George Lee (born 27 September 1962) is an Irish economist, journalist and former Fine Gael politician. He worked for RTÉ from 1992 to 2009. He was appointed Economics Editor in 1996. During his time in RTÉ News and Current Affairs he was named Irish Journalist of the Year for uncovering a major tax evasion and overcharging scandal at National Irish Bank. He has also presented many documentary programmes for RTÉ. He became a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South constituency in June 2009. He won a by-election with a 53.4% majority. He was referred to as a “celebrity TD”. On 8 February 2010 he announced his resignation both from Fine Gael and from Dáil Éireann. His reasoning was that he had “virtually no influence or input”. He spent nine months in politics. Eoghan Harris (born 1943) is an Irish journalist, columnist and politician. He was nominated by the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern to Seanad Éireann in the 2007 election. He currently writes for the Sunday Independent. Harris has held posts at various parties throughout his career. He was a Marxist ideologue of the Workers’ Party and its predecessor, Official Sinn Féin; a short-lived adviser to former Taoiseach John Bruton; an adviser to the Ulster Unionist Party and most recently a supporter of the Fianna Fáil-led government of Bertie Ahern. At one stage an Irish republican, he is now a bitter critic of modern day Sinn Féin, expressing his political views in the Sunday Independent. Harris’s critics accuse him of

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