Filtered by: John Downingx
It was a week that celebrated whistleblowers – the passing of abuse survivor Christine Buckley, lauded at her funeral as ‘the great whistleblower of our time’...and the issuing of a report that vindicated two Gardai who drew attention to abuses within the penalty points system. Other events saw former Fine Gael strategist, Frank Flannery step down from a number of high profile positions...a big talking point around Leinster House...at least until the majority of Ministers boarded planes to depart for Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world. For a look at all of these stories and more, Keelin was joined in ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0314/602228-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-14-march-2014/?clipid=1508697
It was a week in which Limerick struggled to place culture above quarrels, when a trade mission to the Gulf returned millions in investment and where the deadline for submissions on the controversial erection of Eirgrid pylons came and went, with rural communities across the country up in arms about what may lie in store for the landscape. For a look back at these and other events, Sean was joined in studio by Irish Independent columnist, John Downing; Public Affairs Consultant, Gerard Howlin and Senior Research and Policy Officer with the National Youth Council of Ireland, Marie Claire McAleer.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0110/496962-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-10-january-2014/?clipid=1391414
In the aftermath of last week’s budget one Ministerial name has repeatedly cropped up in the headlines. Health Minister James Reilly should quit according to Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin, but his record has been defended by his colleagues, Brian Hayes insisted the Government had every confidence in him.Joining Sean was John Downing, Columnist with the Irish Independent.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1021/481681-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-21-october-2013/?clipid=1337971
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin have been on radio this morning with breakfast time broadcasts from their respective pre-Dail parliamentary party meetings. Sean was joined by John Downing , Political columnist with the Irish Independenthttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0917/474739-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-17-september-2013/?clipid=1312400
Today's Newspaper Panel are: Simon Harris - Fine Gael Wicklow TD and member of the Finance and Public Accounts Committee Nessa Childers – Ireland East - MEP Noel Whelan - Barrister and Columnist with The Irish Times John Downing – Columnist with the Irish Independent and Former Deputy Government Press Secretary and Author of Enda Kenny: An Unlikely Taoiseach. Emer Woodfull - Barrister They are also joined by Larry Donnelly - law lecturer, NUIG & Legal Council of Democrats Abroad to discuss the party whip system in Ireland.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0714/462386-marian-finucane-sunday-14-july-2013/?clipid=1265719
In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviewshttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0714/462386-marian-finucane-sunday-14-july-2013/
Callan's Kicks - Oliver Callan returns with his weekly satirical swipe ...
Mooney | 6 Feb - Eurosong 2014 | All five songs in contention.
Today with Sean O'Rourke | 4th February - Homophobia in Ireland | Paddy O'Gorman visited some ...
The John Murray Show | 30 January - Luke Kelly Special from O'Donoghues Pub.
Today with Sean O'Rourke | 29 January - Louise O'Keeffe / ECHR
Arena | 28 January - Tribute to the late great Pete Seeger.