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    Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 31 October 2013


    Same Sex Marriage

    Earlier this year, the Convention recommended that the Constitution be changed to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples.

    Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said that a referendum on same sex marriage would be held “in the lifetime of this government”.

    The Taoiseach has said the Cabinet is due to decide by next week its response to the Constitutional Convention's recommendation on legislation for same-sex marriage.

    Sean was joined by Ciara Conway of the Labour Party and by David Quinn of the Iona Institute...



    Trinity College

    On the eighth and ninth of next month Trinity College Dublin is hosting The Trinity Global Graduate Forum. Trinity Provost Patrick Prendergast was in studio with Sean to talk about the forum and the future of third level education in Ireland.



    As thousands of would be entrepreneurs and web developers congregate once again in the RDS most of them will dream of coming up with that million dollar idea, or in the case of Patrick Collison possibly that multi million or even billion dollar idea.

    He has had quite the career for a man who turned 25 last month and he joined Sean in studio.


    EU/IMF Bailout

    Recently we learned that Ireland will exit the EU/IMF bailout in December – the first European country to do so. The Taoiseach said it signalled an end to our “economic emergency”. Last week the eurozone’s fourth largest economy, Spain announced it had exited recession and was on the road to recovery after a long recession.


    Joining Sean was Professor Joe Haslam of the IE Business School based in Madrid.



    As Engineers and chemists try to get to grips with the water treatment issue, Sean spoke to Padraig Hayden from The Cambden Kitchen restaurant in Dublin and Don Moore, Vice President of The Irish Academy of Engineering.  


    They have spied on Angela Merkel now they are accused of spying on Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio during the conclave that was to elect him Pope on March 13.  Sean was joined on the line by Nick Squires of the Daily Telegraph to discuss the latest spying allegations facing the U.S

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