It has been a bruising week for the Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar. 

He admitted his handling of a sensitive agreement with doctors was not best practice. He was cross examined in the Dáil by TDs who grilled him like lawyers in a courtroom. 

So how damaged is the Tánaiste and why did Fianna Fáil's Barry Cowen and Dara Calleary lose their jobs while the Fine Gael leader has remained in position? 

The Your Politics podcast is available for download here on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher with presenter Sandra Hurley who is joined by Mícheál Lehane and Mary Regan. 

They also discuss Joe Biden and how ministers will come under pressure to relax Covid-19 restrictions. 

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