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NCWI spat raises interesting questions, Citizens' Assemblies, Sinn Féin's carbon stance

Professor Jane Suiter and political correspondent Harry McGee join Hugh to talk about the week's political stories.


  • The National Women's Council of Ireland annoyed some government politicians by failing to invite them to an International Women's Day event. The row raised interesting questions about the role of civic bodies like the NCWI and their relationship with politics.
  • Citizens' Assemblies were designed to help the political system digest divisive societal issues. But are they working as well as they could?
  • Sinn Féin's opposition to carbon taxes sets it apart among the big parties. What's their alternative?