As the ICJ rules against Israel, Gaza is now a major issue in Irish politics

Plus Catherine Martin fails to grasp the RTÉ nettle

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Jack Horgan-Jones and Pat Leahy join Hugh Linehan to discuss the week in politics:

Gaza is proving a persistent issue in Irish politics, and today’s ruling at the International Court of Justice could place more pressure on the Government to support South Africa’s case and intensify its criticism of Israel.

Meanwhile Sinn Féin has faced its own criticism for Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill’s decision to visit the White House on St Patrick’s Day, given the military support provided to Israel by the United States.

Minister Catherine Martin struggled in a radio interview about the Grant Thornton report that laid bare RTÉ's failures in the planning and conception of Toy Show: The Musical. Will there ever be accountability for the board’s failures to control the loss-making project?


In the US presidential election, the primary season seems to coming to a premature end, as opposition to Donald Trump falters and Democrats show no sign of replacing President Biden on their ticket. But what will that rerun look like?

Plus the panel pick their Irish Times pieces of the week:

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