Texts and Emails, Wednesday 24 February 2010

  • 23 February 2010
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Topic: A double dip recession?

Guests: Sandeep Gopalan (NUIM, formerly an investment banker with Lehman Bros), Paul Sommerville (Delta Index), Marie Sherlock (SIPTU economist) and Eamon Quinn (Associate Business Editor, Sunday Tribune) discuss the issue.  Mary O'Rourke (FF) and Sen Dan Boyle (Greens) previewed the papers.

Tonight liveblog, 16 February 2010

  • 16 February 2010
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Tonight's topic is clerical abuse and the historic meeting in Rome today of Irish bishops with the Pope. Aine Kerr and Matt Cooper join the panel later to discuss tomorrow morning's newspapers.

Texts and emails, Tuesday 9 February 2010

  • 10 February 2010
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Topc: The banking crisis

Panellists: Peter Matthews, Joan Burton, Ronan Reid and Brian Lucey

George Lee will be remembered as the glamour boy who ran away when he didnt get his way unlike the free reign enjoyed in r t e.Maybe he will now display virtues which have been sadly lacking with George to date humility and respect for others if his bloated ego will allow him.

Tonight Panellists, Tuesday 9th Feb 10

  • 9 February 2010
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Tonight's topic is the latest developments in the Banking/Finance sector - NAMA and the IMF, the Finance Bill and the withdrawal of Halifax from the retail banking market.

Texts and emails, Monday 8 February 2010

  • 9 February 2010
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Topic: The resignation of George Lee

Panellists: George Lee, Fine Gael's Health Spokesperson James Reilly, Shane Coleman of the Sunday Tribune, Niamh Lyons of the Irish Daily Mail, and Ian Kehoe of the Sunday Business Post.

I'm deeply saddened by George Lee's resignation today from Irish politics. An honest man, whom i had hoped would play a significant role in turning around our stifled economy. I commend his bravery to refuse to wait around, when we need urgent radical reform.


Texts and emails, Tuesday 2 February 2010

  • 1 February 2010
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Topic: Electoral reform

Panellists: Minister of Transport Noel Dempsey, Elaine Byrne (Irish Times), Naoise Nunn (founder of Leviathan political cabaret), Sara Burke (journalists), Pat Rabbitte (Labour Party)

Layers and layers of corruption have Ireland in a bigger mess than most. We were caught with our pants down when banks started going bust in America. What system can be put in place 2 pull them back up again and give our people some dignity again!



Fighting for the Nazis

Soldier and historian, Terence O'Reilly, examines  with detachment and compassion why some Irishmen colluded with and even fought for the Nazis writes Fred Johnston

Inspectors struggle with tobacco laws

An appeal from the environmental health profession for more inspectors to enforce tobacco legislation has been ignored by the Health Service Executive (HSE).