#GE2020 – A “Leaders” Debate?

It’s always hard to imagine something that hasn’t been done before. So while it’s understandable that people are defending Virgin Media TV’s (and RTE’s) decision to hold a “leaders” debate, it is, in our opinion wrong. We discuss why this is not representative of the majority of the electorate and needlessly gives the historical parties of government an unfair advantage. […]

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#GE2020 – A Three Horse Race?

The latest opinion poll shows less than the margin of error separating Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin. While it’s only a poll, the trend for FG is down and in a three week campaign that won’t be easy to reverse. We discuss the FG “Left Wing” media bias claims, Labour’s willingness to talk to other parties of the […]

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#GE2020 & Can Slaintecare be Saved?

The Sunday Times poll was a bombshell. It rattled Fine Gael, RTE and anyone else who wants this campaign to be a strict FF/FG battle. We discuss the latest, the growing trend of negative campaigning and the opportunity that the next 2 weeks represents. Then, in a slight break from GE coverage exclusively, we are joined in the shack by […]

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Dr Laura Bambrick – A Fair Wage Ep.94

Ireland has the highest income inequality in the EU, but what does that mean? Well, our guest is Social Policy Officer with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and her paper into income disparity is a real eye opener. Laura tells us about how she went from working in the Students Union Shop in Trinity to doing he PhD in […]

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#GE2020 – Law & Order? Ep.213

While the campaign has failed to spark in terms of any noticeable political vision, external events are dominating the political news. With two shootings in as many days and a brutality never seen before in Ireland has people questioning if Fine Gael can claim their self-appointed title of the Party of Law & Order. We discuss this, the failure of […]

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Caoimhe Catriona – #OnlyFans

Around 15 years ago, the idea of sending nudes was something that scandalised many people. As a woman, if your intimate pictures were leaked (even if it was through no fault of your own) often many people would blame you for taking the photos in the first place. In 2020, many of us have taken a different view with more […]

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#GE2020 – A Homelessness Election? Ep.211

The campaign has started and with a man suffering life changing injuries while his tent was forcibly removed and a young woman tragically dying in emergency accommodation, this is quickly becoming the homelessness election. Or is it? We discuss the recent events, the unacceptable comments made by Sinn Fein Councllor, Paddy Holohan and the negative campaigning that Martin loves. We […]

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Joao Pina – Left Unity #GE2020 Ep.210

#GE2020 has kicked off and so has our coverage. We will be bringing you pods, interviews, analysis and more over the campaign. To start we were joined by Joao Pina, Deputy Vice-Leader of the Socialist Party. He talks us through how after 40 years of a Right wing government the Left united. He explains how their success is measured by […]

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