Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 24 September 2013
Today with Seán O'Rourke
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Few sports divide public opinion like coursing does, but as the coursing season is about to get underway, many clubs are out catching hares that they then will use for meetings all over the country.
On Sunday night, in a field near Farranfore in Kerry, Brian O’Connell spent some time with members of the Castleisland Coursing Club as they sought to catch hares.
As the shopping mall siege in Nairobi draws to close details are beginning to emerge of Banbridge woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, who it is claimed took part in the attack.
This attack, and other ones like theIn Amenas gas plant siege in Algeria last January and other sieges such as that in Beslan or the Moscow theatre siege, serve to highlight a cause or group in a way a car bomb or shooting can not – it draws it out and dominates news headlines for days. So how difficult is it to regain control of a situation like this and who are hte people who carried out this attack?
Tom Clonan was in studio and we had an update from Nairobi from Larry Madowo from NTV in Kenya.
Earlier on in the programme Sean spoke with President Michael D. Higgins and asked him about a speech he made in DCU, as part of a series ”Ethics for All”.
Sean mentioned that there has been some debate, most notably in the pages of the Irish Times, with some suggestion from Irish Times Economics Editor Dan O'Brien that it was a one sided speech that extolled left of centre speakers at the expense of others.
Sean was joined on the line by Dan O'Brien.