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    EU Apathy

    EU Apathy

    On May 23rd, voters will elect 11 parliamentarians to represent Ireland in Europe, a select group who will spend half their working week on the continent. Decisions taken at a European level have a major impact on our several aspects of our lives.  Despite this, a disconnect persists between the institutions in Brussels and the citizens they serve. Sean was joined in studio by Deputy Lucinda Creighton, former Minister for European Affairs and Dr John O'Brennan, Director of European Studies at NUI Maynooth. Also involved in the discussion was Stephen Booth of the London-based think tank, Open Europe.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0424/610700-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-24-april-2014/?clipid=1540832
    Gathering

    Gathering

    It’s fair to say events in the week gone by – down to the gathering of some of Europe’s most powerful politicians in Dublin these past two days – has been overshadowed by events in a corner of Ukraine. At home, it was the three year anniversary for the Fine Gael Labour coalition, we had a statement from the former Garda Confidential recipient and the question of how to make the Dail more female-friendly was on the agenda in advance of International Women’s Day tomorrow. To take a look at these and other stories, Sean was joined in studio by ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0307/600707-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-7-march-2014/?clipid=1502863
    Monster Meetings

    Monster Meetings

    The Reform Alliance will stage its first 'ard fheis-style' rally this month as it seeks to convince high-profile candidates to join the State's newest political force, that’s according to yesterday’s Sunday Independent. Sean spoke to one of the founders of the Reform Alliance, former minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0106/496158-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-6-january-2014/?clipid=1388548
    New Party, New Politics

    New Party, New Politics

    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

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