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Inside Politics

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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.

  1. 1.
    Trump, Biden and American foreign policy in a changed world - with John Mearsheimer11/20/2020
    31:41
  2. 2.
    Takeaway pints and shaky reopening plans11/18/2020
    39:48
  3. 3.
    A vaccine on the horizon: how optimistic should we be?11/13/2020
    35:18
  4. 4.
    Inside Politics special: the complete story of the Séamus Woulfe affair11/11/2020
    44:33
  5. 5.
    The origins of Fine Gael - with Stephen Collins and Ciara Meehan11/09/2020
    40:15
  6. 6.
    Victory in defeat: Trump and Trumpism are here to stay11/05/2020
    40:04
  7. 7.
    US Election: who's won what and what comes next11/04/2020
    24:39
  8. 8.
    Varadkar takes questions over GP deal leak - reaction11/03/2020
    19:43
  1. 9.
    Shane Ross: "we were almost still in opposition when we were in Cabinet"10/30/2020
    44:31
  2. 10.
    How the mother and baby archive controversy became a quagmire for government10/28/2020
    54:10
  3. 11.
    A dramatic week in Covid, Brexit and the US election10/23/2020
    44:58
  4. 12.
    The decisions that led us into Level 510/21/2020
    43:35
  5. 13.
    Budget 2021: government go big and "economic jihadis" go home - with David McWilliams10/14/2020
    47:25
  6. 14.
    Can America's awful politics be fixed? - with Steven Levitsky10/12/2020
    23:59
  7. 15.
    Poll: support for Government and coalition party leaders falls10/08/2020
    11:31
  8. 16.
    A look ahead to Budget 202110/07/2020
    43:08
  9. 17.
    Two days of Covid controversy that unnerved the country10/06/2020
    29:33
  10. 18.
    A positive test for Trump and the latest Brexit negotiations10/02/2020
    44:58
  11. 19.
    Fianna Fail’s big challenge09/30/2020
    45:41
  12. 20.
    Interview: Anne Applebaum, author of "Twilight of Democracy"09/25/2020
    32:58
  13. 21.
    Yet another blunder to add to the long list of blunders09/23/2020
    36:19
  14. 22.
    The far right in Ireland: who are they and what are their aims? - with Conor Gallagher09/21/2020
    35:38
  15. 23.
    Beyond the blunders, does this Covid plan make sense?09/16/2020
    42:54
  16. 24.
    Brexit: "only four people know what the desired outcome is"09/15/2020
    24:36
  17. 25.
    A shared Island: exploring Ireland's political future09/11/2020
    42:36
  18. 26.
    A Brexit bombshell and a breach of trust - with Denis Staunton and Naomi O'Leary09/09/2020
    51:15
  19. 27.
    How "the special relationship" shaped the world for the worse - with Jeremy Green09/04/2020
    31:00
  20. 28.
    As the Dáil returns, can the Government regroup?09/02/2020
    44:39
  21. 29.
    Interview: Elif Shafak, author of How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division08/28/2020
    30:24
  22. 30.
    Phil Hogan "hangs on by his fingertips"08/26/2020
    48:11
  23. 31.
    The public is incensed; the Government is in danger08/21/2020
    32:10
  24. 32.
    How behavioural science informs the pandemic response - with Pete Lunn08/19/2020
    40:21
  25. 33.
    US Politics special with Michael Brendan Dougherty08/14/2020
    50:26
  26. 34.
    Coronavirus: are we losing control?08/12/2020
    35:03
  27. 35.
    Lifting the lid on paid-for politics - with Peter Geoghegan08/07/2020
    44:13
  28. 36.
    Remembering John Hume - with Claire Hanna08/05/2020
    30:39
  29. 37.
    Government stumbles toward the recess07/29/2020
    35:16
  30. 38.
    Repost: Michael Lewis on Cronyism in The Trump Administration & The Unsung Virtues of Civil Servants07/24/2020
    34:34
  31. 39.
    Green list confusion, EU recovery deal and the impending stimulus package07/22/2020
    48:34
  32. 40.
    How damaged is Micheál Martin's leadership? (Live at The Irish Times Summer Nights Festival)07/17/2020
    1:00:45
  33. 41.
    US politics: is Trump toast? With Fintan O'Toole and Suzanne Lynch07/15/2020
    47:50
  34. 42.
    FF's shaky start continues, economic dilemmas & Paschal's Eurogroup candidacy07/08/2020
    36:18
  35. 43.
    Brexit: what's the latest and will there be a deal?07/03/2020
    42:10
  36. 44.
    Coalition Teething Pains & Sinn Féin's Support07/01/2020
    45:18
  37. 45.
    New Government: FF, FG and Greens enter coalition06/26/2020
    18:09
  38. 46.
    Interview: Masha Gessen, author of Surviving Autocracy06/24/2020
    40:06
  39. 47.
    Interview: Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan06/19/2020
    44:54
  40. 48.
    The making of a PfG: negative externalities, biogenic methane & "absolute bastards"06/16/2020
    52:14
  41. 49.
    Green sticking points, is Direct Provision really finished?06/10/2020
    51:20
  42. 50.
    ‘Phase Two Plus’ and decision time for government formation06/05/2020
    29:56
  43. 51.
    #BlackLivesMatter in Dublin too; Trump's gamble06/03/2020
    54:12
  44. 52.
    US politics: is America now an oligarchy? With Robert Reich05/29/2020
    32:29
  45. 53.
    UK politics: how badly does the Cummings saga damage Johnson?05/27/2020
    41:00
  46. 54.
    How a legal challenge could unravel the EU - with Ronan McCrea05/22/2020
    27:32
  47. 55.
    A Green Heave?05/20/2020
    35:39
  48. 56.
    Eamon Ryan's long road back to power05/15/2020
    29:13
  49. 57.
    Relaxing the lockdown05/13/2020
    36:57
  50. 58.
    The end of the beginning05/06/2020
    44:30
  51. 59.
    Can we reduce carbon emissions by 7% per year?04/30/2020
    43:54
  52. 60.
    Interview: Philippe Sands, author of The Ratline04/24/2020
    48:57
  53. 61.
    Stark economic predictions for the year ahead - with Michael Taft04/22/2020
    45:49
  54. 62.
    Can Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael lure a third party?04/17/2020
    33:38
  55. 63.
    US Politics special with Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight04/15/2020
    51:11
  56. 64.
    Europe's dissonant coronavirus response - with Naomi O'Leary04/10/2020
    43:24
  57. 65.
    How are we handling this lengthy lockdown? With Jennifer O'Connell and Patrick Freyne04/08/2020
    40:28
  58. 66.
    Politics in the age of isolation04/01/2020
    44:02
  59. 67.
    The government's response steps up a gear - with Fiach Kelly03/25/2020
    27:31
  60. 68.
    What will the long-term consequences of Covid-19 be? With Fintan O'Toole03/20/2020
    30:32
  61. 69.
    A new government must be formed - but how?03/18/2020
    32:01
  62. 70.
    Coronavirus transforms the political reality03/11/2020
    27:22
  63. 71.
    Does it matter what Sinn Féin calls Ireland? - with Newton Emerson03/06/2020
    19:38
  64. 72.
    How Can Labour Become Relevant Again? / The ‘Bonkers’ Seanad Election03/04/2020
    45:19
  65. 73.
    Post-Brexit Trade Talks: Who Will Triumph?02/28/2020
    40:20
  66. 74.
    How Can Sinn Féin Get Into Government? - with Louise O'Reilly02/26/2020
    34:06
  67. 75.
    Diatribe and Vitriol on Day One of The Dáil02/21/2020
    18:17
  68. 76.
    "It's Up To Sinn Féin", Fianna Fáil In A Bind, Alan Or Aodhán02/19/2020
    32:37
  69. 77.
    Ask Us Anything: #GE2020 Edition02/14/2020
    45:44
  70. 78.
    Sinn Féin and The IRA: Anything to Worry About?02/12/2020
    34:25
  71. 79.
    Election Daily - So Long02/11/2020
    18:18
  72. 80.
    Election Daily - Monday - Day Two of the Count02/10/2020
    16:45
  73. 81.
    Election Weekend in The Newsroom (And What Now?)02/10/2020
    26:06
  74. 82.
    Election Daily - Count Day - Sinn Féin Surge02/09/2020
    16:09
  75. 83.
    Election Daily - Exit Poll - The Big Two Become The Big Three02/08/2020
    22:50
  76. 84.
    Election Daily - Friday - The Campaign Ends02/07/2020
    16:58
  77. 85.
    Calling (Some of) It02/07/2020
    39:55
  78. 86.
    Election Daily - Thursday - 'Amadán Economics' & Low-key Greens02/06/2020
    13:37
  79. 87.
    #GE2020 Live Show - Ireland Wants Change, The Poll Effect, FG's Negative Campaign02/06/2020
    55:11
  80. 88.
    Election Daily - Micheál Martin on Sinn Féin 'Omertà', Final Seats and Coalitions02/05/2020
    21:20
  81. 89.
    Election Daily - Leader's Debate Reaction with Jennifer Bray02/05/2020
    15:32
  82. 90.
    Election Daily - Leo Varadkar on Why FG is Struggling, Micheál Martin & Sinn Féin02/04/2020
    24:04
  83. 91.
    Election Daily - POLL - Sinn Féin Take The Lead02/03/2020
    13:31
  84. 92.
    Election Daily - Monday - FG Press The Panic Button02/03/2020
    14:54
  85. 93.
    The Climate Crisis: Promises, Policies and Politics02/01/2020
    29:58
  86. 94.
    Election Daily - Friday - Focus Groups & Dirty Tricks / Brexit Day with Denis Staunton01/31/2020
    24:41
  87. 95.
    Election Daily - Thursday - On The Canvass with Gerry Adams and Dara Calleary01/30/2020
    15:17
  88. 96.
    Election Daily - Wednesday - Carbon Tax & The Green Party01/29/2020
    15:48
  89. 97.
    It's Housing, Stupid: Sinn Féin's Youth Appeal01/29/2020
    37:37
  90. 98.
    Election Daily - Tuesday - Varadkar Forgives Noone & Labour's Manifesto Launch01/28/2020
    17:15
  91. 99.
    Election Daily - Leader's Debate Reaction with Fiach Kelly01/28/2020
    10:33
  92. 100.
    Election Daily - Monday - Moving Week, Project Fear, Debate II Preview01/27/2020
    14:34
  93. 101.
    Housing: What Are The Parties Proposing?01/25/2020
    32:17
  94. 102.
    Election Daily - Friday - Party Manifestos & A Look Ahead to Next Week01/24/2020
    14:12
  95. 103.
    Election Daily - Thursday - Leo's Answer, Coalition Partners, The Disunited Left01/23/2020
    16:11
  96. 104.
    Election Daily - Wednesday - Debate Reaction and Analysis01/22/2020
    15:17
  97. 105.
    What's Really Motivating Voters? With Jennifer O'Connell01/22/2020
    32:38
  98. 106.
    Election Daily - Tuesday - SF on a Roll & The Latest Poll01/21/2020
    18:45
  99. 107.
    Election Daily - POLL - Fianna Fáil Opens A Lead, Sinn Féin Surges01/20/2020
    12:26
  100. 108.
    Election Daily - Policies, Pensions & Polls01/20/2020
    15:28
  101. 109.
    So How Did The Last Government Do?01/18/2020
    38:21
  102. 110.
    Election Daily - Varadkar Visits Drogheda & Labour Seeks Commuter Vote01/17/2020
    16:53
  103. 111.
    Election Daily - On Board The Battle Bus, FF's Spending Pledge, SF on Defensive01/16/2020
    13:43
  104. 112.
    Election Daily - Controversial Remarks & Campaign Launches01/15/2020
    16:59
  105. 113.
    What's at Stake in #GE2020? - with Fintan O'Toole01/15/2020
    45:37
  106. 114.
    Election Daily - Day One - Slogans, Saturday Voting, TDs Stepping Down01/14/2020
    13:53
  107. 115.
    What Kind of Election is #GE2020 Going to Be?01/13/2020
    9:48
  108. 116.
    Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox on The "Vacuous, Corrupting" European Union01/10/2020
    35:54
  109. 117.
    RIC Row, What's Happening in Stormont, A February Election? - with Newton Emerson01/08/2020
    36:54
  110. 118.
    Ask Us Anything 2019, Part 212/31/2019
    29:18
  111. 119.
    Ask Us Anything 2019 Edition12/24/2019
    37:45
  112. 120.
    2010s: The Left's Failure, The "Rigged System" & The Intrusion of Tech - with Fintan O'Toole12/21/2019
    48:43
  113. 121.
    Northern Ireland's Changed Political Landscape - with Dr Katy Hayward12/18/2019
    25:24
  114. 122.
    A Landslide for Johnson, Labour's Destruction, What Now for Brexit12/13/2019
    40:37
  115. 123.
    The Beginning of The End, The UK Votes12/11/2019
    37:18
  116. 124.
    UK Election Update / The Rise of The Political ‘Boomer Meme’12/06/2019
    41:57
  117. 125.
    Hope and Disillusionment on the Campaign Trail - with Patrick Freyne & Jennifer O'Connell12/04/2019
    33:22
  118. 126.
    Reading the Byelection Results12/02/2019
    31:27
  119. 127.
    The Strange World of The DUP - with Sam McBride11/29/2019
    57:53
  120. 128.
    The Toy Show Elections11/27/2019
    39:33
  121. 129.
    UK Election: Can Anything Stop Boris Johnson? - with Dr Kevin Cunningham11/22/2019
    24:38
  122. 130.
    O'Devaney Gardens, Verona Murphy In Hot Water and A Remainer's Perspective on the General Election11/20/2019
    48:23
  123. 131.
    UK Election: Could Flooding Cost Johnson The Election? - with Denis Staunton11/15/2019
    27:11
  124. 132.
    Northern Ireland's New Political Battle Lines, Lorraine Clifford-Lee11/13/2019
    32:58
  125. 133.
    Micheál Martin on Party, Policies and a "Wind-down" of Confidence & Supply11/11/2019
    35:24
  126. 134.
    US Politics: One Year Out, Should Democrats Worry? / Fobgate, Money Messages & Election Wobbles11/06/2019
    48:16
  127. 135.
    #GE19 Tactics, What Different Results Mean for Brexit - with Patrick Maguire and Paddy Smyth11/01/2019
    28:14
  128. 136.
    Direct Provision Tensions: "The Lack of Consultation Isn't Working"10/30/2019
    39:37
  129. 137.
    Is The UK Ready for What Brexit Brings? - With Ruadhán Mac Cormaic and Helen Thompson10/25/2019
    37:24
  130. 138.
    Tangled Up in Brexit, Proxy War of The Buttons10/23/2019
    39:51
  131. 139.
    Votes for A Deal, Ireland's Bittersweet Brexit Success - with Fintan O'Toole and Denis Staunton10/18/2019
    34:51
  132. 140.
    Brexit: Can This Deal Pass?10/17/2019
    17:47
  133. 141.
    Brexit: Issues Remain as Deadline Looms – with Peter Foster10/16/2019
    32:19
  134. 142.
    Poll: Varadkar’s Approval Up, Little Between Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil10/14/2019
    23:31
  135. 143.
    Remembering Children Who Died in The Troubles - with Joe Duffy & Freya McClements10/14/2019
    29:00
  136. 144.
    Brexit: A Backstop for Slow Learners, The Tunnel, The North's Opportunity - with David McWilliams10/11/2019
    38:32
  137. 145.
    Another Brexit Breakdown, Paschal's Budget Message10/09/2019
    42:18
  138. 146.
    The DUP's Brexit Ruse - with Sam McBride & Patrick Smyth10/04/2019
    35:42
  139. 147.
    A Boring Budget, Johnson's 'Final' Brexit Offer, Bring Back Wolves10/02/2019
    38:24
  140. 148.
    Brexit: Rancor in Westminster as EU Hopes Fade - with Nick Gutteridge and Simon Carswell09/27/2019
    28:50
  141. 149.
    Brexit: A Brutal Defeat for Boris, Green Shoots, A Growing Threat to Journalism09/25/2019
    55:36
  142. 150.
    Naomi Klein: We Need Radical Climate Action09/20/2019
    38:27
  143. 151.
    Election Talk, Brexit Back-Channels09/18/2019
    30:28
  144. 152.
    Brexit: A Backstop In All But Name?09/11/2019
    34:19
  145. 153.
    Brexit: Has Boris Johnson's Visit Changed Anything?09/09/2019
    17:44
  146. 154.
    Bracing for Johnson's General Election - with Fintan O'Toole09/05/2019
    39:01
  147. 155.
    Brexit: A Bad Day for Boris, Election Calculations, A Chink of Light? - with Katy Balls09/04/2019
    35:26
  148. 156.
    Northern Ireland Past, Present and Future - with Professor Brendan O'Leary08/30/2019
    35:03
  149. 157.
    Brexit: Sit Back and Remain on the Edge of Your Seat – with Lisa O’Carroll08/29/2019
    28:22
  150. 158.
    Can a Capitalist Economy Solve the Climate Crisis?08/28/2019
    45:20
  151. 159.
    Maureen Dowd on Trump, Washington in Turmoil and Thriving Journalism08/23/2019
    30:03
  152. 160.
    Brexit: The 'Phoney War' Phase - with Professor Ronan McCrea08/21/2019
    40:59
  153. 161.
    Radicalisation and the Amplification of Extremism Online08/16/2019
    50:41
  154. 162.
    The Struggle for Independents - with Finian McGrath08/14/2019
    35:36
  155. 163.
    Sinn Féin's Westminster Seats, Social Housing - with Eoin Ó Broin and Fintan O'Toole08/07/2019
    49:11
  156. 164.
    Billy Bragg on Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn & Why Labour Should Support A Second Referendum08/02/2019
    40:34
  157. 165.
    Brexit: Is The Political Landscape Shifting? - with Professor Helen Thompson07/31/2019
    29:49
  158. 166.
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Brexit, Boris Johnson and What "No Deal" Means for The North07/26/2019
    39:44
  159. 167.
    Johnson's No Deal Cabinet, Varadkar's Determination - with Lisa O'Carroll07/25/2019
    28:34
  160. 168.
    Boris Johnson's in Charge, Maria Bailey's Punishment, End of Dáil Review07/24/2019
    38:44
  161. 169.
    Brexit: What is Boris Johnson's Strategy? - with James Forsyth07/17/2019
    37:19
  162. 170.
    Ailbhe Smyth's Life of Activism - Live at Body & Soul07/12/2019
    47:34
  163. 171.
    Is No-Deal Brexit Now Inevitable? With Fintan O'Toole, Lisa Chambers, Katy Hayward07/10/2019
    54:07
  164. 172.
    Mercosur Adds to Govt Woes, President Von Der Leyen, EU Dealmaking07/03/2019
    39:17
  165. 173.
    A United Ireland? Live at Body & Soul with Mary Lou McDonald, Sophie Long & Simon Carswell06/28/2019
    53:26
  166. 174.
    'Fake News' Comes to Ireland, Govt Plans Brexit Budget06/26/2019
    41:57
  167. 175.
    Michael Wolff on the Trump Presidency, Journalism & Politics Without Ideas06/21/2019
    31:05
  168. 176.
    An Ambitious Climate Action Plan06/19/2019
    46:47
  169. 177.
    How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change - with Jared Diamond06/14/2019
    35:42
  170. 178.
    Brexit, Scotland and Rockall / Fiscal Slap-Down06/12/2019
    45:41
  171. 179.
    Brexit And The Problem with British Media - with James O'Brien06/08/2019
    30:24
  172. 180.
    The Tory Leadership & Brexit, Gender Quotas in Local Elections06/05/2019
    43:27
  173. 181.
    Who is Emmanuel Macron? - with Sophie Pedder05/31/2019
    33:03
  174. 182.
    Exit Polls, The Left, Where's the Electoral Commission? – with Fintan O’Toole05/29/2019
    55:49
  175. 183.
    Election Special: Sinn Féin in Crisis, A Green-Left Alliance?, Fianna Fáil's Path to Power05/27/2019
    46:50
  176. 184.
    The Strategies of Right-Wing Populism - with Jan-Werner Mueller05/24/2019
    41:01
  177. 185.
    Is Our Political System Capable of Tackling Climate Change?05/22/2019
    50:39
  178. 186.
    EU Elections: The State of the Race05/17/2019
    40:15
  179. 187.
    Going Through The Motions: The Problem With Local Government05/15/2019
    44:02
  180. 188.
    Trump, Truth & US Politics - with Bob Woodward05/11/2019
    28:59
  181. 189.
    POLL: Who Leads in the Race for Europe?05/10/2019
    24:26
  182. 190.
    Plebiscites and Populism and Broadband, Oh My05/08/2019
    44:51
  183. 191.
    Nationalism & The Irish-American Identity - with Michael Brendan Dougherty05/03/2019
    36:39
  184. 192.
    The New IRA and Politics in the North05/01/2019
    37:17
  185. 193.
    Bret Easton Ellis on US Politics Invading His Apolitical Life04/25/2019
    38:28
  186. 194.
    Anti-EU Parties in the European Parliament - with Dr Kevin Cunningham04/24/2019
    46:52
  187. 195.
    "This Is Not A Retirement" - Clare Daly on Running for Europe04/17/2019
    46:31
  188. 196.
    Brexit Day Blues II - with Fintan O'Toole & Denis Staunton04/12/2019
    43:30
  189. 197.
    Brexit: Ireland's Wasted Opportunity - with David McWilliams & Shana Cohen04/10/2019
    46:30
  190. 198.
    Brexit: Can Corbyn and May Strike A Deal? - with Helen Thompson04/05/2019
    29:25
  191. 199.
    Zuckerberg in Dublin, A Green Consensus, The Carbon Tax – with Eamon Ryan04/03/2019
    39:57
  192. 200.
    Brexit Day Blues - with Ronan McCrea03/29/2019
    30:56

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