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    Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 2 September 2015

    Banking Inquiry

    Michael Fingleton, the former managing director of Irish Nationwide Building Society is giving evidence before the banking inquiry this morning.

    Ciaran Hancock, Finance Correspondent with the Irish Times who was at the inquiry joined Sean to tell us of how it went. 

     

    Minister for Justice on Fennelly Report

    Returning to the interim report of the Fennelly Commission which was published late yesterday. Joining Sean on the line was Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

    Sean began by asking whether she thought the Taoiseach’s response to the report was spin – and bad spin at that?

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    Syrian Refugees

    As more and more people from Syria and other countries try to reach the safety of Europe, our reporter Brian O’Connell has met with two Syrian families recently granted refuge here in Ireland.

    Contact Brian here.

    Drug Addiction Programme

    Charles has struggled with drug addiction for most of his forty years, taking prescription drugs, ecstasy, cocaine and eventually ending up on heroin.

    To fund his addiction, he turned to theft, and ended up spending nearly twenty years in and out of the prison system.

    But now he is on the road to recovery and today he joins thirty-three of his peers as he graduates from the Coolmine Therapeutic Community Programme a rehabilitation facility in Dublin and he spoke to Sean. 

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    Virginia Shootings

    Tributes have been paid to the two television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia yesterday.

    Creche Inspections

    Brian O'Connell has been looking into the area of creche costs and low wages of staff.

    Creche Inspections Part 2

    Today Brian focused on costs involved in the crèche sector and also the low wages paid to many staff.

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