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After days of controversy about the make up of the banking inquiry the government set about damage limitation yesterday with the announcement that the party whip will not apply to Fine Gael or Labour members on the committee. Earlier in the day, independent TD for Wicklow/ East Carlow Stephen Donnelly confirmed that he was resigning from the inquiry committee as a result of the government’s move to retain an overall majority. Sean was joined by Pearse Doherty, Sinn Fein TD and by Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael TD.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0616/624178-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-16-june-2014/?clipid=1602584
Yesterday when the government moved to restore its majority on the banking inquiry. Fine Gael senator Michael Darcy and Labour’s Susan O’Keeffe were added to the line up after a mix up in the government ranks last week allowed Fianna Fail’s Marc McSharry to take up a position on the enquiry instead of government nominee Susan O’Keeffe. Mary Minihan Political Correspondent of the Irish Times was with Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0613/623556-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-13-june-2014/?clipid=1599832
It has emerged this morning that he government is making plans to restore its majority on the Banking Inquiry. A motion to add Senators Michael Darcy and Susan O'Keeffe is to be put to the Seanad today. Joining Sean from our Dail studio, Fianna Fail’s Finance Spokesman Michael Mc Grath.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0612/623297-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-12-june-2014/?clipid=1598812
Critics of the Govenment’s plan for an inquiry into the banking crash have described it as “an exercise in futility” and an operation that will make “bankers happy”. Comments this morning from market analyst Paul Somerville and Independent TD Shane Ross, who also claimed the inquiry would be a “fiasco”. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the inquiry should focus on the bank guarantee and events leading up to it, the role of banks and auditors and the role of state institutions. Sean spoke to Independent TD Stephen Donnelly, member of the Oireachtas Finance Commitee.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0919/475163-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-19-september-2013/?clipid=1314061
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