The Disclosures Tribunal has published its third interim report today, in which it strongly criticises the child and family agency Tusla, for its handling of a false rape claim made against the Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe, Francesca Comym reports.
Denis Naughten has resigned as Minister for Communications following the controversy surrounding his contacts with the lead bidder, David McCourt. Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Communications, Timmy Dooley and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue join us with their reactions.
Today's developments with Denis Naughten resigning as Minister for Communications, raise huge questions regarding the issue of lobbying and the rules around it.
Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics at DCU and Paul Allen, of Paul Allen & Associates Public Relations; one of whose service offerings is lobbying join us to discuss.
Returning our coverage of the latest tribunal report, and Francesca Comyn we concentrate in this segment on the smears against Sergeant Maurice McCabe and also what Justice Peter Charlton said about the need for leadership in the Gardai.