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Friday 24 November 2017

Podcast: The Floating Voter on the week in politics: 'Hello Enda? It’s me, Michael...'

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The Floating Voter on the week in Irish politics

‘Hello Enda, it's me Micheal
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But I ain't done much healing’

Maybe it’s not quite Adele, but Micheal Martin did finally pick up the phone to Enda to discuss, amongst other things, government formation.

After five weeks since the general election, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have actually spoken and the Floating Voter was wondering what took them so long.

Looking back on the last seven days in Irish politics, the Floating Voter team discussed the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising that saw some pride and positivity around the Irish State once more.

While, in the messy business of making up the numbers for government, presenter Philip Ryan was asking if Fine Gael are losing numbers and support and if the momentum is back with Fianna Fail.

Plus, joining them in studio was William Lavelle, Frances Fitzgerald’s special adviser who is also running for the Seanad and was nominated by the Irish Internet Association. 

Will there be more cat videos online we wanted to know?  And in the quick-fire round, who would the Fine Gael councillor choose:  Donald Trump or Micheal Martin?

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

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