Who'll get elected from these absurd constituencies?
With one constituency running from the M50 to Malin Head, and another from Bray to Baltimore, we look at how the races might pan out in May’s Euro elections. Is there a gap in the market for a celebrity candidate? And on what basis do people actually choose who to vote for in a contest where most of us have only a sketchy notion of what the European Parliament really does and what its powers are? Political geographer Claire McGinn joins Harry McGee in studio to discuss, while Suzanne Lynch gives the view from Brussels.
Plus political blogger Mick Fealty discusses the controversy over letters of comfort given by the UK authorities to republican “on the runs with Martin Mansergh, one of the key architects of the Northern Ireland peace process,”, while columnist Fionola Meredith talks about what it means on the ground.
Inside Politics is a free weekly politics podcast presented by the digital development editor of the Irish Times, Hugh Linehan and produced by Sinead O'Shea.