This week we look again at BREXIT which looks a little more likely after the latest poll conducted by the Guardian. We’re also talking Trump and our dancing air guitar playing leader who has given his take on the next president of the USA. We also touch on the Gardai and more dodgy behaviour from our representatives claiming travel expenses.
Jimmy and Brian.
This week we open with old Etonian David Cameron’s latest attempt to resemble the man on the street, we’re talking inheritance tax, landlord TDs, out of hours emails in France and the total and utter demise of Venezuela.
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Brian & Jimmy
In the second of our series on 1916 we tell the story of some renegade Scandinavians in the GPO, we revisit the petitions committee and the bull they talk, we talk China and Europe and we take a look at the amount of cash Fine Gael has been spending on surveys.
Oh, and a message from US presidential hopeful Vermin Supreme.
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Brian & James
Happy New Year Donkey Voters!
In our first episode of the year, we share our 2016 outlook and cover some of the potential events that might have an impact in Europe in the months ahead.
Following the Irish Farmer’s Association scandal late last year, we look at the output of the recent pay inquiry and what’s next for the organisation.
We also chat about Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, the IRA and his tax affairs.
Oh and our friend Michael ‘Fingers’ Fingleton (y’know the former Irish Nationwide head who cost Ireland €5bn?), was recently in the news again and he might be making more headlines this year – find out why!
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Brian & James
Pfizer have decided to move their global HQ to Ireland and essentially become an Irish company but it’s not all good news for our economy.
The Irish Farmers Association, one of the most successful farmer lobby organisations in the world, have been making headlines all week for the wrong reasons.
We then hear from our man on the ground, Ross Barry Grainger, who is based in Brussels following the Paris attacks and his thoughts and interesting theories.
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Brian, Jim & RBG.
Hello Donkey Votes folk,
It appears Volkswagen are cheating so we discuss what this could mean for you and why it’s bigger than the destruction of a much loved brand.
The Irish economy is heating up nicely and so is the general election campaign – will it be November or February next year?
Listen up to find out more.
Brian & Jim
Not the greatest turn out to the Greek election but Syriza do the business, Cameron apparently was up to no good in college, the banking inquiry hearings come to an end and the European Commission to take a look at football transfer legislation.
Following his appearance in front of the Banking Inquiry last week, this episode of Donkey Votes focuses on Michael ‘Fingers’ Fingleton. We interview the man who quite literally wrote the book on Fingers, Sunday Business Post Business Editor Tom Lyons.
Tom is co-author of ‘Fingers: The Man Who Brought Down Irish Nationwide And Cost Us €5.4bn’ and you can read his column each week in The Sunday Business Post. Follow him on Twitter via @TomLyonsBiz.
You can buy Tom’s book here and listen to our interview below.
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There’s a cap on pay for Ministerial advisors but a few members of the cabinet are getting around that. It wouldn’t be an episode without a thought on Irish Water following the weekend’s protests. We chat about the Irish film industry and Galway’s new cinema and The Artist Taxi Driver plays us out with his take on the Irish.