Floating Voter Podcast 6: Gun crime, the Fianna Fail bounce, and attracting young voters
Published 09/02/2016 | 14:49
The horrific shootings in broad daylight in a Dublin hotel as well as retaliations in their aftermath have raised many questions about gun crime over the last few days.
The truth about escalating gang warfare has brought into stark focus Sinn Fein’s call for abolishment of the Special Criminal Court.
This was one of the main talking points on the latest episode of the Floating Voter podcast, presented by INM’s Group Political Editor, Kevin Doyle.
Kevin was joined, as ever, by INM’s Political Correspondents, Philip Ryan and Niall O’Connor, who took Gerry Adams to task over his recent rambling, confused and incoherent explanations as to how to protect witnesses and juries in the absence of a Special Criminal Court.
Elsewhere on the campaign trail, the panel highlighted Fianna Fail’s surprising bounce in recent polls. Just stay out of trouble and don’t mess up seems to be the main lesson to be learned from this election campaign thus far.
Social Media Editor, Clare Cullen, was also on the show to discuss Independent.ie’s youth vote registration campaign, Count Us In. As the deadline for registering looms we’re encouraging 18-24 year olds to make sure they’re on the electoral register. Visit independent.ie/countusin for more details.