Low Pay & Low Pay Commission.
Minister of State Simon Harris, Economist Jim Power & Patricia King, SIPTU Vice President discuss the issue of low pay.
Minister of State Simon Harris, Economist Jim Power & Patricia King, SIPTU Vice President discuss the issue of low pay.
Our panel discuss the issue with Minister of State Simon Harris, Lecturer in Politics Dr Eoin O’Malley, Sinn Féin's Pádraig Mac Lochlainn & RTÉ's Mícheál Lehane.
This afternoon Claire is joined by Timmy Dooley Fianna Fail TD Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Ged Nash Labour TD Louth Minister of State with responsibility for business and employment, Political Correspondent Irish Daily Mail, Brian Harvey Independent Social Researcher, Micheal Sammon Chief Executive and Chairperson of the Sammon Group & Tom Parlon DG Confederation Industry Federation, to discuss the cabinet reshuffle and the revised programme for government.
This afternoon Claire is joined by Pat Rabbittee Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Tommy Broughan Independent TD for Dublin North East, Niamh Puirseil Labour Historian and Author and Lise Hand Irish Independent Journalist.
This afternoon Claire Byrne is joined by Eamon O Cuiv Fianna Fail TD Galway West Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & Community Affairs, John Lyons Dublin Labour TD North West, Alison O’Connor Columnist the Irish Examiner, Pearce Doherty TD Sinn Fein spokesperson on Finance, Conor Brophy RTE Business Correspondent and Tony Foley Lecturer in Economics DCU
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.
This afternoon Claire is joined by Minister Alex White Labour Party, Alan Dukes Former FG Leader, Mary Minihan Political Report Irish Times, Noel Whelan Barrister and Political Pundit, Susan Mitchel Sunday Business Post and Michael Clifford Columnist Irish Examiner to discuss Election Fall Out, Labour Leadership, Medical Cards and Whistle Blowers
This afternoon Claire is joined by Roisin Shorthall TD Independent, Fiach Kelly Irish Times, Minister Simon Coveney Fine Gael and Dr Alan Ahearne Professor of Economics NUIG
Today's Panel are Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor; Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein Vice-President; Alison O Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner; Paschal Donohoe TD and Minister for European Affairs; Catherine Murphy, Independent TD; Fintan McNamara, Residential Landlords Association and Brian Harvey, Independent Social Researcher.
Claire is joined this afternoon by Fergal Bowers RTÉs Health Correspondent, Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil Spokes person on Health and Fergus O'Dowd Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, John Downing Political Journalist Irish Independent, Sean Donnelly political Analyst and Professor Ciaran Sugrue Education at UCD.
This afternoon Claire is joined by Mary Lou Mc Donald Sinn Fein TD, Joe Costello Labour TD, Jack O Connor SIPTU President, Katie Hannon Political Correspondent for RTÉ Current Affairs Dept and Diarmaid Ferriter Prof Modern Irish History UCD.
This afternoon Brian was joined by Fine Gael TD Kieran O Donnell, Fianna Fail TD John Mc Guinness and Michael O Reagan Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times to discuss this week at the Public Accounts Committee. Later in the programme he is joined by Karl Dieter Mortgage Broker and Financial Analyst and PJ Drudy Professor Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin to discuss the cost of housing.
Days away from the State Visit of President Higgins to the UK next week, we speak to Jennie Mc Shannon, MP Pat McFadden, Tim Pat Coogan & Kathleen Lynch.
Eddie Molloy, management consultant looks at the possibilities of Civil Service Reform.
Minister for disabilty, equality & mental health Kathleen Lynch joins Brian from our Cork studio, and Independent TD Shane Ross joins us in our Dublin studio to discuss the issue.
Stephen Collins, Political Editor with The Irish Times speaks to Brian about the lastest Irish Time's Poll.
This afternoon Claire was joined by Mick Clifford Columnist with the Irish Examiner, Francis Fitzgearld Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, TJ McInytyre Lecturer in Law at UCD and Chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, Pearse Doherty Sinn Fein TD and Sally Mulready Member of the Council of State.
With an outlook to Saint Patricks Day ahead of this Bank Holiday weekend, we speak to RTÉ’s Washington correspondent Caitriona Perry who has been following the footsteps of the political leaders.
Fiach Kelly, political correspondent with The Irish Times. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour TD for Dublin North Central and Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Fein TD for Meath East discuss the political events of the week with Claire.
Tony Foley, Senior Lecturer at the School of Business in DCU, discusses the suggestion of possible income tax cuts and how they could be funded.
The panel is joined by Gerald Flynn of Align Management Solutions to discuss the proposed Aer Lingus/DAA strike which is scheduled to take place on the Friday of the St Patrick's Weekend.
Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times Political Correspondent, joins Claire by telephone following his article about Frank Flannery.
Jim Fingleton, of Fingleton and Company Estate Agents & Ross Maguire, Senior Counsel and member of New Beginning discuss the issue of property prices and if people are getting mortgages or not.
Billy Kelleher Fianna Fail spokesperson on Health and Ray Walley GP member of IMO GP committee member speak to Claire after hearing the interview with Minister James Reilly.
With the Fine Gael Ard Fheis underway in the RDS in Dublin, we speak to Minister for Health James Reilly about the state of Fine Gael and the Health Portfolio. RTE reporter Barry Lenihan also joins us and Brian Dowling of RTÉ's political staff looks at the local and European elections.
Dermot Goode, health Analyst with Cornmarket Financial Services joins the panel to discuss health insurance premiums, the panel: Simon Harris, Fine Gael TD. John Mc Guinness, Fianna Fáil TD& Dearbhail Mc Donald, Legal Editor Irish Independent.
Mick Wallace, TD for Wexford. Simon Harris, TD for Fine Gael. John Mc Guinness, TD for Fianna Fáil & Dearbhail Mc Donal Legal Editor with the Irish Independent look at the troubles within the force of An Garda Síochána.
Martin Naughton, Support Officer with the Disability Federation of Ireland speaks to Claire about the news that major hospitals including St James's Hositpal, St Vincent's University Hositpal, St John of god, Brothers of Charity Southern Services and Brothers of Charity Services South East could face HSE cutbacks.
Dominic Hannigan, Labour TD for Meath-East, Michael Clifford journalist with the Irish Examiner & Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North-East disuses the recent news and scandals within GSOC & An Garda Síochána.
Joan Burton, Labour Minister for Social Protection joins Claire from the Special Labour Conference in Enfield County Meath looking ahead at the local & European elections and the state of Labour, RTE reporter Barry Lenihan outlines the mood of delegates in Enfield and RTE's Political staff member Brian Dowling speaks to Claire in Dublin about how the numbers could end up in the next election.
This afternoon Claire Byrne is joined from the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis by Dublin Central TD Mary Lou Mc Donald, RTÉ reporter Barry Lenihan and in studio from the RTÉ political staff Brian Dowling. Claire then changes the topic and is joined by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, Independent TD Roisin Shorthall and Health Journalist Priscilla Lynch to discuss Neknominations and the governments alcohol policy and open disclosure. For the last part of the programme Claire talks to solicitor Simon Mc Garr about RTÉ homophobia and the Iona Settlement .
With our report in Athy County Kildare about property in rural areas, Professor Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics at TCD speaks to Claire about the state of the market at the moment.
Our reporter Michael Lawless visited Athy town in County Kildare and spoke to some of the local people about the present property market in rural areas. While he was there he also spoke to Jim Fingleton of Fingleton Auctioneers in Athy.
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Fine Gael TD for Laois Offaly. Michael Clifford, columnist with The Irish Examiner. Noeline Blackwell, Director of FLAC. Niall Collins, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Justice discuses the pressing issues of the week with Claire live in studio.
Paschal Donohoe Minister of State for European Affairs, Mary Regan deputy political editor at the Irish Examiner, John Halligan Independent TD & Fergus Finlay CEO of Barnardos discuss the ongoing controversy in The Garda Siochana. Later on, we also spoke to Lucinda Creighton TD for Dublin South East from the Reform Alliance Conference.
Two whistleblowers in the gardaí have been subjected to disciplinary actions in highly unusual circumstances after their respective decisions to speak out on what they saw as malpractice within the force. John Wilson, a former serving sergeant now retired spoke to Claire earlier today about being a whistleblower in the force.
In studio were: John McGuinness, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee; Mary Lou McDonald, Vice-President of Sinn Féin and Member of PAC; Robert Dowds, Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West; Stephen O’Byrnes, Director of MKC Communications and Alison O’Connor, Columnist with the Irish Examiner
This afternoon Claire is joined by Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care; Dr Adrian Kavanagh Lecturer in Geography NUI Maynooth; Dr Theresa Reidy Department of Government , University College Cork; Catherine Murphy TD Kildare North. - Peadar Tobin West Meath TD and Dublin Central TD Maureen who is a part of and Irish deligation in Iran.
In part two Political Analyst Sean Donnelly joins the panel, Shane Ross TD, Pat Leahy, Niamh Lyons & Minister Joe Costello to discuss the coming European elections.
On today’s programme we look at the recent scandal in Limerick’s City of Culture. Tim O’Conner, board member of the City of Culture panel. Minister Joe Costello, Junior Minister for Trade & Development. Shane Ross, Independent TD for Dublin South. Pat Leahy Deputy Editor of the Sunday Business Post & Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Irish Diaily Mail join Claire in part one of the programme.
With the year comming to a close Brian Dowling is joined by - Fine Gael Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Billy Kelleher Fianna Fail spokesman on Health, Barrister Noel Whelan, Business Editor for the Irish Times John Mc Manus and Louise O Reilly Education Organiser with SIPTU to take a look back at 2013.
This week, Brian discusses the Bailout and the Taoiseach's landmark State of the Nation Address on Sunday with Brian Hayes TD, Ursula Tipp, Paul Sweeney and Constantin Gurdgiev
This afternoon Brian Dowling is joined by Minister of State for Housing and Planning Jan O Sullivan, Fianna Fail spokesman on Finance Michael Mc Grath, Tony Foley Senior Lecturer DCU Business School to discuss how the banks are paying back the government even though they may need re capitalisation. They are then joined by PJ Drudy Professor Emeritus Trinity College Dublin and David Duffy Economist on ERSI/PTSB House Price Index to discuss housing. Finally Richard Downes joins us from Johannesburg to gives us the latest on the Death of Mandela
This afternoon Brian is joined by Ken Murphy Director of The Law Society of Ireland , Mick Clifford Irish Examiner journalist, Padraig Mac Lochlainn Sinn Fein TD Donegal North East, Charlie Flanagan Fine Gael TD Laois Offaly, Noeleen Blackwell Executive Director of FLAC and Donal Donovan from the Fiscal Advisory Council, to discuss the new legal services bill, penalty points and salary top ups.
Our RTE reporter Paul O'Flynn speaks to Brian & Minister for European Affairs Pascal Donohoe about the latest tradegy in the Philippines.
Minister for European affairs, Pascal Donohoe, Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies Daniel Gros, Independent TD Catherine Murphy, Professor of Economics at UCD & personal finance journalist with the Sunday Times Jill Kerby give their view on leaving the bailout.
Martin O'Neill was offically named manager of Ireland's soccer team today, former Irish Manager Brian Kerr spoke to Brian on the new move.
A red sea poll was carried out during the week for Paddy Power betting agent on the same sex marriage referendum, Michael Kelly, editor of The Irish Catholic & Niamh Hourigan, Sociologist with UCC joined the panel to discuss this in detail.
With the Troika leaving Ireland in a few months our panel join Brian to give their view of what this means to the Irish economy. Brian is joined by Peter Brown, Irish Institute of Financial Trading, Mary Lou Mc Donal vice President of Sinn Féin. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Labour TD for Dublin North Central & Jack O'Connor of SIPTU.
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