Today with Sean O'Rourke

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Wednesday 27th April

Housing List Refusals

Last week, The Irish Examiner revealed reasons some people on the social housing list gave for not accepting a house offered to them. These included not having enough room for a trampoline, and rejecting a house with sea views because of fears around sea sickness. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at this issue and visited some of those houses that people on the housing list turned down.

Thursday 21st April

Cloverhill Prison

With violent incidents having reduced by as much as 40% in some Irish prisons, a unique programme instigated by the Irish Red Cross is having a big impact in helping prisoners turn away from violence.

This week our reporter Brian O’Connell got exclusive access inside Cloverhill Prison and met with prisoners and staff.

Monday 18th April

Life After ISIS

He’ s one of the world’s best known foreign correspondents, has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones and interviewed Osama Bin Laden on three occasions.

Robert Fisk, author and Middle East Correspondent for the Independent is in Dublin to deliver a lecture entitled `Life After ISIS’ at UCD later this evening and he joined us in studio this morning.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Last week it emerged that close to half a million people are on hospital waiting lists in this country with increases in the numbers of adult and children waiting for inpatient, day case and outpatient care.

Our reporter Brian O’Connell looked at this issue and he joined us this morning, we were also be joined by Gerard O’Callaghan, Chief Operations Officer for the South/South West Hospital Group.

Monday 11th April

Poor Condition of Car Tyres

Figures released last week by the RSA showed that poor tyres were partly to blame for road accidents in which 71 people died between 2008 and 2012. Our reporter Brian O'Connell has been trying to figure out why the number of fatalities is so high. 

Thursday 31st March

Census Enumerator

Now over the coming weeks, in the region of 4,600 Census enumerators will be calling to over 2 million properties around the country with census forms. These forms are to be filled out on the night of Sunday April 24th with the first results from the 2016 census due in July. This week our reporter Brian O’Connell went with local census enumerator Dolly O’Reilly on Sherkin Island. She’s one of the lucky ones to get this job.

Wednesday 30th March

Magdalene Laundry for Sale

The sale of parts of the former Magdalene Laundry in Donnybrook, which may be the last building of its kind still in its original state, has prompted calls for the State to buy the property. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has the story.

Read More on the Magdalene Laundry on Mannix Flynn's Blog.

Friday 18th March

Homelessness in Ennis

Now in a week once again where housing and homelessness dominated the headlines, there is increasing awareness that the problem is not just limited to the main urban centres. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been to Ennis in County Clare where unprecedented numbers of people are looking for help.

Tuesday 15th March

Cork Apartments

Now with the situation in Tyrrelstown in Dublin continuing, our reporter Brian O’Connell brings us an exclusive report this morning concerning over 100 properties at a development in Cork, which could see up to 500 individuals having to leave their homes.

Notice to Quit Served on Tenants at Eden Development, Cork

Notice of Rent Increase last July

Monday 14th March

The Classifieds

Brian O'Connell has been taking a look through the classified ads in the free sheets and some of the other papers where people are still advertising. 

Some unusual items up for sale, including an armoured car. 

Armoured Car

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