The voting controversy revealed a lot about sloppy practices and loose rules at the heart of the Irish political system.

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This week presenter Áine Lawlor is joined by Paul Cunningham and Mícheál Lehane from Leinster House while Mary Regan reports on the European Parliament.

The week was dominated by the voting controversy. There were no sanctions against the Fianna Fáil TDs at the centre of the story. 

But the party's big names Lisa Chambers, Timmy Dooley, Niall Collins and Barry Cowen apologised to all politicians in the Dáil for improper voting.

In Strasbourg, the European Parliament discussed an extention to Brexit and the latest drama in Westminster as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes for a UK election.