This week we've got something different- we're airing an episode of the Echo Chamber Podcast where Clare and Mick were interviewed by Tony Groves and Martin McMahon.
They talk about foreign policy- particularly Syria and Iraq, the EU and recent attacks on the MEP's foreign policy positions in the Irish press.
Otros episodios de "I4C Trouble with Daly and Wallace"
EP 68 - Keeping the lights on
36:52Damien and Clare are missing this week and Ciara, Mick’s parliamentary assistant, is taking over as presenter. Mick gets his revenge for previous “censoring” of his jokes by telling a long story he heard about a priest… lord help us.We discuss rising energy prices and gas shortages as we come into the winter- how did we get here, and what comes next? Also on the agenda- EU relations with the Sahel, China, and Ethiopia, and the killing of protesters in Lebanon this week.
EP 67 - Bulgaria to Belarus
48:01Clare reports back from her mission to Bulgaria, Mick and Clare discuss the I4C position on Belarus.They also talk about tax havens, the Pandora Papers and the EU’s hypocrisy in blacklisting certain Global South countries as tax havens while countries within the Union… including our own…. continue to engage in similar practices.They look at the International Criminal Court’s decision to pursue the Taliban for war crimes committed in Afghanistan- fair enough, but why the refusal to look at the crimes of the US or Afghan armies?Finally Mick fills us in on recent developments in Tigray, Ethiopia.
EP 66 - The Strongly Worded Letter
45:29So many issues, so little time. This week Clare and Mick are taking us through a whole range of recent events in the Parliament and beyond, most notably the letter that they wrote to the CEO of Portuguese bank Novo Banco calling on the bank to release Venezuelan funds for medicines and vaccines.They’re also talking about the attempted arrest of Catalan MEP Carles Puigdemont, a visit to Brussels by a group of Irish people affected by the mica building blocks scandal, last week’s elections in Russia and Germany, the persecution of journalist Algirdas Paleckis in Lithuania, and finally, how best to tackle methane emissions.
Ep 65 - Great, European Values!
39:48This week Mick and Clare are in Strasbourg and they’re discussing Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her speech on the “state of the union”… the absolute state of it is right.We’re talking hypocrisy, fortress Europe and “Great European Values”.
EP 64 - The back to school episode
37:52This week the Parliament is getting well and truly back into the swing of things. Mick and Clare catch us up on what has been happening in their committees. They discuss the sixth IPCC report on climate change and how its section on methane emissions is being deliberately misused by the meat and dairy lobby, corruption and organised crime in Bulgaria, working conditions in the aviation sector and finally Afghanistan.
EP 63 - Afghanistan
41:52This week Clare, Mick and Damien discuss the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the European reaction, the 20 years of US occupation and counterinsurgency during the war in Afghanistan and Irish government complicity in it, and the importance of learning the lessons. They also go back to 2010 to listen to what Julian Assange and WikiLeaks had to say about the war, and discuss how, even though the US war in Afghanistan is now over, the US war on journalism still continues.
EP 62 - The Summer Floods
32:21This summer Belgium was devastated by floods the likes of which it has never seen before, leaving 41 dead. In July, Clare and Mick met Cristophe and François two of the sound engineers in the European Parliament, to discuss what happened.The episode wasn’t published at the time but we’re releasing it now because it’s a powerful conversation about how it feels to see climate change in action, very close to home.
EP 61 - Fake news and straight talk
48:43Things are wrapping up for the summer in the European Parliament so we’re leaving you with a big one. Mick and Clare are going deep into foreign policy, their positions on the big issues of the day- Syria, Cuba, Belarus- and the threads that tie it all together.The recent media barrage has misinterpreted Clare and Mick’s critique of the warmongering anti-China, anti-Russia rhetoric as towing the line pushed by those governments. In this episode they set the record straight - they’re not pro-China or pro-Russia, they are against the EU using Russia and China as bogeymen to justify militarisation.They’re also discussing the shrinking space for dissenting opinions and the dangerous tendency to label any view outside of the dominant pro-US one as “fake news”.Finally there's some talk about issues closer to home and the recent Disclosures Tribunal report on Garda whistleblower Nick Keogh.
EP 60 - Guest Appearance: The Echo Chamber Podcast
46:27This week we've got something different- we're airing an episode of the Echo Chamber Podcast where Clare and Mick were interviewed by Tony Groves and Martin McMahon.They talk about foreign policy- particularly Syria and Iraq, the EU and recent attacks on the MEP's foreign policy positions in the Irish press.
EP 58 - Birds and the bees
36:23This week its I4C Trouble with Wallace and… Thomson. Clare is away and Mick and Damien are using it as an opportunity for an environment triple bill.First up is the EU Climate Law, the not-so-ambitious EU plan for reaching climate neutrality by 2050 which goes to a final vote this week. Mick explains why approving the law as it is amounts to a commitment to climate catastrophe.Then we’re talking bees- small creatures with a huge impact on EU food systems. There are big decisions to be made in the European Council next week on protecting the EU bee population and Mick and Damien are here to fill us in on that.Last of all we’re talking about rail, specifically the Southeast on Track campaign to reopen the Wexford/Rosslare - Waterford Rail Link which was shut down during austerity. There are some proposals to turn it into a greenway, but getting rid of a viable rail line is anything but green…