The news this summer has been driven by stories of air strikes and rocket launches as the conflict between Palestine and Israel and events in Ukraine have dominated headlines. In the midst of all of that, Charlie Flanagan was handed the brief for Foreign Affairs. He spoke to Sean this morning.
As the Garda Representatives Association prepares to host its annual conference, the subject of crime is back on the agenda. After Minister Shatter’s failure to attend the AGSI conference two weeks ago, he has not even been invited to the GRA conference... Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins and Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan joined Sean to discuss the issue.
Yesterday the Government announced that a High Court Judge will be appointed to lead an investigation into the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission bugging controversy. Senior Opposition figures say it’s not enough and they’ve objected to the fact that the terms of reference for the Inquiry will be set by Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Joining Sean was Fianna Fail TD for Limerick City Willie O’Dea and Fine Gael Chairman and member of the The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions Charlie Flanagan.