2015 Fine Gael National Conference
Claire was joined by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Fine Gael TD for Meath East Regina Doherty and Political Editor of The Sunday Independent John Drennan.
Water Protests, Greece Austerity, What Price Aer Lingus
Claire was joined by Protestor Derek Byrne, Dublin Says No Campaign. Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP. Michael Fitzmaurice, Independent TD for Roscommon South Leitrim. Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South West. Gina Quinn, Chief Executive Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Katie Hannon, Political Reporter with RTÉ. We also spoke to Joe Mag Rollaigh, RTÉ News Reporter.
Sinn Féin's Jonathan O’Brien TD On Heated Exchanges in Leaders Questions
Jonathan O'Brien, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central joined Claire and her panel about the heated exchange in Leaders Question, which saw Jonathan speak his brother who is homeless and a recovering heroin addict. He spoke to the panel who consisted of Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality. Ruth Coppinger, Irish Socialist Party TD for Dublin West. Cliff Taylor, of The Irish Times. Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West and Pat Leahy, Deputy Editor with the Sunday Business Post.
Water Charges, Taxation, ESRI Report, Collapse of Northern Ireland Talks
Brian was joined by Aodhan O'Riordain, Minister of State at the Department of Justice. Sean OFearghail, Fianna Fail Whip. Ruth Coppinger, Socialist TD for Dublin West. Cormac Lucey, Financial Analyst and Eoin Ronayne, General Secretary of the CPSU. Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein President joined later in the programme to discusse the collapse of The Northern Ireland talks.
Saturday with Brian Dowling - November 8th
This afternoon Brian is joined by Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Noel Whelan, Barrister & Political Analyst, Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner, Lucinda Creighton, Founding Member of Reform Alliance and Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central
Irish Economy Surge
Our panel to discuss the rising Irish economy are: Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources; Senator Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fáil; Peadar Tóibín TD, Sinn Féin for Meath East, Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs, Innovation & An Gaeltacht; Róisín Shortall, Independent TD, Dublin North West; John Fitzgerald, Economist, ESRI.
Cabinet Reshuffle A Damp Squib or Real Change? & Housing Crisis – Revised Programme for Government
This afternoon Claire is joined by Timmy Dooley Fianna Fail TD Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Ged Nash Labour TD Louth Minister of State with responsibility for business and employment, Political Correspondent Irish Daily Mail, Brian Harvey Independent Social Researcher, Micheal Sammon Chief Executive and Chairperson of the Sammon Group & Tom Parlon DG Confederation Industry Federation, to discuss the cabinet reshuffle and the revised programme for government.
Election Fall Out / Labour Leadership / Medical Cards and Whistle Blowers
This afternoon Claire is joined by Minister Alex White Labour Party, Alan Dukes Former FG Leader, Mary Minihan Political Report Irish Times, Noel Whelan Barrister and Political Pundit, Susan Mitchel Sunday Business Post and Michael Clifford Columnist Irish Examiner to discuss Election Fall Out, Labour Leadership, Medical Cards and Whistle Blowers
The Panel discuss Gerry Adams’ Arrest /Water Charges/ Medical Cards / Homelessness
Today's Panel are Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor; Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Fein Vice-President; Alison O Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner; Paschal Donohoe TD and Minister for European Affairs; Catherine Murphy, Independent TD; Fintan McNamara, Residential Landlords Association and Brian Harvey, Independent Social Researcher.