The panel look back on the week in politics - and pop music

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On today’s Inside Politics podcast, Hugh Linehan, Jack Horgan-Jones and Jennifer Bray look back on the week in politics:

Two weeks in, Simon Harris has already experienced some minor controversies as Taoiseach. But how is he doing overall?

As the Greens head into their National Conference this weekend, will the party be happy with their standing as an election draws near?

Critics say the role of the Oireachtas in passing the EU’s new migration pact shows how little scrutiny important EU measures are subjected to here.


With growing sensitivity around the issue of migration, the complex pact has the potential to be a significant political flashpoint.

Plus, the panel pick their Irish Times articles of the week:

Derek Scally on a German Lutheran priest’s successful ploy to attract a younger congregation.

Patrick Freyne’s unflattering review of a new RTE comedy sketch show.

And Conor Pope’s reporting on the egregiousness of Eir.