Our panel looks back at the week in politics

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

  • A rare foreign policy debate came to Dáil Éireann as Government and opposition tried and failed to agree a motion on the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
  • Dismay at the Department of Health and the HSE over a shortfall in funding for next year spills out into the open.
  • The political response to devastating flooding in Cork and the reality that climate mitigation will be among the State’s biggest and most expensive problems for - at least - decades to come.

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

Does President Michael D. Higgins see Russia as a colonial power - and what does that tell us?

A weary response to Time Out magazine’s claim that Smithfield is the second-coolest place on on the planet.