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Claire Byrne Live on RTE One last night 

Last night, on RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live, there was a panel discussion about the forthcoming Budget before Ms Byrne interviewed Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin.

The panel included economist Dan O’Brien, Fine Gael TD Simon Harris, Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty and sociologist Niamh Hourigan.

Social Democrat candidate Anne-Marie McNally writes:

Well it turns out that Claire Byrne live last night had zero interest in hearing from ANY election candidates despite having invited some of us out. It wasn’t just SocDems; FF & FG candidates were also studiously ignored.

We were all placed sitting in the same vicinity and hell or high water wasn’t going to make Claire call on us despite the raised hands.

Interesting debate but defo time that could’ve been better spent at home!

Cold.

Watch back here

Previously: Unchallenged

25 thoughts on “Byrned

  1. donkey_kong

    claire byrne was an interesting lady , I admired her media work and enjoyed her commentary and fancied the pants off her as well. I hadn’t felt this way since I was a teenager watching vorderman on countdown.
    In recent times she does nothing for me intellectually or otherwise.
    Bit of a let down.

    Caroline Morahan never let me down, you knew what you were getting….

        1. donkey_kong

          like ridebag..???

          seriously if a post can’t include a bit levity as well as seriousness then I give up.
          really.

  2. Earthworm Jim

    Watched it. Simon Harris is spot on in everything he says, always hard to disagree with him, but he comes across as unlikeable in my opinion, needs to slow down his speech and relax where possible. Because he is sharp as a tack and has countered every argument put to him successfully

    1. nellyb

      What good public deeds is he known for? Youth is supposed to bring change and renewal and vigor, bring society into 21 century. He drones on like 70 year old politician. Harris is betting on geriatric horse FG is.

    2. droid

      lol. Harris needs to feck off back to the tuck shop. He’s a slimy little oik who simply regurgitates doctrine with the barest hint of comprehension. He’s not even fit to be a henchman – hes more like the weasley friend of the henchman.

      Possibly the least likeable politician in the office, and that is really, really saying something.

  3. Quint

    Byrne isn’t tough enough with her questioning and is not a good mediator. And What is it with that horrible, gloomy, purple set? It’s like something out of Blake’s 7.

        1. Earthworm Jim

          No I haven’t. No need to call me an idiot. That’s hurtful. I’ll listen to Callans kicks in future then maybe I’ll be smart like you

  4. duisigh

    The only surprise….. is that folk are still surprised that RTEFG deny fairness and equality on the airwaves.

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