In this week's podcast Hugh Linehan discusses the implications of Brian Crowley's expulsion from the Fianna Fail parliamentary party with Fiach Kelly, Denis Staunton and Suzanne Lynch.
They ask what Crowley has done to achieve such success in Munster and how his decision to join the Eurosceptic ECR group will affect his situation.
The show also analyses the latest from the Labour leadership contest and Luke Ming Flanagan's decision to keep his full MEP wage in advance of the revolution.
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