Friday 20 April 2018

The Floating Voter Podcast: Leo Varadkar V Mary Lou McDonald and are seven referendums a waste of time? Newsdesk Newsdesk

It’s a busy week in Leinster House but much of the focus has turned to the battle of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald.

The Floating Voter explore the motives behind Mr Varadkar’s attack on the TD, including his description of her as the Dáil’s Marine Le Pen.

With seven referendums slated for the next two years Shona Murray shares her insights on the opening sessions of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

Philip Ryan explains why he believes the staging of so many votes is a waste of time and little more than a political distraction for the Government.

And with the Budget just over a week away the panel discuss whether it’s time to do away with the big day of pomp and ceremony in favour of a more European approach.

The Floating Voter is hosted by INM’s Group Political Editor Kevin Doyle who is joined by panellists Philip Ryan, Niall O’Connor and Shona Murray.

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