Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 27 November 2013
Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, confirmed to Bord Gáis that none of the final bids received for its energy business were at an acceptable value.
It’s been announced within past hour that the Government has decided against the sale of Bord Gais.
Sean spoke to Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabitte.
Free GP Care
Yesterday we spoke with Alex White about free GP care for the under-5s.
This is, he says, the first step on the road to free GP care for all despite protests from doctors and doubts expressed by his fellow Junior Minister in Health.
But, according to my next guest, it’s far from a win-win situation.
Sean was joined by Dr Ray Walley, of the IMO’s GP committee
The announcement recently that UTV would soon be setting up a brand new television channel in the republic with exclusive rights to Coronation Street, Emmerdale and other ITV programmes, came as something of a bolt from the blue in media circles.
The poaching of the Irish rights to such huge programmes from TV3 was something of a coup for Ulster Television, who also own several radio stations around the country including Cork’s 96fm and FM104.
UTV Media’s Group Chief Executive is John McCann and he joined Sean from their Belfast studios.
In Search of Peaks, Passes and Glaciers
Mountaineering may seem like a relatively modern sport… with oxygen bottles, light weight thermal clothing and safety gadgets and communication devices… But in many ways the 19th century is considered the golden age of Alpine climbing … with several Irish men… and one remarkable Irish woman among the pioneers during the period that all the major alpine peaks were climbed for the first time.
A new book, In Search Of Peaks Passes and Glaciers, highlights the lives of these Irish Alpine pioneers and its author and mountaineer, Frank Nugent joined Sean this morning.