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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
Following yesterday’s landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, the state will have to pay compensation to Cork woman Louise O‘Keeffe for the abuse she endured as a child in a primary school in Cork. The ruling is likely to have implications for the more than 200 other people who were abused in schools in this country and for the state. With Sean in studio was Dearbhail McDonald, Legal Affairs Editor of the Irish Independent.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0129/500864-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-29-january-2014/?clipid=1405142
It’s been a busy week, not least down at the Public Accounts Committee...the Garda Commissioner answered questions on penalty points yesterday, while the fall-out from the revelations over Paul Kiely’s pension from the Central Remedial Clinic continued. We were given an approximate starting date for the Banking Inquiry, some startling figures on the Rehab lottery, and the biggest entertainment story to hit the headlines was that of Garth Brooks in Croke Park. For a look back at those stories – and also a look forward to the Reform Alliance meeting tomorrow – Sean was joined in studio by Pat Leahy, ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0124/499868-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-24-january-2014/?clipid=1401751
Outside Leinster House, political apathy is on the increase and voter turnout, particularly among younger voters continues to fall, while inside parliament, the largest majority in Irish history controls a Dail; where almost half of the TDs sitting were not members of the previous Dail; where intrigue, defections and break away groups are more a part of this House than any previous collection of politicians in the country… So, is the time ripe for a new type of politics in Ireland, or a even brand new political party? If so will it be the Reform Alliance or a new Left, ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1205/491019-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-5-december-2013/?clipid=1371083
The sight of a formerly high flying solicitor being taken away to Cloverhill prison to await sentencing following his conviction yesterday afternoon, brought to an end the biggest white collar crime trial in the state to date. Thomas Byrne stole almost fifty two million euro from friends, clients and six banks before his web unravelled and his deceits were uncovered. The Irish Independent’s Legal Editor Dearbhail McDonald joined Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1119/487598-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-19-november-2013/?clipid=1358207
A man has gone to the High Court seeking an injunction to prevent his girlfriend travelling to the UK to terminate her pregnancy as he believes she is being "forced" to do so by her parents. Dearbhail McDonald, Legal Editor, Irish Independent has the story.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-pat-kenny/programmes/2013/0718/463194-today-with-pat-kenny-thursday-18-july-2013/?clipid=1269067
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