#22 | Bones to pick

Jun 30, 2018, 10:16 AM

Reunited after 3-weeks apart, Steph and Glenn return to dissect the goings on in Irish politics and wider society. As you've come to expect, they've got a few bones to pick.

First up is the recent spate of problems surrounding the 38th annual McGill Summer School, namely its grossly uneven gender quotas leading to many labeling the event 'pale, male and stale'.

Next, we look at LGBTQ Pride celebrations happening around the city and probe into its popularity and indeed lucrativeness for major corporations in gaining social capital with Irish citizens.

Then it's on to the upcoming Papal visit happening in Dublin next month and concerns over homeless families, currently housed in hotels and hostels, being moved out of the city to accommodate tourists - we look at the recent trend of 'tourismphobia' in Spain and wonder if some similar movements may spring out of Dublin and the rest of the country.

Finally, Michael Lowry, "Independent" TD is finally convicted of tax fraud but will not serve any time in prison for his crimes; we ask if there is one rule in this country for the rich and one for the poor.

Before all of this, we run through our highlights of Body & Soul 2018, reserving special praise for the mantra behind the increasingly popular festival and their approach to Suss-tainability.

Exit Track; Bitch Falcon - Of Heart