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Inside Politics

The Irish Times

The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan. See for privacy and opt-out information.


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Latest Episodes

Pressure continues to build on UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Denis Staunton has the latest from London. more

a day ago

Jennifer Bray and Harry McGee join Hugh to talk about the latest Covid-19 moves being considered by Government, an eye-catching ruling by the Standards in Public Office Commission and what we learned from the State papers released over Christmas. more

8 days ago

Pat is joined by Kevin Cunnimgham and Ed Brophy to talk about the major trends that could shape politics in 2022. Will the pandemic continue to dominate everything? How will the return of Leo Varadkar to the office of Taoiseach work in practice? If t... more

15 days ago


4.5 out of 5 stars from 704 ratings
  • Hosts and contributors draw you in by speaking to the audience

    Enjoy this podcast more than most as Hugh & Pat draw you in with their comfortable and natural way of discussing and exploring in depth topical events, while occasionally making hilarious digs at one another. All the journalists wear their erudition lightly and their easy camaraderie makes listening to their discussion a fun experience. I listen to a wide variety of political podcasts from 6 countries and the Irish Times podcasts continue to outperform those from media outlets focusing primarily... more

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    United Statesa month ago
  • CMO Profiles

    A good and consistently informative pod. That said, I was surprised to hear Jennifer Bray argue in the 8th Dec episode that Chris Whitty (the U.K.’s chief medical officer) had a low profile in the U.K., contrasting this with his equivalent in Ireland. The research undertaken to support this point appeared to be cursory, and a closer look would have shown that Whitty is a prominent figure, with strong name recognition after leading numerous COVID briefings. Indeed, he is so well known that he has... more

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    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Inside Politics

    Love this insightful podcast, only wish it was even more frequent! Keep it up!

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    Sinead on Northside
    Ireland2 months ago
  • Very astute, honest but also timely. The go to podcast for irish political discussion.

    2 months ago
  • Weighted score: latest/historic

    RADICAL! The lady doth protest too much, methink

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago

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