Audio: Fairytales, ladybirds and hung Dáils

Wednesday 17 February 2016 17.10
All of Wednesday's key election audio
All of Wednesday's key election audio

Micheál Martin living in a fairytale - Minister for Health

Leo Varadkar has said Micheál Martin is attempting to make a fairytale out of his time as Minister for Health.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, current Minister for Health Mr Varadkar refuted criticism from the Fianna Fáil leader in which he described Mr Varadkar's record as minister as "disastrous" during the leaders' debate on RTÉ One television on Monday night.

Mr Martin had his say a little bit later on when speaking to News at One.

Are we heading for a hung Dáil?

David Davin-Power discusses the latest opinion polls on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, and what the results could mean for the parties.

Three strikes and you're out... maybe

Renua party leader Lucinda Creighton and Derek Nolan of the Labour Party discuss the pros and cons of Renua's 'three strikes' policy regarding crime.

Confused by quotas? The ladybird guide to GE16

Professor of politics at UCD David Farrell explains how votes are distributed, what surplus votes are and what proportional representation is on RTÉ's Today With Sean O'Rourke.

Poll suggests drop in support for Fine Gael

The latest opinion poll - carried out on just over 1,000 people by Red C for the Irish Sun between last Thursday and Monday - suggests another fall in support for Fine Gael.

Kieran Dineen of the Irish Sun discussed the results on RTÉ Morning Ireland.

On the beat with the AAA-PBP

RTÉ's Justin McCarthy spent a day with Ruth Coppinger of the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit group as she canvassed in west Dublin.

Sitting in the Dáil for the Bay?

With Dublin North Central and Dublin North East having merged as one, Dublin Bay North is a highly competitive constituency in the General Election. RTÉ Drivetime Reporter Barry Lenihan discusses the geography of the area, along with the biggest issues facing voters.