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As we’ve been hearing the water charges issue is being discussed at cabinet this morning. According to today’s Irish Independent the average annual bill for a family of two adults and two children will be €248. Fionnan Sheahan is group political editor with Independent Newspapers and he was with Sean this morning as was Fianna Fail’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0416/609206-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-16-april-2014/?clipid=1535465
According to today’s Irish Independent householders will have to pay a flat charge of up to €100 when water charges are introduced here. The standing charge will be designed to cover the cost of the metre, providing the supply and for customer services. Fionnan Sheehan, Group Political Editor of Independent Newspapers spoke to Keelin this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0414/608750-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-14-april-2014/?clipid=1533872
Comments by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton have renewed pressure on Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan over his handling of the Garda whistleblower crisis. Mr Varadkar praised Sgt.Maurice McCabe for “shining a light in a dark place” while Minister Burton called on the Commissioner to withdraw his remark describing the behaviour of Garda whistleblowers as “disgusting”. Fionnan Sheahan from Irish Independent was on the line.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0321/603657-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-21-march-2014/?clipid=1514883
A report into the operation of the penalty points system has recommended that the power to cancel penalty points be taken out of the hands of local Garda officers. The Garda Inspectorate’s report recommends a stricter system , which would remove the Garda power of discretion to cancel penalty points, for offences such as speeding. Fianna Fail said the report vindicated the two Garda whistleblowers Sgt.Maurice McCabe and former gardaJohn Wilson, who first highlighted the issue. Joining Keelin was Fionnan Sheahan of the Irish Independent and former Garda Ombudsman, Conor Brady.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0312/601727-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-12-march-2014/?clipid=1506714
Last night in the Dail, Justice Minister Alan Shatter launched another grenade into the ongoing debate about the charity sector here. This time the focus was on Rehab, with the minister revealing that sales of €4 million on Rehab instant win scratch cards in 2010 yielded just €10,000 of profit for the company. Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor of the Irish Independent spoke to Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0122/499374-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-22-january-2014/?clipid=1399612
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