Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 4 November 2013

Today with Seán O'Rourke

Today with Seán O'Rourke

The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.

Local Property Tax

Local Property Tax

Despite the best efforts of Revenue, spokespeople and politicians including senior government ministers, there is still confusion out there  about  how home owners can pay the property tax for next year. 

Joining Sean was Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Social Media Privacy

Social Media Privacy

Is there any privacy left in social media? Sean spoke with Digital Technology Consultant, Keith Feighry and with Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant.

Bailout

Bailout

Ireland will exit the EU Bailout in December, the first EU country to do so. The Taoiseach said it signals an end to our economic emergency but does it mean we have turned a corner. We’ve got property tax bills landing in the letterbox, the universal social charge, water charges coming down the tracks and from January PRSI on un-earned income.

Julien Mercille has been looking into the bailout and what factors have been involved in it, not least the role of the media. He argues that, as he says himself, “the mainstream media share the views and interests of political and economic elites, being themselves part and parcel of the corporate sector.”

He is currently writing “The Role of the Media in the European Economic Crisis: The Case of Ireland” and he joined Sean this morning as did Richard Curran of the Sunday Independent.

Ireland Manager

Ireland Manager

It’s expected that Roy Keane will be number two to Martin O’Neill as the new Ireland management set up is set to be announced officially this week. Two very different characters – will it work?

Sean was joined by Eamon Dunphy.

Mortgage Initiative

Mortgage Initiative

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) in conjunction with AIB Group today announced an initiative offering homeowners in difficulty with their mortgage repayments the option to avail of an independent third party facilitator to advise and engage with AIB Group on their behalf.

Sean was joined by David Hall, Director of the IMHO.

Mental Health

Mental Health

What do Anthony Hopkins, Zoe Wannamaker and Sigmund Freud all have in common? They all describe hearing “voices”.   So what is going on when people hear voices in their head, is it a call from God as in the case of St Joan or is it possession by the devil or is it a well researched psychiatric problem.  

Sean was joined by Dr Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St Patrick’s Hospital and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin.

Local Property Tax Update

Harry McGee, Irish Times

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Three To Get Ready

Three To Get Ready

Dave Brubeck

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