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A seismic result has emerged in Ireland’s election: the left-wing nationalist Sinn Féin are the most popular party, sweeping away the traditional dominance of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil for the first time in the history of the republic.

What caused the political earthquake? And what happens now? Naomi joins Tim from the main voting count centre in Dublin to break down the results.

The housing crisis, what went wrong for Leo Varadkar, the peculiar nature of Irish nationalism, and options for the next government: it’s all up for discussion.

We speak to Dessie Ellis, who spent time in prison for his involvement with thetime Provisional Irish Republican Army, after he swept to the top of the poll in his constituency of Dublin North West.

Naomi brings context from the campaign trail as voters tell us their concerns. And we hear from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar, and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to tell you all you need to know about the election that changed history.

For bonus episodes including an interview with Mary Lou McDonald about the meaning of left-wing nationalism, support us on Patreon: https://www.theirishpassport.com/podcast/what-the-uk-election-means-for-ireland-brexit-and-the-union/

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