Spoil Your Reign

12
Jun

End of Enda, Launch of Leo #Politics

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This special episode is on the recent leadership race within Fine Gael. The recent election of Leo Varadkar as leader of Fine Gael is an enormous change from the leadership of Enda Kenny. We discuss the generational and region changes that the election of Leo has brought to Fine Gael and the numerous challenges facing him becoming Taoiseach.

It is expected that Leo will win election on Wednesday as Taoiseach however due to the status of the Fine Gael minority government, there is a small outside chance it may take one or more votes for him to be elected leader. However we fully expect that he will eventually become Taoiseach sometime in June! 

 

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9
Jun

UK General Election - the DUP, the Tories and the future #GE17

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This is a special episode on the recent UK general election which resulted in a hung parliament. The Conservative Party has suggested that it is going to remain in power with Theresa May as Prime Minister with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). We discuss the recent campaign, the decision to hold a snap election and the potential effect this has on Ireland. Also for all the non-Irish listeners we explain what the DUP are like and what UK citizens can expect from a government that is reliant DUP votes.

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7
Jun

Arts Policy in Ireland #Culture

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This is an episode on Arts policy in Ireland, tracking changes from the 1990s until present day. In particular we discuss the formation of the Department of Arts and the commingling of arts and heritage funding by successive governments. We would really like to broaden out this theme of arts policy in Ireland, so any listeners with ideas and suggestions of guests and topics, please get in touch!

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