FF/FG Deal - Role of Independents in Government Formation - Irish Water - The Story So Far
Claire was joined by Brian Dowling, RTE's Political Staff, John Lahart, FF TD Dublin South-West, Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats Wicklow and East Carlow, Ciarán Lynch, Labour Cork South Central, Dara Murphy, Fine Gael Cork North Central and Dan O'Brien, Irish Independent / Sunday Independent Columnist and Economist.
Labour and the Formation of the new Government
Claire was joined by Alex White, Acting Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Katie Hannon, Political Correspondent for Current Affairs Department, RTE and Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent for The Irish Examiner.
Fianna Fáil reject partnership with Fine Gael - what now?
Claire was joined by Timmy Dooley, FF Clare TD, Damien English, FG Meath West TD, Louise O'Reilly Sinn Féin Dublin Fingal TD, Mattie McGrath Independent Tipperary TD, Shane Ross Independent TD Dublin South, Alison O'Connor, Columnist Irish Examiner and Noel Whelan Irish Times Columnist and Barrister.
Presidency Row - Formation of the next Government
Claire was joined by Director of the Iona Institute and Columnist David Quinn, Donncha O'Connell, Head of the School of Law NUIG, Darragh O'Brien, FF Dublin Fingal, John Halligan, Independent TD, Mary Minihan, Irish Times Political Staff and Simon Coveney, Acting Minister for Agriculture.
Role Of Independents in Government Formation / Reflecting on 1916
Brian Dowling was joined by Eamon O'Cuiv, FF TD Galway West, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central, Frank Flannery, Former Fine Gael Strategist and Director of Elections, Dr. Michael Harty, Independent TD Clare and Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant and Irish Examiner Columnist.
Formation of the New Government
Claire was joined by Donnchadh O'Laoghaire, SF Cork South Central, Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats, Paul Murphy, AAA-PBP, Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent Alliance, Eamon Ryan, Leader of The Green Party, Mattie McGrath, Independent Tipperary and Daniel McConnell Political Editor of The Irish Examiner.
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.