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Welcome to Andy McGibbons' Politics, Culture and some other shit Podcast. I mostly talk about the politics of Ireland, the northern bit in which I live and beyond. I cover international stories from an anti imperialist stance. I advocate for a New Ireland united and free. I also like to talk a bit about culture, I play in a band called The Bonnevilles and have toured our beautiful planet and in that touring have met and seen many wonderful things which I like to share.
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
"Sorry there - could I get a Pint of Politics and a pack of bacon fries? Cheers" Jordan & Evan bring you your weekly round up of politics and current affairs in Ireland. Our goal is to create and develop conversation and engagement amongst our generation in area affecting their lives and their futures. All feedback and bar snacks welcome.
 
Hosted by Dion Fanning, Ireland Unfiltered features stripped-back, honest conversations with some of the biggest names in Irish entertainment, sport, politics and media. Fanning also speaks to notable international figures on some of the most important issues affecting Ireland today. Ireland Unfiltered will be available every Tuesday. Together with Carlsberg Ireland.
 
Breaking Britain is a podcast produced by the Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London. Hosted by Russell Foster and Alex Clarkson, it will explore the pressures unravelling the unity of Britain and reopening the future of the island of Ireland in a European context. In each episode we will discuss the challenges reshaping a disunited kingdom as well as a wary republic with scholars and commentators who can provide expe ...
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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Northern Ireland experienced three decades of violence from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. Thousands of people were killed, injured, or bereaved. The so-called Troubles were brought to an end by the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement of 1998, an accord between the British and Irish governments and most of the main political parties in Northern Ire…
 
Adam Boulton and guests look at the state of the parties after this week's Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election in which the Conservatives held the seat with a reduced majority. The panel assess the impact of the Reform Party - which finished third - and speculate on when there could be another general election. They also reflect on the latest attempt…
 
Fianna Fáil's Cathal Crowe is calling for urgent action to prevent lay-offs. The Clare TD joins host Paul Cunningham, along with Sorcha Ni Riada and Micheál Lehane, to discuss the omicron body blow being dealt to businesses, cuts to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme and communication breakdowns.RTÉ News
 
Depending on who you ask, Charles J. Haughey is either the great villain of Irish political life or the benevolent and forward-thinking saviour of a benighted nation. Professor of politics at Dublin City University, Gary Murphy, has written a biography of the former Taoiseach based on Haughey’s personal archives, as well as extensive interviews wit…
 
Are you ready to jack into the metaverse and surf a cyberwave down the information super highway? Stick on these VR goggles and join us as we chat with Dr Dónal Mulligan about the internet and its effect on politics. Be careful though! If you die in the podcast, you die in real life. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music b…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the issue at the top of the political agenda - the distressing news of the deaths of 27 people who drowned in the English Channel trying to reach the UK. They also asses the Prime Minister's fortunes as Boris Johnson attempts to get back on the front foot after the sleaze row, the HS2 controversy, the rebellion on so…
 
He's commonly known as the Father of the Dáil. Now entering his fifth decade in the Oireachtas, 76 year old Bernard Durkan has hit the headlines over his campaign for more transparency on the Lotto prize. Sandra Hurley and Micheál Lehane hear that his office has been swamped with messages, as he demands action on an epic roll-over.…
 
Today we’re taking a retrospective look at the outcomes of the COP-26 conference that was held in Glasgow earlier this month. COP – or Conference of the Parties – is the annual UN climate change conference. A key aim of the conference was to ‘keep 1.5°C alive’ – but was enough progress made on cutting emissions to reach this goal? Have rich countri…
 
Years of being on the opposite side of difficult Brexit negotiations have unarguably damaged Irish-British relations. But how bad is the damage? To find out, this week's host Pat Leahy talks to former Irish ambassador to the UK Bobby McDonagh and our London editor Denis Staunton. They also discuss the latest developments in the standoff over the No…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the government's levelling up agenda through the prism of changes to the HS2 and Northern Powerhouse rail projects. They also analyse the ongoing sleaze row which isn't going away despite the Prime Minister's attempts to close it down with a move to clean up the system. Joining Adam on the this week's podcast are the…
 
After clashing loudly with the Ceann Comhairle, Gary Gannon tells us what's up with antigen testing for Oireachtas members. The Social Democrat TD joins Micheál Lehane and Tommy Meskill to deny he's rushing to the media and insist testing must be free.RTÉ News
 
We’re focusing today on the regulation of the internet. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen argues that her former employer persistently puts profit above prevention of harm. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg himself argues that greater regulation of internet companies is needed – that rules for what is and isn’t allowed should be made through democ…
 
Once again, too many people are getting sick, and there aren't enough hospital beds. The Government is struggling to come up with a convincing plan to turn the Covid-19 situation around. Jack Horgan-Jones and Jennifer Bray tell Hugh what the thinking is about how to tackle the crisis and how the latest reimposition of restrictions on nightlife and …
 
Nobody cares about local government until the bins don’t get collected and the grass has grown really, really long on your local GAA pitch. Nobody, that is, except for Mayor Peter Kavanagh, a man with more fucks to give than there are blades of grass on you local GAA pitch. whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Theme music by Supermar…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the sleaze allegations circling UK politics. The controversy has focused on Conservative MPs with second jobs, Sir Geoffrey Cox carrying out paid external work from his House of Commons office and the issue of lobbying following the Owen Paterson row. Should MPs have second jobs and how should the Conservatives respo…
 
With Kevin Lunney's torturers convicted, Sinn Féin's Martin Kenny - himself a target of violent intimidation - joins Sandra Hurley and Micheál Lehane to warn that "a fascist mentality" on social media is fueling hostility. We ask if Sinn Féin's acceptance of the Special Criminal Court is driven by conviction, or pure pragmatism.…
 
I talk with Peter Graham from Berlin Battle Damage. A fascinating insight into the city and its living history and legacy from WWII. https://www.facebook.com/BerlinBDamage Like. Share. Subscribe. #ww2 #berlin #history
 
For days now politicians in Ireland and the EU have been expecting UK Brexit negotiator David Frost to trigger Article 16, pausing the Northern Ireland protocol and creating a fresh crisis for EU-UK relations. But today Lord Frost made more diplomatic noises, saying negotiations had made some progress and still have longer to run. But if the threat…
 
The past decade has witnessed growing controversy surrounding the erosion of the rule of law in and outside the European Union. In Hungary, Serbia, Turkey and other European states the concentration of power in the hands of the executive at the expense of the autonomy of legislatures and judiciaries has triggered popular protests over a drift to au…
 
As promised my review of the Irish language movie Arracht, which I fecking loved btw, just in case you didn't know. I made a mistake during the livestream and had to make an edit, you may hear it, if you don't... good. Check it out. #arracht
 
The much anticipated multi-billion-euro Climate Action Plan is published, and while the Taoiseach vows that failure is not an option, halving emissions by the decade's end is a gargantuan task. RTÉ Radio's Philip Boucher-Hayes, just back from COP26, joins host Sandra Hurley and correspondent Paul Cunningham, to put the plan in perspective.…
 
Today our focus is on what politicians say – and on processes for analysing what politicians say. Politicians’ speech is, of course, a fundamental part of politics. We can think of it as a product of – and therefore a window into – deeper political forces. And in itself it also helps to constitute the political realm and how we think of all the par…
 
At Sinn Féin’s ardfheis in Dublin last weekend, a motion in support of the non-jury Special Criminal Court was passed, representing a considerable shift in position and removing a significant hurdle to the party’s ambitions to lead the next government. Banners declaring it’s “time for change” adorned the walls of the Helix in Dublin City University…
 
Welcome back to Top of the Populists! Stay tuned to hear some anti-elitist bops from DJ Trump and many more! Seriously though, Steve has finally recovered from the haze of his masters degree to teach us all about the political framework (?) of populism. Also, Richie has a new toy. Good soup... whatampolitics.com Follow us on Instagram & Twitter The…
 
Adam Boulton and guests analyse the good, the bad and the bubbly from this week's Budget statement by Rishi Sunak. Big spending commitments in line with Brown and Blair rather than Osborne and Cameron - and big tax rises to boot, with the tax burden now at a level not seen since 1949. A big boost for workers on Universal Credit and a business rate …
 
COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and is the annual UN climate change conference. The conference will be attended by the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty that came into force in 1994. More than 190 world leaders are expected to arrive in Scotland. Together with tens of thous…
 
Europe correspondent Naomi O'Leary talks to Hugh about the rising Covid numbers in many EU member states, the rising energy prices that are dominating the news and the row between Brussels and Poland over the rule of law. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A year after the UK withdrew from the structures of the European Single Market, the effects of Brexit are beginning to be felt. While the COVID19 pandemic and debates about the future of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland continue to overshadow political life within the UK, the reconfiguration of the UK's relationship with the EU has also had a p…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss two types of risk this week. The risk to the public from Covid as ministers rule out introducing a Plan B to tackle rising cases of the virus - a decision which seems at odds with the advice from from the British Medical Association and the NHS Confederation. And the panel assess the risk to MPs and their safety as t…
 
Did the Taoiseach go more Cork, clashing horns with the Kingdom's Danny Healy Rae? Fine Gael's Jennifer Carroll MacNeill joins host Paul Cunningham and Sandra Hurley to discuss antigen testing, professional mothers being disadvantaged, and corporate culture's opposition to fathers on a 4-day week.RTÉ News
 
Today we’re looking at protest by prisoners. Some of the most famous cases of protest politics involve protests by prisoners. Think of hunger striking suffragettes in early-twentieth-century Britain. Think of the dirty protest among republican prisoners in Belfast in the late 1970s, and then the hunger strikes there in 1981. Indeed, just two weeks …
 
The UK has drifted ever rightwards slowly over the past 50 years. How does this affect us? It will. Patsy Dan Rogers the last King Of Ireland, painter and resident of Tory island. Like. Share. Subscribe.
 
Ed Brophy is a former chief of staff to finance minister Paschal Donohoe and to Labour’s Joan Burton when she was Tánaiste. Recently he stepped away from politics after ten years in the corridors of power. He talks to Hugh and Pat about the crises Ireland faced during his time as a government advisor, the challenges of governing under the watchful …
 
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