Today's Newspaper Panel are: Simon Harris - Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Finance and Public Accounts Committee Nessa Childers – Ireland East - MEP Noel Whelan - Barrister and Columnist with The Irish Times John Downing – Columnist with the Irish Independent and Former Deputy Government Press Secretary and Author of Enda Kenny: An Unlikely Taoiseach. Emer Woodfull - Barrister They are also joined by Larry Donnelly - law lecturer, NUIG & Legal Council of Democrats Abroad to discuss the party whip system in Ireland.
The desperate need for new European economic stimulus was underscored this week when two of Portugal's top Ministers, both resigned. The ECB promised an economic stimulus, and signalled that interest rates are likely to be reduced. We're joined in studio by Brendan Keenan, of the Irish Independent and by Mathew Dalton of the Wall Street Journal.
We have new material from the so-called "Anglo Tapes" this morning. The latest clips released by the Irish Independent cover conversations between senior executives in Anglo Irish Bank that took place in December 2008. Joining us in studio are Donal O'Donovan of the Irish Independent, Jon Ihle from the Sunday Business Post, and from Berlin, Quentin Peel of the Financial Times.