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Touched by evil living in a nightmare from which they cannot wake...the heartbreaking words of the parents of two young girls who were lured to a house and subjected to multiple rapes in Athlone last September. As two mandatory sentences were handed down to the 30-year-old man who carried out the brutal attacks, the victim impact statements of the parents filled the Central Criminal Court yesterday with a level of upset and despair rarely seen before. Dearbhail McDonald is Legal Affairs Editor with the Irish Independent. She was in court yesterday.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0304/508132-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-4-march-2014/?clipid=1431749
The flooding along the banks of the River Shannon has affected up to one thousand farmers whose lands are now under water. Valerie Cox has been to the Athlone area to see the situation and she joined Sean in studio.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0214/504300-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-14-february-2014/?clipid=1417750
We continue our search for the person who makes that one per cent difference in their community. This morning John is joined on the line by Geraldine Mills, Athlone who wished to give her nomination to Ian Flowers & explains why. Ian is also on the line to John. Today’s prize is a luxury weekend away in Temple House in Sligo, a classic Georgian mansion Temple House in Sligo is part of the Hidden Ireland family: www.hiddenireland.comhttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/1114/486625-the-john-murray-show-thursday-14-november-2013/?clipid=1354846
Gardai have described as “horrific” an attack on two little girls in Athlone, who were lured from a children’s party and subjected to a serious sexual assault at a nearby house. This morning two men who were being questioned by Gardai have been released without charge. A file is being sent to the Director of Prosecutions. A third man remains in custody. Valerie Cox was in Athlone talking to the locals and Sean spoke to her and Senator Gillian Van Turnhout,Former Chief Executive CHILDRENS RIGHTS ALLIANCE.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0930/477291-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-30-september-2013/?clipid=1321546
This weeks show comes from Athlone from the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival which concluded last night when they annoucned the winner. The Sunday newspaper panel are: Johnny Fallon - political commentator and author. Mary O’Rourke, former Fianna Fail Minister for Transport. Michael Harding – author of “Staring at Lakes” , playwright and columnist. Blair Horan, former head of the CPSU. Eddie Hobbs, financial advisor.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0512/391783-marian-finucane-sunday-12-may-2013/?clipid=1082857
The Panel continues and they are joined by, Tony Rushforth, adjudicator at the Athlone Drama Festival. Dearbhla Walsh a Film & TV director. Lurlene Duggan the Director of The Goat, Geraldine Canning Director of Dancing at Lughnasa and the over all winner of the festival Kilmeen West Cork for The Playboy of The Western World.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0512/391783-marian-finucane-sunday-12-may-2013/?clipid=1082858
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