Wednesday 28 September 2016

Rows over child benefit, programmes for govt, and garda reports – the Floating Voter & the ‘new politics’

Published 12/05/2016 | 18:37

The Programme for Government has been in existence for just 24 hours - and a row has already kicked off.

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On this week’s Floating Voter, the team discuss how the Fine Gael/Independent partnership can hold it all together and whether a row over child benefit is a sign of things to come.

Meanwhile, as Joan Burton waves goodbye to the Labour leadership - what next for the party licking its wounds following its disastrous General ELection performance.

INM political correspondent Philip Ryan questions whether history will be kind to Joan Burton in light of cuts she presided over while Minister for Social Protection.

And Niall O’Connor, in the presenting hot seat this week, is once again challenged over his infamous claim that Ms Burton is “one of the finest politicians of modern day time”.

Two Floating Voter regulars, Cormac McQuinn and Nicola Anderson, discuss Alan Shatter’s next move after the findings of the O’Higgins Commission.

The Floating Voter is available every Thursday and can be listened to on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Independent.ie .

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