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Each week Brexit Republic will assess the unfolding developments, explain the complexities, and explore where and how Brexit will have an impact.
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The Noisy Episode

The Noisy Episode

2020-06-2638:48

Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin try to cut through the noise on the Brexit talks stand-off (but some 'working from home ambience' makes itself felt). The team looks ahead to what's on the table for face-to-face EU-UK talks next week.
A metaphor a minute on the latest episode: Tigers in tanks, corners on cliff edges and more. London Correspondent Seán Whelan, Europe Editor Tony Connelly & Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin round up the week that began with Boris Johnson meeting the heads of the EU institutions.
Tunnel of Gove

Tunnel of Gove

2020-06-1243:45

Hosts: Europe Editor Tony Connelly & Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin Back after a three-month hiatus, Brexit Republic looks at where things have moved since March (spoiler alert - not far) and what the main points of clash are as the EU and UK try to reach agreement on their future relations.
Colm Ó Mongáin talks North-South approachers to the virus in Ireland with RTÉ Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers, and North-South tensions in the Eurozone with Editor Tony Connelly. Also - we hear from EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson on migrant camps, corona bonds and cybercrime.
Silver Linings?

Silver Linings?

2020-03-1334:231

RTÉ's London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at two Brexit (relative) silver linings this week: Brexit contingency planning's usefulness for the COVID-19 pandemic. Also former European Commission Secretary General Catherine Day on the boost UK departure gives EU social policy.
Beans and Barnier

Beans and Barnier

2020-03-0641:49

EU-UK talks were preceded by tetchy exchanges and a 'patriotic breakfast'. So why did everything go so quiet? RTÉ's London Correspondent Seán Whelan relocated to Brussels and took the temperature, while Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin caught up with former EU Ambassador to the US David O'Sullivan for his thoughts on the talks.
How does the UK see its commitments to the Irish Protocol and the Political Declaration and what impact will deviation have on its credibility in other trade talks? RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Wheland and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on the pre-negotiation noises.
UK Brexit negotiator talks Edmund Burke in Brussels, the European heads of government talk turkey on the multiannual budget, but is Greece really talking about losing its marbles? RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Wheland and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin.
RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on a week when Ireland reshuffled its poltical landscape, the UK Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet and RTÉ was dealt the details of a document on the Joint Committee.
Unparliamentary Language

Unparliamentary Language

2020-02-0639:101

RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at Seán's Brexit night encounter, Australia v Canada and the continuing Level Playing Field sparring.
Bye, Bye, it's B-Day

Bye, Bye, it's B-Day

2020-01-3146:082

On the day that the UK leaves the EU, RTÉ Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at the parting of the ways and the difficult road ahead. Also: Tony talks to Lib Dem MEP Anthony Hook.
In the last week of the withdrawal process, RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at UK-US tensions, the upcoming trade talks and just what is EU++?
Junior B football, the Level Playing field, Charles II pledge to the Flemish fishermen and the Big Ben Brexit bong gone wrong. RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin talk Brexit in another eclectic episode.
Last week Claire Fox – MEP for North West England with the Brexit Party delivered an address at the Institute for IIEA in Dublin. RTÉ Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin sat down with her & got her views on what motivated leave vote, amongst other things. Have a listen.
"Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)?" In the first podcast of the year RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at the week where European Commission President (and Buzzcock's fan) Ursula von der Leyen went to London.
In our final episode of 2019, Brexit Republic is podcasting a lecture by former UK Ambassador to the EU (2013-17) Ivan Rogers at Policy Scotland, Glasgow University. The original lecture video, which looks ahead to a difficult year of EU-UK trade talks is at https://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/ghost-of-christmas-yet-to-come-brexit-lecture-full-text/
It's all over. Brexit proved decisive in what became a personality contest-type election. RTÉ's London Correspondent Seán Whelan, Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at what happens next in the UK, Ireland and Brussels.
What does a new HM Treasury document marked 'Sensitive' say about the impact of the Withdrawal Agreement on Northern Ireland? Why is Boris Johnson avoiding Andrew Neil? And what's that new tune? Count Binface hits the synth. RTÉ London Correspondent and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on backing vocals.
UK parties launch their manifestos - but how do they fare under scrutiny? Incoming EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shares her views of "tough, but fair" Phil Hogan’s new role.
RTÉ's Europe Editor Tony Connelly gets reaction at the European People's Party Congress in Zagreb to the ongoing UK General Election and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin takes an in-depth look at the election in Northern Ireland with polling expert Bill White of LucidTalk (c.32:00)
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Comments (3)

Gerard

This "show" just seems to be a listing of numbers and stats. RTE should do better.

Apr 1st
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Jon saverton

it would be good to understand the no deal scenario, after all it now seems inevitable...even by default

Jan 16th
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Albert Smith

Very informative podcast makes this difficult issue easier to understand

Jul 6th
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