The RTÉ team at Leinster House and guests have an informal discussion about what has been happening in the world of Irish politics. New episodes available every Thursday evening.
Next election will be a clash of ideologies - minister
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris swears he doesn't know where he'll be after the reshuffle, insists that FG and FF are at one on housing, and says that being in power for over a decade "is a positive". He tells Your Politics that the next election will a significant moment for the country. And declares a vested interest in the live crib.
Busting pot smokers a "waste of time" - TD
The winds of change are blowing & legalisation is only a matter of time, says Gino Kenny, People Before Profit TD, who believes that cannabis use is a personal - not a criminal - matter. Join the team to review a week where Leo incurred the wrath of Generation Rent, Pachal scored a big win, and the prodigal pair return to pastures Green.
SF's Kathleen Funchion on finally buying her home
Sinn Féin's Kathleen Funchion is keen to "get in there to make changes". But she tells Your Politics that she isn't even taking her seat for granted. Warning against "criticism for the sake of criticism", she says the Govt is on the right track on childcare, and talks about moving back in with her parents, with her two children, to save a deposit.
Offshore wind is the next goldrush - Eamon Ryan
Ahead of attending the COP in Sharm El Sheikh, Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan reveals that the Cabinet has approved an offshore wind programme, and puts his weight behind a loss and damage fund. Amid global unrest, he tells host Paul Cunningham, Sandra Hurley and Micheál Lehane, that "no-one will ever go to war over renewables".
Is Irish politics lurching to the right?
The Govt's on the back foot over shelter for refugees. Leo and Pearse clash horns again, with the Tánaiste executing a "training ground manoeuvre" on "Kwasi Doherty". Are things getting petty in Fianna Fáil over the return of the prodigal MacSharry? And will late opening for clubs and pubs cause ructions? Join Sandra Hurley & Co. to find out.
Leaks and lettuces: a wild 24 hours
The lettuce lasted longer. Now who will replace Liz Truss as UK PM? The word is, Bojo is just winding us up. Join Áine Lawlor, Sandra Hurley, Micheál Lehane and Paul Cunningham, as they ponder Opposition warnings that the evictions ban simply kicks the can down the road, and what's at play in the Marc MacSharry delay. Then there's the leaks.
Solid analysis-safe at times-enjoyable listen
Glad to see RTÉ are putting out content on this platform that’s isn’t simply snippets from aired shows.
Enjoyed the PrimeTime debates analysis .Good breadth of contributors also.
Another RTÉ podcast that can’t be downloaded using a vpn
A big no from me
Great little podcast - would love more than 1 a week
Great podcast, perfect length at around 30 min per episode. Nice to get the inside look at Irish politics. Makes you glad we have a varied political system here.