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    Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 7 October 2013

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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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    Referendum Post Mortem

    Lucinda Creighton from the Reform Alliance and Regina Doherty FG TD Meath East on the fall out from the NO vote in the Referendum to abolish the Seanad with political analysis from Harry McGee of the Irish Times.

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    Love/Hate

    More than a millin people wree expecte to tune into RTE 1 last night as Love/Hate, the TV series that has gripped the nation with its unfolding story of Nidge and co.

    To give their review of the first instalment in Series 4 are TV critic, John Boland and also former Assistant Garda Commissioner, Martin Donnellan.

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    Gaza

    Senator Averil Power was one of three politicians who has just returned from a fact finding mission to Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. And she joined Sean in studio.

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    Travel

    While summer may be behind us, it doesn’t mean the holidays have to be. Autumn is a beautiful time of year for a break, and travel is often a lot cheaper too. Pól Ó Conghaile has been taking a look at what’s available at home and abroad whether you fancy a mini break or something a little more exotic and he joined Sean in studio.

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    The Rocky Road

    by Eamon Dunphy (Penguin Ireland)

    Eamon Dunphy is well known for his outspoken and controversial commentary and has been a prominent fixture in the Irish media for more than three decades. Hailing from humble origins in Dublin he would go on to play for Manchester United alongside greats such as George Best while also earning over 20 caps for Ireland.

    Returning to Ireland he secured a role as a football analyst with RTE and went on to front his own shows across TV and radio. He joins us today to discuss his autobiography The Rocky Road which tells the story of his life in football, politics, media and beyond.

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    The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

    The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland is a mammoth work - the first comprehensive attempt to chart Irish musical life across recorded history.

    From John Field to the Frames and beyond, my next guest has collated the work of 240 contributors to set our musical heritage in context, nationally and internationally. To document the range breath and beauty of music in Ireland Sean was joined by Professor Harry White who compiled the Encyclopedia.

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