IFA; Abortion; Political Opinion Polls;
This afternoon, Claire was joined by: Michael Fitzmaurice - TD Roscommon–South Leitrim; Matt Carthy - Sinn Féin MEP, Midlands North West; John McManus - Opinion Editor of the Irish Times; Margaret Donnelly - Editor of Agriland.ie. And from our Cork studio: Simon Coveney - Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence.
Topics: New Alliance of Left/Right to Change - Housing, Min of Environment Alan Kelly
This afternoon Claire speaks to Pat Rabbitte of the Labour Party on Eamon Gilmore's memoirs. Our panel in studio are Blair Horan, former Gen Sec of CP&SU, Peadair Tóibín, SF TD Meath West, Ruth Coppinger, Social Party TD, Dublin West, Damien English, FG TD, Min for Skills, Research & Innovation & Fionnan Sheahan, Editor of Irish Independent.
Budget/Election/Pol Party Make-up/Labour & the Left
On the line to Claire are Jim Cusack, Min Alex White & Shane Ross on the fire tragedy on Glenamuck Road. In studio are Paul Murphy, AAA TD, Alison O'Connor, The Irish Examiner, Timmy Dooley, FF TD & Frank Flannery fmr Dir of Organisations & Strategy for FG & Jan O'Sullivan, Lab Min for Educ & Skills in our Limerick studio.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
In studio this morning are FF Sen Daragh O'Brien, Alex White, Min for Comm, Energy & Resources & Lab TD, Liadh NíRiada, Sinn Féin MEP, Fionnan Sheahan, Ed of the Irish Independent & Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant, Irish Examiner & fmr Snr Political Advisor. Topics: Opinion Polls, Potential Bedfellows, Fragmentation of Labour.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
This morning Simon Coveney, Min for Defence will be discussing the following topics: the Election Date, Budget, Irish Water & Mortgage Cap, with Claire in our Dublin studio along with Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist, Róisín Shorthall, Social Democrat TD, Peadar Tobín SF Meath NW & Political Corr for the Irish Times, Fiach Kelly.
Greece’s Debt Deal Deadline, Changes to Lone Parent Payments
Claire was joined by Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills. Senator Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail Senator. Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin TD for Meath East. Pat Cox, Former President of The EU Parliament. Fionnan Sheahan, Editor of The Irish Independent and Michalis Spourdalakis TBC, Founding Member of Syriza and Academic.
Kevin Cardiff and John Moran at The Banking Inquiry, Brian Lenihan TV Documentary, Brendan Howlins criticism of economists.
Claire was joined by Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation . Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Analyst. Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD. Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs and Shane Ross, Independent TD for Dublin South.
New political parties, Greece and media Ownership
Claire was joined by Kevin Humphreys, Minister of State at Dept. of Social Protection, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD, Geraldine Kennedy, former Editor of The Irish Times, Brendan Keenan, Economics Columnist with Irish Independent and Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent for The Irish Times
Same Sex Marriage Referendum Debate
Claire was joined by Stephen Collins, Political Editor of The Irish Times. Minister Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary and Waterford. Senator Jim Walsh, Independent Senator and Senator Averil Power, Fianna Fail Senator.
Carlow Kilkenny By-election live From The Bernard Shaw Theatre Carlow
Claire was joined by David Fitzgerald, Fine Gael. Bobby Alyward, Fianna Fail. Adrianne Wallace, People Before Profit. Peter O’Loughlin, Identity Ireland. Noel G Walsh. Breda Gardiner, Independent. Willie Quinn, Labour. Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Fein. David Holohan. Conor McLiam, Anti Austerity Alliance. Patrick McKee, Renua and Elizabeth Hourihane.
Fianna Fail Ard Fheis
Claire was joined by Averil Power, Fianna Fail Senator. Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fail Senator on Transport, Tourism and Sport. John Drennan, Political Editor of The Sunday Independent. Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Analyst. Willie O'Dea, Fianna Fail TD for Limerick. Barry Cowen, Spokesperson on Enviroment and local Government and Robert Troy, Fianna Fail TD for Longford/West Meath.
Brian Cowen Doorstep, Should The Government Spend The Money and Where
Claire was joined by Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Pearse Doherty, Finance Spokesperson for Sinn Fein. Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fail Senator. Niamh Lyons, Political Editor of Times Ireland and John Fitzgerald, Former ESRI Economist and adjunct Professor at Trinity.
Water Protests, Greece Austerity, What Price Aer Lingus
Claire was joined by Protestor Derek Byrne, Dublin Says No Campaign. Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP. Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South West. Gina Quinn, Chief Executive Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Katie Hannon, Political Reporter with RTÉ. We also spoke to Joe Mag Rollaigh, RTÉ News Reporter.
Sinn Féin's Jonathan O’Brien TD On Heated Exchanges in Leaders Questions
Jonathan O'Brien, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central joined Claire and her panel about the heated exchange in Leaders Question, which saw Jonathan speak his brother who is homeless and a recovering heroin addict. He spoke to the panel who consisted of Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality. Ruth Coppinger, Irish Socialist Party TD for Dublin West. Cliff Taylor, of The Irish Times. Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West and Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor with the Sunday Business Post.
Water Charges, Taxation, ESRI Report, Collapse of Northern Ireland Talks
Brian was joined by Aodhan O'Riordain, Minister of State at the Department of Justice. Sean OFearghail, Fianna Fail Whip. Ruth Coppinger, Socialist TD for Dublin West. Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst and Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary of the CPSU. Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein President joined later in the programme to discusse the collapse of The Northern Ireland talks.
Saturday with Brian Dowling - November 8th
This afternoon Brian is joined by Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Noel Whelan, Barrister & Political Analyst, Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner, Lucinda Creighton, Founding Member of Reform Alliance and Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central