Audio: Saturday with Claire Byrne: Labour Leadership Debacle, Medical Card Review, Tuam Grave Tragedy
This afternoon Claire is joined by Labour Minister of State for Research & Innovation Seán Sherlock, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger, Group Political Editor of the Irish Independent, Eddie Molloy of Change management Consultant, Dr. Ilona Duffy, Monaghan GP & Irish Medical Organisation committee member discuss the issue of the week.
Alan Kelly, Michael McCarthy and Seán Sherlock have all declared their candidacies for the position of deputy leader of the Labour Party, while Alex White is set to declare his leadership ambitions in the morning.
Minister of State at the Department of Communications Seán Sherlock has said his department has no role in the day-to-day running of RTÉ and so could not interfere with the decision by the broadcaster to refuse to accept an advertisement from Newstalk.
Minister for Research Sean Sherlock has asked his department to carry out a review of Ireland's international engagement on research and innovation, with particular attention to the costs and benefits of joining CERN.
Katie Pierce O'Shea, former winner of the BT Young Scientist Business Boot Camp, and Sean Sherlock, Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Innovation, discuss the benefits of the exhibition