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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan. PLUS: Election Daily brings you the most important #GE2020 news in under fifteen minutes, every weekday evening. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take our survey on www.irishtimes.com/podcastsurvey It should only take a few minutes. Thanks!

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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan. PLUS: Election Daily brings you the most important #GE2020 news in under fifteen minutes, every weekday evening. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take our survey on www.irishtimes.com/podcastsurvey It should only take a few minutes. Thanks!

    Ask Us Anything: #GE2020 Edition

    Ask Us Anything: #GE2020 Edition

    Now that the dust has finally settled on the Irish general election, Hugh is joined in studio by Pat Leahy, Jennifer Bray and Harry McGee to answer any of your lingering questions.

    • 45 min
    Sinn Féin and The IRA: Anything to Worry About?

    Sinn Féin and The IRA: Anything to Worry About?

    Sinn Féin is poised to take power in the next Dáil after winning a strong mandate in #GE2020, but for many people questions remain over its relationship to the Provisional IRA. Today we attempt to sort through what we know and what we don't know on this question. Does the IRA Army Council still remain at the top of the republican political movement? If so, does it pose a threat to security or has it become toothless? And to what extent does it influence modern Sinn Féin? Simon Carswell is here to help. Plus, Sam McBride on unionist reaction to Sinn Féin's political success down south.

    • 34 min
    Election Daily - So Long

    Election Daily - So Long

    Election 2020 is over and so is Election Daily. On this final episode, Fiach and Pat join Hugh to talk about what happens next. Leo Varadkar could remain as Taoiseach longer than people may realise, says Pat. There's a split in opinion as to whether Sinn Fein really wants to be in government, and agreement that Fianna Fail are in the most difficult position of all.

    Thanks to everyone who listened to Election Daily. Inside Politics will be back tomorrow. Email the podcast: politicspodcast@irishtimes.com

    • 18 min
    Election Daily - Monday - Day Two of the Count

    Election Daily - Monday - Day Two of the Count

    Jennifer Bray joins Hugh Linehan from the RDS as the count rattles on into the evening there. Jennifer O'Connell was at the count centre in Waterford yesterday as Sinn Fein's David Cullinane won his seat with twice the required quota of first preference votes. It's been a dismal day for Fianna Fáil as the party continue to lose seats. Where are the transfers going & who is benefiting from the SF surge?

    • 16 min
    Election Weekend in The Newsroom (And What Now?)

    Election Weekend in The Newsroom (And What Now?)

    Pat Leahy is here to assess the results of #GE2020. How did Sinn Fein turn its fortunes at the ballot box around so spectacularly in a few short months? And can Micheal Martin really do a u-turn on governing with Sinn Fein?

    But first we relive the weekend as it played out in The Irish Times newsroom.

    • 26 min
    Election Daily - Count Day - Sinn Féin Surge

    Election Daily - Count Day - Sinn Féin Surge

    The Sinn Fein surge is real and it's playing out in constituencies all across the country today. Harry McGee and Jennifer Bray are here to discuss the story of the election so far.

    • 16 min

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