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.
FF TD: If we don't get housing right participation Govt is a waste
As Covid mist begins to lift, it is becoming clear two big items will dominate the political agenda: housing and climate. Fianna Fáil TD Paul McAuliffe who is deputy chairman of the Housing Committee joined presenter Paul Cunningham, Mícheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley on the podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where’s Colm gone?
Great podcast but have really missed Colm’s pithy quips, where has the wordsmith gone? #bringcolmback