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40 minutes | 3 days ago
Housing replaces virus on as hot political topic
For the first time since the pandemic arrived in Ireland the virus slipped down the political agenda only to be replaced by the hot topic of housing. This week the Your Politics podcast is joined by Sinn Féin's housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin. He joined presenter Paul Cunningham and Sandra Hurley.
24 minutes | 10 days ago
Podcast: Reopening isn't easy
The Government aims for a Goldilocks reopening of the economy, by not going too quickly and not too slowly. As intercounty travel, hairdressers, team training, religious services, museums and libraries prepare to go back to business on May 10, the RTÉ politics team analyse how Taoiseach Micheál Martin handled easing restrictions.
32 minutes | 17 days ago
The Greening of Fine Gael
Slowly Fine Gael party has increased its commentary on Irish unity. This week the party's TD Neale Richmond spoke in favour of reunification at a Cambridge University event. Deputy Richmond joined presenter Paul Cunningham and guests Mícheál Lehane and Sorcha Ní Riada.
30 minutes | 24 days ago
Soc Dems Róisín Shortall shrugs off Labour merger
With opinion polls indicating that its support has risen since the General Election, the SocDem's co-leader Róisín Shortall outlined her plans for the party but she dismissed a potential merger with the Labour Party following comments from Labour's education spokesman Aodhán Ó Ríordáin who spoke about the merits of a merger.
27 minutes | a month ago
Labour TD says there is merit in merger with SocDems
This time last year Aodhán Ó Ríordáin lost out in the Labour Party leadership contest to Alan Kelly. Deputy Ó Ríordáin told the RTÉ News Your Politics podcast that there was merit in a merger with the Social Democrats. While there have been no discussions between the Labour Party and the Social Democrats, he said it could be a merger of equals.
26 minutes | a month ago
Greens snatch defeat from jaws of victory
It should have been a great week for the Greens. The party, which is in Government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, made substantial progress on its agenda as the Cabinet agreed to its Climate Action legislation. For the latest analysis presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Mícheál Lehane, Sandra Hurley and Tommy Meskill
29 minutes | 2 months ago
FF's James O'Connor: the party is "out of touch"
Fianna Fáil TD James O'Connor has called for the party to deal with its standing in the polls with a "greater degree of seriousness" On the RTÉ News Your Politics podcast he said "we need to have a good hard look at our current trajectory."
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Don't make anything clear
There is "no magic vaccine tree". That is the message from Taoiseach Micheál Martin for opposition and backbenchers who are pressing Ministers to speed up the pace of delivery. Presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Sandra Hurley, David Murphy and Mícheál Lehane
30 minutes | 2 months ago
I'm a Covid TD
Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan has spoken out in support of her colleague Deputy Patrick Costello who has begun a private legal action against the Government's proposals to ratify the EU-Canada trade agreement called CETA. Speaking on the RTÉ News Your Politics podcast she said it was "no secret" that she had reservations about the deal.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
The three party coalition led by Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan has been accused of making a mess of its communications, poor media performances and misreading the public mood. Presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Sandra Hurley, Mícheál Lehane and Tommy Meskill
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Leaving cert crammers
After weeks of tortuous negotiations, the Government announced a plan for the Leaving Cert. Students will be offered the choice of a written exam or calculated grades. On the Your Politics podcast presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Tommy Meskill, Mary Regan and Mícheál Lehane.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Rolling out & rolling in
Presenter Paul Cunningham is joined Mícheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley. Independent TD Cathal Berry speaks to Tommy Meskill about being a vaccinator
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Stephen Donnelly's emojis, vaccines & the border
Joining Paul Cunningham on the Your Politics podcast were Mícheál Lehane, Mary Regan and Tommy Meskill. This week Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly's use of emojis caused raised eyebrows. He received and update on the reproductive rate of the vaccine from the chief medical officer Tony Holohan and responded with a thumbs up.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Life in a land down under
Presenter Paul Cunningham speaks with Tommy Meskill, Sandra Hurley and Mícheál Lehane about the changing opinions of politicians in Leinster House as parties face up to realities of the third wave of Covid-19.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Norma Foley in the front line
With the latest Your Politics podcast presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Sandra Hurley, Mícheál Lehane and Tommy Meskill. It has been a tough week for Minister for Education Norma Foley who has had to drop plans to reopen special schools.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Political scandals episode 1: John O'Donoghue
In the first in a new Political Scandals series for the Your Politics podcast, RTÉ journalist Fiachra Ó Cionnaith takes a trip back to autumn 2009 and the costs controversy that surrounded then ceann comhairle John O Donoghue.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Mother, Babies, Schools & Vaccines
As the Dail returned after the Christmas break politicians dealt with the harrowing Mother and Baby home investigation and heard the Taoiseach Micheál Martin issue a State apology. This week Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik joins presenter Mary Regan and guests Mícheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley for the Your Politics podcast.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Your Politics: Women of the Oireachtas
As part of a special “Your Politics” series on the lack of women in politics, Aisling Kenny is joined Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns, who talks about being elected in Cork South-West against all the odds, the lack of maternity leave for female politicians, changing the face of Irish politics and her passion for farming.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Banks, Brexit and Biden
Presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by David Murphy and Sandra Hurley Fianna Fáil's management of the public finances during the banking crisis over a decade ago is widely blamed for a significant demise the party's fortunes.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Don't mess with the nurses
With the latest analysis presenter Paul Cunningham is joined by Mícheál Lehane, Sandra Hurley and David Murphy on the Your Politics podcast which is available on here on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
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