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    District Court closures

    District Court closures

    Since 2008, the Courts Service of Ireland has closed down 77 local courthouses across the country – and it looks like four courts in the greater Dublin region are also going to be shut down in the not too distant future. The rationale, they say, is to streamline resources...but for those towns that have lost their courthouse, there has been a negative impact on a number of levels. To take a look at our district courts and the place they have held in Irish life for decades, I’m joined in studio now by James McDermott,  Barrister & Law Lecturer at ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0702/628010-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-2-july-2014/?clipid=1619071
    Abolition of Town Councils

    Abolition of Town Councils

    Well if they were still around today, the councillors of the fictional town of Ballymagash from Hall’s Pictorial Weekly would be headed for political history...a victim of a shake-up of local government by Minister Phil Hogan...for the age of the town council has come to an end. Sean was joined in studio by Independent TD and former member of Leixlip Town Council, Catherine Murphy and by Eugene McGee, former Editor of the Longford Leader and while in our Limerick Studio, we have Dr Matthew Potter of Limerick City Archives.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0521/618672-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-21-may-2014/?clipid=1580979
    The Gathering

    The Gathering

    For a look back of the events of the week – from the motion of no confidence in the Justice Minister and the discovery of yet more tapes, to the decision of the GAA to go with Sky-ward. Sean was joined in studio now by Fine Gael deputy for Meath East, Regina Doherty; Eugene McGee, former Editor of the Longford Leader and GAA columnist with the Irish Independent; soccer pundit, Eamon Dunphy and Sinead Ryan, Consumer columnist with The Herald.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0404/606646-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-4-april-2014/?clipid=1525478

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