in Ireland seems to be the private market. But as our guest in the tortoise shack, Sinn Féin TD and Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Brion, outlines in his new book - Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer - that was not always the case.We sat down with Eoin to discuss how we got here and, more crucially, how we migh ...…
 
This subject needs little by way of an introduction. It is one of the most controversial debates in Irish history. It continues to overshadow relations with our nearest neighbour - Great Britain. In the 1840s one million Irish people died and another million famine refugees fled the island. The Irish population fell by 25% in less than a decade ...…
 
This subject needs little by way of an introduction. It is one of the most controversial debates in Irish history. It continues to overshadow relations with our nearest neighbour - Great Britain. In the 1840s one million Irish people died and another million famine refugees fled the island. The Irish population fell by 25% in less than a decade ...…
 
The Phoenix Park is one of the oldest and largest public parks in Europe. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, carer and newly elected Green Party Councillor, Neasa Hourigan, tells us about plans to potentially "commercialise" the park and how instead of rewilding we might be heading down the slippery slope of some UK parks "pay to play" model.Neas ...…
 
The Phoenix Park is one of the oldest and largest public parks in Europe. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack, carer and newly elected Green Party Councillor, Neasa Hourigan, tells us about plans to potentially "commercialise" the park and how instead of rewilding we might be heading down the slippery slope of some UK parks "pay to play" model.Neas ...…
 
Sex education is a fraught subject not just for parents in Ireland but for parents everywhere. We are delighted to be joined by sex educator Sarah Sproule of thetalk.ie who chats with us about how to answer the sometimes awkward questions our children ask us.This is a brilliant pod, informative, non-judgmental and a positive step forward for pa ...…
 
Sex education is a fraught subject not just for parents in Ireland but for parents everywhere. We are delighted to be joined by sex educator Sarah Sproule of thetalk.ie who chats with us about how to answer the sometimes awkward questions our children ask us.This is a brilliant pod, informative, non-judgmental and a positive step forward for pa ...…
 
(I am currently researching the final episodes in the Great Famine series. The next show on the Great Hunger is still two weeks away but in the meantime I have this pretty special bonus podcast.) ----- One of the things that makes medieval history so interesting is that the very basics of life are astounding and fascinating in equal measure. We ...…
 
(I am currently researching the final episodes in the Great Famine series. The next show on the Great Hunger is still two weeks away but in the meantime I have this pretty special bonus podcast.) ----- One of the things that makes medieval history so interesting is that the very basics of life are astounding and fascinating in equal measure. We ...…
 
A picture can tell a thousand words and an iconic picture can last a lifetime. Our guest in the tortoise shack is multiple award winning Press Association photographer, Niall Carson and he walks us through 10 of the most iconic pictures in Irish political history. We get the inside story in what goes into getting that snap, the craic, the toil ...…
 
A picture can tell a thousand words and an iconic picture can last a lifetime. Our guest in the tortoise shack is multiple award winning Press Association photographer, Niall Carson and he walks us through 10 of the most iconic pictures in Irish political history. We get the inside story in what goes into getting that snap, the craic, the toil ...…
 
When the idea to do a podcast came up I imagined it would be a one season, ten episodes kind of thing. Over 70 episodes and 1 year later we are, for my money, Ireland's number one solutions focused podcast. So we decided to mark the occasion by answering some patron's questions, sharing our personal highlights for the first year of this and our ...…
 
When the idea to do a podcast came up I imagined it would be a one season, ten episodes kind of thing. Over 70 episodes and 1 year later we are, for my money, Ireland's number one solutions focused podcast. So we decided to mark the occasion by answering some patron's questions, sharing our personal highlights for the first year of this and our ...…
 
During the Great Hunger over 250,000 people were evicted by their landlords. Most of these people were left destitute with little hope in an Ireland decimated by the Great Famine. In this podcast I look at the struggle that took place between tenants and landlords in the final phase of the Great Hunger. The show tries to understand why landlord ...…
 
During the Great Hunger over 250,000 people were evicted by their landlords. Most of these people were left destitute with little hope in an Ireland decimated by the Great Famine. In this podcast I look at the struggle that took place between tenants and landlords in the final phase of the Great Hunger. The show tries to understand why landlord ...…
 
Skeuomorphic thinking: where you attempt the jam the design language of a previous technology into a new technology in order to make it easier to digest and understand.When the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was recently suggested as the online regulator for Ireland and therefore the de facto regulator for the entire EU, many where glad that ...…
 
Skeuomorphic thinking: where you attempt the jam the design language of a previous technology into a new technology in order to make it easier to digest and understand.When the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was recently suggested as the online regulator for Ireland and therefore the de facto regulator for the entire EU, many where glad that ...…
 
Having read the excellent article by Taryn De Vere featuring my friend and fellow activist, Izzy Kamikaze, I thought I'd put together a #tortoiseshack tribute to one of the most relentless and remarkable campaigners this country has ever known!Taryn's piece: https://www.her.ie/life/supposed-feel-shame-pride-antidote-470471 #PrideIsProtestHave a ...…
 
Having read the excellent article by Taryn De Vere featuring my friend and fellow activist, Izzy Kamikaze, I thought I'd put together a #tortoiseshack tribute to one of the most relentless and remarkable campaigners this country has ever known!Taryn's piece: https://www.her.ie/life/supposed-feel-shame-pride-antidote-470471 #PrideIsProtestHave a ...…
 
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