Well it was the week when the Dail reconvened after its Christmas and New Year break, and if TDs thought January might be a quiet month, they were met instead with a deluge of controversy over money spent at Irish Water, and the startling revelations that emerged at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday. Here to discuss these stories and others that caught our attention during the week were Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Irish Daily Mail; Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times; Michael Clifford, Columnist with The Irish Examiner and Lise Hand of The Irish Independent.
Joining Sean for this week’s Gathering were Ingrid Miley, RTE’s Industry and Employment Correspondent; Jim Power, economist; Alieen Hickey, Barrister and Conor Pope Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times
Senator Averil Power; Claire Grady, new editor of the Irish Independent; Blair Horan, former head of CPSU; James Burke, retail consultant; Conor Pope, Irish Times consumer affairs correspondent. Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor of Independent Newspapers, join the panel to discuss Ask.fm and its linking to the suicides of three teenagers.