Media, Crisis and The Making Of Common Sense

Why is the vast majority of Irish media dominated with an undoubting and uncritical attitude towards a single theory of the ‘crisis’? What role does it play in legitimising, rather than challenging, the structural causes of growing inequality? And what does this mean for radical interpretations of democracy, public space and the remaking of common [...]

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Ireland – A Racist State?

“Few of us can surrender our belief that society must make sense. The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied” – Arthur Miller This week we come face to face with a particular reality that again [...]

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Absent Voices

Migrants’ voices and experiences in Ireland have historically been ignored and excluded from both public debate and the processes of legislative changes than affect them. “Absent Voices” takes a critical look at the proposed changes to prostitution laws in Ireland to see if this exclusion continues today. We speak to representatives from Ruhama and the [...]

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Gezi Park

When plans emerged to demolish the main city park in Istanbul and replace it with a new mall, environmental activists took to the street. But what started out as a dispute over a green space grew into a nationwide protest, with a heavy police response. Gezi Park is a 40 minute documentary looking at the [...]

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Episode 05 – Live Budget Special

We went live on the night before the budget to look at the wider implications of Ireland’s austerity programme, and the arguments for tackling the legacy bank debts that precipitated it. Guests include Grainne Griffin, Joanna Tuffy and Michael Taft, with additional contributions from Louise Baylis from SPARK and Nessa Ní Chasaide from Debt Justice [...]

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Episode 03 – Home Truths

This week we look at social housing policy in Ireland. We speak to residents and community workers from the South Inner City of Dublin about their stuggle for decent housing and social regeneration, and ask how a market based ideology has affected the State’s ability to provide houses affordably. This weeks studio guests are Dr [...]

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