I applied for a job over a month ago through a recruiter and was told by the company and the recruiter that they would be taking a month or so to assess whether they were able to bring anyone in at all and then move from there.
It's been a month and a half since my interview and my attempts at checking up on my recruiter for feedback went from them sending me other jobs whilst I waited and constantly saying they'll have feedback next week to now not even replying to my emails even when I have said I'm interested in other jobs (I wasn't constantly asking it was more of a "Hey following up on this job you sent me, while I have you have you heard back yet?"). About 2 weeks after the job was posted it dropped from the recruiment agency and no mention of it online anywhere, I assumed they didn't get the funding for the position and left it at that.
A month and a half later since my original interview I was approached by another recruitment agency for the same job that had just been posted on their website and when I casually told them I applied for this job a month ago they seemed surprised and said they always did recruitment for this company and that the job had only just been posted as live.
How should I proceed? I'm not sure whether it is okay to apply for this job again as my original recruiter is pretty much stonewalling me and from what I can tell the job has pretty much switched recruitment agencies, or whether I should just tell the new recruiter to enter my name into the hat again but that I've already interviewed so if the company actually rejected me they can pass that on immediately.