Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 23 September 2016

Today with Sean O'Rourke

Today with Sean O'Rourke

The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.

Dublin Bus Strike

Dublin Bus Strike

Business was down about 40% on the days of the previous strikes for restaurant manager Mark Earley, while he is expecting the same if not worse today and tomorrow with Friday lunchtime being the busiest time of the week. 

Mark Earley, manager of the Woolen Mills Restaurant, Joe Macken owner of a number of restaurants across the city and John Caulwell of Spar on O'Connell St spoke to Sean this morning.

Children and Heart Disease

Children and Heart Disease

Schoolchildren as young as fifteen years of age are now presenting with warning signs of heart disease typically seen in people aged 55-60 according to research conducted at Dublin City University.

The problems associated with unfit teenagers is described as ‘frightening’ by Professor Niall Moyna who joined us this morning.

Irish Emigrant Senator

Irish Emigrant Senator

When Billy Lawless was appointed to the Seanad earlier this year, he not only became the first Irish emigrant to be appointed to the Oireachtas, but also broke records for the longest commute of any senator – an almost 6,000km trip from his home in Chicago to Leinster House.

Donal Lenihan - Rugby Legend

Donal Lenihan - Rugby Legend

As player, manager, and pundit, Donal Lenihan has seen it all in the world of rugby - and done much of it too.

From such a stellar position at the heart of the rugby world, Donal Lenihan has a wealth of stories to tell from both on and off the pitch, from raucous antics on tour to the sometimes difficult fellowship of players in a time of Troubles. He delves deeply into Cork and Munster culture and the influence on his career of his family. And as a much-respected analyst, Donal is also not short on voicing his opinion on the rights and wrongs of the modern game, and how the transition from the amateur to the professional era has affected the heart and soul of rugby.

Full of wit, insight and emotional sincerity, this is a fine rugby book by a sporting great.

Mallow District Court

Mallow District Court

Paddy O'Gorman visits Mallow District Court.

The Gathering

The Gathering

Another Dublin Bus strike today and fourteen more on the way for the capital...will Bus Eireann and rail workers be next to down tools?

The ``squeezed middle’’ made headlines again, for paying too much tax and missing out on proposals for childcare subsidies.

Farmers also called for tax relief and protection from crime gangs. And extra beds and more modular homes announced as part of the government’s plan to tackle homelessness.

Alan Kelly, Labour TD for Tipperary, Josepha Madigan, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown, Dermot O’Leary NBRU General Secretary and Brenda Power, Daily Mail Columnist joined us in studio.

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