Saturday with Claire Byrne
Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor at Independent News Media. Brian Hayes Fine Gael MEP for DubliN. Ronan Mullen Independent Senator. Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil TD Cork North - Central spokesperson on Health.Harry McGee Political Correspondent, The Irish Times
Topics: National Maternity Hospital, 8th Amendment and Brexit.
Maternity Hospital – Fine Gael Leadership – Brexit / Ag Sector – State of Labour
Claire was joined in studio by Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Roisin Shortall, Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West, John Comer, President of the ICMSA and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner, and from the Labour Party Conference in Wexford by Joan Burton, Former Labour Party Leader.
Water - Drink Driving - Garda Commissioner
Claire was joined in studio by Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Jim O'Callaghan, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South, Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media and Gavin Barrett, Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, UCD Sutherland School of Law, and from our Limerick studio by Alan Kelly, Labour TD for Tipperary.
Brexit - Live from the Oriel Centre Gaol Dundalk
Claire was joined in Oriel Centre Gaol Dundalk by Charlie Flanangan, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin President, Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP MP, Stephen Donnelly, Brexit Spokesperson for Fianna Fáil, Verona Murphy, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association and George Lee, RTÉ's Agriculture & Environment Correspondent.
Garda Scandal - Tax - Bus Eireann
Claire was joined in studio by Willie O'Dea, Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick City, Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael TD for Dublin West & Minister for Social Protection, Brid Smith, Solidarity TD for Dublin South–Central, Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times and Dan O'Brien, Columnist with The Sunday Independent & The Irish Independent.
Enda & Trump – A United Ireland – PAC / Noonan
Claire was joined in studio by Darragh O'Brien, FF TD for Dublin Fingal, Peader Toibin, SF TD for Meath West, Colm Brophy, FG TD for Dublin South-West, Noel Whelan, Irish Times Columnist and Barrister and Alison O'Connor, Irish Examiner Columnist, and also on the line by Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media.
Patrick’s Day - Grace – Tuam
Claire was joined in studio by Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD for Meath East, Ruth Coppinger, Solidarity TD for Dublin West, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner and David Quinn, Columnist with the Irish Independent, and from our Waterford studio by John Halligan, Independent TD for Waterford.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
Claire was joined by Sinn Fein TD Eoin O'Broin, Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen, Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell, Political Analyst John Drennan, Fionnan Sheahan of the Irish Independent and Journalist Amanda Ferguson to discuss the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections and water charges.
Fine Gael Leadership - Industrial Action – Drink Driving
Claire was joined in studio by Robert Troy, Fianna Fail TD for Longford Westmeath, Brid Smith, AAA-PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Patrick O'Donovan, Fine Gael TD for Limerick County, Alison O'Connor, Irish Examiner Columnist and Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media.
McCabe Controversy – Fine Gael Leadership
Claire was joined in studio by Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin & TD for Dublin Central, Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD for Meath East & Government Chief Whip, John McGuinness, Fianna Fail TD for Carlow Kilkenny TD, Pat Leahy, Political Editor with The Irish Times and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner.
Maurice McCabe – The Health Service
Claire was joined in studio by Simon Harris, Minister for Health, Brendan Howlin, Labour Party Leader, Louise O'Reilly, TD for Dublin Fingal & Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Brian Turner, Health Economist with UCC and Katie Hannon, RTE's Political Correspondent for Current Affairs.
Stephen Donnelly - Election - Fine Gael Leadership - PAC
Claire was joined in studio by Finian McGrath, Independent TD for Dublin Bay North, John McGuinness, Fianna Fail TD for Carlow Kilkenny, David Cullinane, Sinn Fein TD for Waterford, Noel Whelan, Irish Times Columnist and Barrister and Sinead O’Carroll, News Editor, theJournal.ie
Brexit - Bus Éireann - Broadband - SF Coalition
Claire is joined by Irish Examiner Columnist Gerard Howlin, FG Minister Heather Humphreys, Labour's Alan Kelly, Michael Fitzmaurice IND, and Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association
Trump’s Inauguration - Bus Eireann - Public Sector Pay – Brexit
Claire is joined by Jim O'Callaghan, FF Spokesperson on Justice & Equality, Sean Canney, Minister for State at Office of Public Works OPW & Flood Relief, Louise O'Reilly, SF Spokesperson on Health, Eddie Molloy, Change Management Consultant, John Downing, Political Corr. with The Irish Independent and Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the NBRU.
Ibrahim Halawa - Water Charges in the Media - Northern Ireland
Claire was joined by Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin Mid-West and Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government, Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South-West, Colm Brophy, Fine Gael TD for Dublin South-West, Fatima Halawa, sister of Ibrahim Halawa and Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent with The Irish Times.
Overcrowding in Hospitals - Syrian Refugees -Fine Gael Leadership
Claire was joined by Peter Burke Fianna Gael TD, Martin Kenny Sinn Fein TD, Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Dr. Emily O'Connor President of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, Martina Devlin Columnist with the Irish Independent and Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil TD and Spokesperson on Health.
Trump as President
Donald J Trump will become the 45th President of the United States on January 20th. To discuss this, Claire was joined by Patrick J Walsh, member of the Trump National Catholic Advisory Committee, Dr. Graham Finlay, UCD School of Politics and International Relations and Dr. John O'Brennan, Jean Mount Professor of European Integration, NUI Maynooth.
Noel Tuohy - Portlaoise Prison
Noel Tuohy served as a prison officer in Portlaoise Prison during the troubles and spoke to Claire about what it was like to work there at the time.
Newspaper Review – Highlights of 2016 - Looking Ahead to 2017
Claire is joined by Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent Alliance TD, Patricia King, General Secretary of ICTU, Finian McGrath, Minister of State and Independent TD, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with the Irish Examiner, Senator Fintan Warfield, Sinn Fein and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent with the Irish Times.
United Ireland - Rent and Political Fallout
Claire was joined by Joe McHugh, FG TD Donegal & Minister of State for the Diaspora & Overseas Development Aid, Darragh O'Brien, Dublin Fingal TD, FF spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade, Pearse Doherty, SF TD for Donegal & Member of Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform & Taoiseach, Orla Ryan, from thejournal.ie and Tony Foley DCU.
The Continuing Fallout from the Brian Stack Controversy
Claire is joined by Seán Kyne, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs & Natural Resources, Robert Troy, Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism & Sport, Peader Toibin, Spokesperson on Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the Gaeltacht, Sarah Bardon from The Irish Times, Niall O'Connor from the The Irish Independent.
Irish Water - Bertie Ahern - RTE
Claire was joined by Jim O'Callaghan, FF Dublin Bay South & Justice & Equality Spokesperson, Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action & the Environment, Eoin O'Broin, SF TD Dublin Midwest & Spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government, Suzanne Kelly, Tax Barrister & Fionnán Sheahan, Editor of The Irish Independent.
Political Relations - Central Bank Lending Changes - O'Céidigh and Water Charges
Claire was joined by Patrick O'Donovan, FG TD Limerick County & Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Thomas Byrne, FF TD Meath East & Spokesperson on Education, Ruth Coppinger, AAA TD for Dublin West, Brendan Burgess, Founder of the Consumer Forum www.askaboutmoney.com and Michael O'Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent The Irish Times.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
On today's show Brian Dowling discusses pay restoration and the problems facing the Government and especially the Department of Health.
We find out about the woman, the prisoner, the student and her terminal diagnosis.
Broadcaster and journalist Tom McGurk puts forward his argument for the need to start talking about Irexit. Minister Richard Bruton, Mary Lou MacDonald TD and Professor Ger Colleran join Claire for an in studio discussion.
Did Donald Trump become President on a wave of Populism? Could it happen in Ireland?
Claire was joined by Timmy Dooley, FF TD Clare and Spokesperson on Communications, Environment and Natural Resources, Eoghan Murphy, FG TD Dublin Bay South and Minister of State for Financial Services, Mick Barry, AAA-PBP TD Cork North Central, Lise Hand, Political Journalist and Dr. Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant.
Industrial Unrest - The Fianna Fáil Party
Claire was joined by Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, FG TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion, Sean Fleming, FF TD & Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Mary-Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, Professor Michael Doherty, Maynooth University, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Columnist and Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent The Irish Times.
Public Pay Disputes - Garda Strike - Minister for Brexit
Claire is joined by Dara Murphy, Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, Deputy Joan Burton, former Labour Party leader, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner Columnist, Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent of The Irish Times, Ed Byrne, ASTI President and retired detective sergeant Cyril Meehan.
ASTI - Public Service Pay - Budget
Claire was joined by Damien English, Meath West Fine Gael TD, Peadar Toibin, Sinn Fein TD Meath West, Richard Boyd-Barrett, People Before Profit TD for Dun Laoghaire, Patricia King, ICTU General Secretary & Dan O’Brien Columnist with The Sunday Independent & The Irish Independent & Chief Economist at the IIEA.
Budget - Garda Whistleblowers - Housing
Claire was joined by Fiach Kelly, Political Correspondent The Irish Times, Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fáil Dublin Fingal, Peter Burke, Fianna Gael TD Longford-Westmeath, Paul Murphy, AAA TD Dublin South West, Conall Mac Coille, Chief Economist Davy Stockbrokers, Colette Browne, Irish Independent and Daniel McConnell, Political Editor Irish Examiner.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
On today's show, Claire discusses the following with our panel: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, BUDGET, CHILDCARE and WATER CHARGES
Antoinette Cunningham - President AGSI
Noel Whelan – Barrister columnist
Leo Varadkar – Fine Gael Minister for Social Protection
Louise O’Reilly – TD for Dublin Fingal
Barry Cowen - Fianna Fáil TD
Bus Strikes, Industrial relations, Budget 2017 and Gerry Adams
Regina Doherty - Fine Gael TD for Meath East and Government Chief Whip
Brendan Ogle – UNITE and the Right to Water Campaign
Danny McCoy – CEO of IBEC
Mary Lou McDonald – Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central
Kevin Doyle – Group Political Editor of Independent News and Media
The Government; Independent Alliance; Budget 2017
Claire was joined by Finian McGrath, Minister of State at the Departments of Social Protection, Justice & Equality and Health; Jim O’Callaghan, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality, Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit/ AAA; Michael O’Regan, Parliamentary Correspondent, The Irish Times; Alison O’Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner
Brexit: One Week On
Claire was joined by Barry Cowen, FF TD for Laois-Offaly, Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin & TD for Dublin Central, Nicky Kearns, Former President of The High Court, Former Minister Ivan Yates, Dara Murphy, Minister of State for European Affairs & David Coburn, MEP for Scotland & Leader UKIP Scotland.
Aftermath of Brexit
Brian Dowling was joined by Charlie Flanagan, Minister For Foreign Affairs & Trade, Peadar Toibin, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Regional Development, Richard Boyd-Barrett, PBP TD for Dun Laoghaire, Tony Foley, DCU Business School, Colette Browne, Irish Independent Columnist and Michael Crick, Political Correspondent Channel 4 News.
In studio today to discuss the issue of Brexit are: David McWilliams, Economist, broadcaster and author; Mairead McGuinness, FG MEP Midlands North-West; Darragh O'Brien TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade; Keith Redmond, Renua Councillor and Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD
Disappearance of Philip Cairns
John Lahart, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South West, lived on the same road as Philip Cairns who was 13 years of age when he disappeared some 30 years ago.
Donald Trump - Fragile Government - Industrial Relations as LUAS talks reach agreement
Claire was joined by Willie O'Dea, FF TD for Limerick & Spokesperson on Social Protection, Helen McEntee, FG TD for Meath East and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Ruth Coppinger, AAA TD Dublin West, Fionnán Sheahan, Editor of The Irish Independent and Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary of the Civil and Public Services Union.
Seanad Seats - Gangland Feud & Drugs - Policing Authority - Housing March
Claire was joined by Noel Rock, FG TD Dublin North-West, Louise O'Reilly, TD for Dublin Fingal and SF Spokesperson on Health, Gary Gannon, Councillor for Dublin's North Inner City, Noel Whelan, Barrister and Analyst, Nicola Tallant, Investigations Editor Sunday World Newspaper and Kitty Holland Irish Times Social Affairs Correspondent.
Brendan Howlin is New Labour Leader - O'Higgins Report - Mortgage Rates
Claire was joined by Former Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore, Labour Election Strategist Joe Kemmy, Darragh O'Brien, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Fingal, Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD Meath East, Eoin O'Broin, Sinn Féin TD Dublin Mid-West, Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society and Michael Clifford of The Irish Examiner.
Irish Water - Programme For Government - LUAS - Criticism of new Government
Claire was joined by Timmy Dooley, Clare TD and Fianna Fáil's Transport Spokesperson, Sean Kyne, Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Jack O'Connor, SIPTU President, Claire McGing, Political Geographer NUI Maynooth, Dan O'Brien, Columnist with The Irish Independent and Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs.
Saturday with Claire Byrne
Brian Dowling was joined by Leo Varadkar, FG TD for Dublin West, Minister for Social Protection, Sean Fleming Fianna Fail TD for Laois Offaly, Michael Fitzmaurice Independent Alliance TD for Roscommon-Galway, Brid Smith PBP TD for Dublin South–Central, Martin Mansergh Former FF advisor and politician and Amanda Ferguson, Freelance Journalist
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.
Sinn Féin Ard Fheis 2016 - Convention Centre Dublin
Claire was joined at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis by Deputy First MInister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and Matt Carthy MEP with Sinn Féin TD's Mary Lou McDonald, Pearse Doherty, Peadar Tóibín and Carol Nolan with Harry McGee, The Irish Times and Philip Ryan of The Irish Independent.
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.
The 32nd Dáil
Joining Claire in studio today: Jim O’Callaghan - Fianna Fail TD, Dublin Bay South; Harry McGee - Political Correspondent, The Irish Times; AnneMarie McNally - Press Officer for Social Democrats; Michael McDowell SC - Seanad Candidate and Former PD Leader & TD; Regina Doherty - Fine Gael TD, Meath East
Formation of the New Government
Joining Claire in studio today: Frank Flannery - Former Fine Gael strategist & Director of elections; Noel Whelan - Irish Times columnist & barrister; Bríd Smith - Anti Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit TD, Dublin South Central; Eoin Ó Broin - Sinn Féin TD, Dublin Mid West; and Darragh O’Brien - Fianna Fail TD, Dublin Fingal
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