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Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 29 June 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.

EU Summit

EU Summit

A summit of EU Leaders will meet for a second day today, but for the first time without David Cameron.

The former UK Prime Minister attended his final EU summit yesterday and used the opportunity to warn the EU that the issue of immigration needed to be addressed. 

Meanwhile the timeline for the UK's Brexit continues to cause division in Europe. Joining us on the line was Suzanne Lynch, of the Irish Times. 

Brexit - EU Ombudsman

Brexit - EU Ombudsman

What does Brexit mean to Brussels?

To the politicians, the officials, the many employees from member states who watched the results roll in last Friday morning and realised the Union they serve may be unraveling.

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman joined us this morning. 

Shooting in Limerick

Shooting in Limerick

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has launched an investigation after a man was shot during a Garda operation nears Foynes in county Limerick. It's understood the man is in a critical condition. 

David Hurley of the Limerick Leader was on the line. 

Console

Console

The second part of the RTE Investigates report looking at the activities of the charity Console aired last night.

It revealed details of how the Chief Executive of Console, Paul Kelly and his wife and son benefited by almost half a million euro in salaries and cars between 2012 and 2014.

A further 464,000 euro was spent by the Kelly family using Console credit cards for items like designer clothes and foreign trips. 

Derry Clarke, the father of Andrew who died by suicide in 2012 and who has fundraised extensively for Console in the last number of years. 

Ivan Cooper, director of Public Policy at The Wheel, Sean Fleming of Fianna Fáil who is the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Pat Divilly, who up to recently was the Console Ambassador for Youth Mental Health. 

Irish Soccer Fans Award

Irish Soccer Fans Award

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo has announced she will award the Grand Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris to the Republic of Ireland soccer fans for their sportsmanship. 

On the line, we spoke to our own Ballybrack Seagull George Downer, who spoke to us from France throughout the tournament. 

Istanbul Attack

Istanbul Attack

A suicide bomb and gun attack at Turkey’s main airport in Istanbul last night has left at least 36 dead and injured more than 140, however the death toll could yet rise.

While no terrorist groups have claimed the attack, The Turkish Prime Minister has suggested the attack was carried out by Islamic State.

Flights have now resumed out of Istanbul however some flights have been cancelled and delays are expected. David O’Byrne, a journalist living in Istanbul and Eoghan Corry, editor of Travel Extra spoke to us. 

Chairman of Expert Commission

Last night the Government announced that former Senator and former President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Joe O'Toole is to be the chairman of the independent commission set up to look at the funding model for Irish Water. 

Irish Tennis Players

Irish Tennis Players

If you’re following the tennis at Wimbledon, which got under way this week for the one-hundred-and-thirtieth year, you might think to yourself...wouldn’t it add a certain spark if we had an Irish star to cheer on over the two weeks...but we’ve never, as a nation, had much interest in tennis...it’s just not in our history....or is it?

Stephen Higgins, tennis journalist at CrosscourtView.ie wass here to set us right.

Travel - New Orleans

Travel - New Orleans

The things that make life worth living – eating, drinking and the making of merriment – are the air that New Orleans breathes.

Food, music, architecture, culture – there isn’t a city in America that can hold a candle to New Orleans for sheer individuality.

To tell us all about “The Big Easy” was Fionn Davenport.

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