Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 2 April 2014
Road Traffic Offences
First it was the controversy over the scrapping of penalty points issued to speeding motorists and allegations by two Garda whistleblowers.
Last night another whistleblower emerged on Prime Time. This time it was the operator of a speed detection van who revealed that a number of motorists were wrongly fined after he warned management that he had been unable to set up his detection equipment properly.
The anonymous former “Go Safe” operator spoke to Katie Hannon and told her what happened when the attempted to set up a speed camera in his van and align it correctly so as a proper reading could be taken.
Joining Sean from Ballyhaunis is solicitor Evan O’Dwyer who appeared on last night’s programme.
GAA and Rights
Is the Sky about to fall in on the GAA’s age-old ethos of volunteerism and community spirit?
Croke Park’s decision to sell broadcast rights to Sky Sports has been controversial, to say the least.
Up until now, RTE and TV3 have carried live coverage of Championship hurling and Gaelic Football.
With Sky’s arrival, TV3 find themselves outside the tent.
Where will this leave the average GAA fan who wants to watch their team, and where will it leave Ireland’s second-largest indigenous broadcaster?
Sean was joined in studio by David McRedmond, Chief Executive of TV3
As a result of the recession, and the property crash tens of thousands of Irish people are struggling with debt. They badly need to do a deal with their creditors that would relief them of a huge burden of stress and worry.
But despite the creation of the Insolvency Service of Ireland last year debt relief deals are not happening quickly enough. The ISI is expected to tell a Dail committee tomorrow that the number of deals is tiny compared to the mountain of debt.
So, should debtors simply be more patient with the ISI? Or do they need new arrangements that would fast-track debt deals?
Sean spoke with with David Hall, director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Association and with Tom Kennedy, who’s chairman of the Association of Personal Insolvency Practitioners.