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    Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 10 February 2016

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    The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.
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    Red C Opinion Poll for Paddy Power

    Brian Dowling and Stuart Kenny, former CEO of Paddy Power brought us, exclusively, the results of the first opinion poll since the General Election has been called.

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    Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton

    Labour Leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton joined us in studio this morning to give her reaction to the latest Red C Poll and talk sugar tax, education, crime and more.

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    Dublin Shootings 1

    Heavily armed Gardaí are out on the streets of Dublin manning checkpoints and monitoring the movements of criminal gangs, following two high profile killings in the city.

    Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has announced plans for a 55 strong armed Garda Unit for Dublin and €5 million to pay for more resources and over time. 

    Joining Sean this morning was Drogheda Councillor Richie Culhane, a former Special Branch Detective.

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    Dublin Shootings 2

    Garda crackdown - analysis of the extra resources with former assisant commissioner Martin Donnellan, Dermot O'Brien of the GRA and the former mayor of Limerick John Gilligan.

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    New Hampshire Primary

    The US state of New Hampshire went to the polls yesterday and decided that Republican candidate Donald Trump would be their choice for President of the United States. While on the democratic side, Bernie Sanders beat Hilary Clinton into second place.

    Dr Jack Thompson, Lecturer at the Clinton Institute for American Studies at UCD and on the line Larry Sanders, brother of Bernie, joined Sean this morning. 

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    Ash Wednesday

    Paddy O'Gorman was out and about to see if people are still wearing the ash on Ash Wednesday.

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    Quitting Cigarettes

    Many smokers try to give up cigarettes on Ash Wednesday and while some succeed, it usually takes a few attempts before a person quits completely.

    Dr Patrick Doorley, a specialist in Public Health and Board member of ASH IRELAND joined Sean in studio.

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