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    Coalition Troubles

    Coalition Troubles

    There is a “need to get a grip”, according to communications minister Pat Rabbitte who seemed to sum up the avalanche of troubles facing the coalition government and conceded that the last couple of months have not been good for them. Last week’s resignation of Justice Minister Alan Shatter and wide ranging allegations of Garda misconduct have embroiled the Government in controversy – while issues from medical cards, water charges and the economy have been cropping up on the doorsteps. Joining Sean was Political Editor of the Sunday Business Post, Pat Leahy.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0512/616772-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-12-may-2014/?clipid=1574170
    Alan Shatter and GSOC

    Alan Shatter and GSOC

    The political heat is on Minister Justice Alan Shatter over his handling of the Garda whistle-blower affair and claims that he ignored serious claims of Garda malpractice.  Fianna Fail has claimed the whistle-blower, Garda Maurice McCabe had raised his concerns two years ago but these “ran into the sand”. The dossier of claims relate to cases of murder, abduction and assault. Minister Shatter told the Dail in October that the two Gardai Maurice McCabe and John Wilson had refused to co-operate with an internal Garda inquiry into the cancellation of penalty points. FF leader Micheal Martin says McCabe is owed ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0221/505837-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-21-february-2014/?clipid=1423319
    Post Offices

    Post Offices

    A report commissioned by the Irish Postmasters’ Union from Grant Thornton has found that if the social welfare contract is lost to An Post some 557 Post Offices nationwide would close down. Post Master in Ballymun in Dublin and Executive Member for the Dublin Branch of the Irish Postmasters Union, Dermot Higgins.  Paddy O'Gorman also talked to Post Office clients in Monaghan.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0221/505837-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-21-february-2014/?clipid=1423325
    Taoiseach Enda Kenny Comments on Emigration

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny Comments on Emigration

    The issue of pylons rumbles on with continued controversy – there has been strong political response to the Taoseach’s remarks linking emigration and protests to the electricity pylons. Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has reacted strongly to the Taoiseach’s remarks and she joined Sean this morning.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0107/496338-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-7-january-2014/?clipid=1389189
    Bord Gais

    Bord Gais

    Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, confirmed to Bord Gáis that none of the final bids received for its energy business were at an acceptable value. It’s been announced within past hour that the Government has decided against the sale of Bord Gais. Sean spoke to Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabitte.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1127/489413-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-27-november-2013/?clipid=1364620
    Liveline Thursday 18 July 2013

    Liveline Thursday 18 July 2013

    WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES Have you got a story to tell? An issue you want to air publicly? If you’d like to talk to Joe on-air about an issue that concerns you then we want to hear from you. You can email the programme at any time to joe@rte.ie, call the office at 01 208 3263 / 2984 / 2980 or 3438 (or out of office hours and leave a message) or on 1850 715 815, Monday to Friday from 12.30pm – 3.15pm. All topics are considered and all calls are welcome

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0718/463268-liveline-thursday-18-july-2013/

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