Podcast: Why is waste charges such a burning issue on the left?

Inside Politics: Harry McGee and Pat Leahy talk Trudeau, waste charges and Stormont

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is welcomed by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at Farmleigh House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is welcomed by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

 

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Harry McGee and Pat Leahy talk about the substantive issues addressed by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

It was hard to discern what exactly those issues were during his visit, given all the smiling, posing, praising and jogging going on.

Then they turn to the issue of waste, which is a burning one on the left but not so much for the traditional establishment parties Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour. Why is that?

Finally they call up Newton Emerson in Belfast to find out who really wants what in Northern Ireland, a day after talks to restore power sharing in Stormont were put on ice until the autumn.