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An IPSOS/MRBI poll in today’s Irish Times has Sinn Fein poised to scoop three seats in the forthcoming European elections, while Labour could be facing a total wipeout. Stephen Collins, Political Editor of the Irish Times spoke to Sean this morning. Also speaking to Sean were Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donoghue and Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0519/618257-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-19-may-2014/?clipid=1579443
Joining Sean for this week’s Gathering were barrister Noel Whelan; Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor with the Irish Independent; Sinn Fein TD, Mary Lou McDonald and former Fine Gael minister, Nora Owen.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0509/616205-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-9-may-2014/?clipid=1572263
It has been confirmed this morning that Angela Kerins, the Chief Executive of the Rehab group is to retire. The move comes after a difficult period for the group with Ms Kerins and her predecessor Frank Flannery both at the centre of controversies around executive pay levels and consultancy fees at the charity. Joining Sean was Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader of Sinn Fein and member of the Public Accounts Committee.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0402/606147-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-2-april-2014/?clipid=1523625
When the country goes to the polls for the next General Election, political parties will be required to ensure that 30 per cent of their candidates are women. The difficulties involved with balancing parenthood with politics has long been identified as an obstacle to women in particular when it comes to getting into – and staying in - office. But for male deputies too, there is the reality of a lot of birthday parties missed and a lot of time spent away from home. The National Women’s Council will this afternoon launch a report on the topic of ‘Building a ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0304/508132-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-4-march-2014/?clipid=1431768
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