Listen: The Floating Voter Podcast 3
The third in the series of Independent.ie's political podcasts for Election 2016
Published 29/01/2016 | 15:06
We’re only days away now from Enda Kenny calling the General Election so things are starting to get serious. Well, as serious as they can on ‘The Floating Voter’.
This podcast, hosted by INM’s Group Political Editor Kevin Doyle, cuts through the political soundbites, ignores the spin and bursts some of the bubble that surrounds Leinster House.
Today the team are looking at the Michael Lowry controversy that has dominated the front pages for the past week.
It’s been both a good and a bad week for the Tipperary TD depending on whether you have a national or local viewpoint, leaving plenty for INM’s political correspondents Niall O’Connor and Philip Ryan to muse over.
With the Banking Inquiry finally producing its report this week, the Irish Independent’s Public Affairs Editor Shane Phelan joins the panel to ask was it really worth €6.5m – and why is the French banker Jean-Claude Trichet the scapegoat?
Jason Kennedy from independent.ie tells us what’s making a splash on social media.
And it’s a big weekend for the Labour Party with their pre-election conference taking place in Mullingar.
Niall gives a very upbeat assessment of their electoral chances but the rest of the team are not so sure.
As always we want you to help ignite the conversation on Twitter using #FloatingVoter.The Floating Voter is available every Tuesday and Friday and can be listened to on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and Independent.ie .