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As the speculation continues on who’ll get what in the long-awaited Cabinet re-shuffle, Sean was joined in studio by former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Barry Desmond, Stephen Collins of The Irish Times and Martina Fitzgerald, Political Correspondent with RTE.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0708/629326-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-8-july-2014/?clipid=1624023
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
After days of Sinn Fein dominating the news headlines – yesterday the focus was back on the three other main political parties. Fianna Fail had a difficult day with Mary Hanafin defying party leader Micheal Martin to run in the local elections in Blackrock in Dublin. For the goverment parties two issues were to the fore - water charges and the Data Protection Commissioner’s ruling on Minister Alan Shatter With Sean in studio was Stephen Collins, political editor of the Irish Times.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0507/615720-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-7-may-2014/?clipid=1570585
Ireland has a strong history of coalition governments, from the very first coalition of 1948 to the unlikely Fianna Fail-Labour coalition of 1992. As the current junior partner, Labour, is coming under pressure in the polls, Sean was joined by Professor Gary Murphy, from the department of Law and Government at DCU, Stephen Collins, Political Editor of The Irish Times and Fergus Finlay Chief Executive of Barnardos and former adviser to Dick Spring to talk about coalitions.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0429/613208-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-29-april-2014/?clipid=1558241
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