Wednesday 14 October 209

Topics: Proposed wage cuts and Brendan Drumm’s €70,000 bonus
Participants: Jack O’Connor of SIPTU, John FitzGerald of ESRI; Jill Kirby and Aine Kerr.
We got over 300 text messages, plus emails. Here is a selection

You are correct all professions have taken substantial reduction except the medical profession income me solicitors architects engineers all reduced sub

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Topics: John O’Donoghue’s resignation as Ceann Comhairle; ministerial expenses; Brendan Drum’s bonus; Pat Kenny’s salary at RTE.
Participants: Leo Varadkar, Ciaran Lynch, Ken Foxe and Elaine Byrne.
We got over 600 texts messages. Here is a short selection of them.

Monday, 12 Oct 2009

Topic: Greens and Programme for Government.
Participants: Fionan Sheehan, Harry McGee, Alan Ruddock, Sarah Carey and Sinead O’Driscoll.

The state is so corrupt .its impossible to put a start and a finish to it. Transparency and accountability is a joke. all or at least nearly all state. Public bodies are corrupt and rotten to the core .also they  are covered by their own P'R . And government P R lies. And spin ..

Texts and Emails on Tonight, Thurs 8 October 09

Participants on Thursday, 8, October 2009: Ken Whitaker, Mary Daly, Justine McCarthy and Ian Keogh. Texts and emails were about Ken Whitaker, Secretary of the Department of Finance from 1956 to 1968. Also texts about corruption and wanton expenditure on the part of politicians.

Having read and heard so much about TK Whitaker it is tremendous to see him on your show……what a sharp mind! Does he want to make a comeback and help us now? Rossa McDermott

Tonight with Vincent Browne on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Texts and emails to tonight with Vincent Browne on Wednesday, 7 October, 2009. Participants: Sam Smyth, Vincent P Martin of the Green Party, Pat Fitzgerald, also of the Green Party, Marie Louise O’Donnell and Lynda O’Shea Farren.

Subject: the Greens and participation in government and the newspapers’ coverage of the John O’Donoghue controversy.