Thursday 18 July 2019

The Big Tech Show: Are politicians helping or hurting tech in Ireland?

Fianna Fail TD, James Lawless
Fianna Fail TD, James Lawless
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

This week, Adrian’s guest is Fianna Fail’s spokesman for science, technology and research, Kildare North TD James Lawless.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Adrian challenges James over Irish politicians’ apparent disconnection from tech issues which, at times, veers into illiteracy.

From demanding passports for Facebook access to dithering over broadband rollouts, Adrian goes over some of the reasons why Irish politicians are often held in low esteem by the public on tech issues.

Adrian and James also discuss ways of improving some issues, such as scientific research and cyber security.

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