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    Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 7 November 2013

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    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.

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    Troika Leaving Ireland

    Minister for State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes talks to Sean about the last day of the Troika in Dublin. 

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    Moving Bank Accounts

    Market research shows many of us are unhappy with our banks but we are decidedly unlikely to move our accounts. Customers of Danske Bank and ACC will soon have to switch as both of those institutions exit the Irish retail banking market. Conor Brophy has been looking at why we are so reluctant to move banks despite our dissatisfaction and whether it might be worth your while to do so.

     

     

     

     

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    Education/CAO

    Surprising as it may seem the college application process for students looking to start college in September 2014 is already underway with many colleges running open days over the next few weekends.  Over the next three months, 77,000 people will apply through the CAO for places in Universities, Institutes of Technology and Private Colleges.  Brian Mooney talks to Sean.

     

     

     

    School Choir

    We had a lot of reaction to last week's item featuring the boys from Dublin's Blackrock College, the first school to qualify for the Grand Final of the all island school choir of the year competition.  So today we  hear from the second competitors to qualify - the girls from Strathearn School in East Belfast. They performed the beautiful Seal Lullaby composed by Eric Whitacre.

     

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    Syrian Refugees

    Tracy McVeigh, Chief Reporter with the Observer talked to Sean about the plight of Syrian Refugees.

     

     

     

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    Paddy Power Survey/State of the Parties

    Stuart Kenny of Paddy Power reveals the findings of its latest opinion poll. Brian Dowling of RTE gives his analysis.

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    Martin O'Neill Profile

    Tommie Gorman gives us a profile of Ireland's new football manager, Martin O'Neill as described by his family and friends.

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    updates from on the girl found on O'Connell street

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