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    Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 6 December 2013

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    Today with Sean O'Rourke

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

    Nelson Mandela

    This morning's programme came from Cork. 

    Last night the sad news came that Nelson Mandeal had passed away aged 95. Sean was joined by Former President Mary McAleese, Jean Jacques Cornish, Melanie Vorwoerd among many others to pay tribute.

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    Mary Mc Aleese on the death of Nelson Mandela

    With South Africa in mourning today after the death of former president Nelson Mandela, who died in his Johannesburg home last night at the age of 95. Former Irish president Mary Mc Aleese spoke to Sean about her memories of Mr Mandela.
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    Reaction to the deat of Nelson Mandela

    As dawn broke tributes have come in from across the world & Ireland for Nelson Mandela. Sean O'Rourke spoke to John Jacque Cornish Journalist in Pretoria, South Africa. Melanie Vorwoerd, former director of Unicef Ireland. Richard Downes, Prime Time Journalist and former BBC correspondent in South Africa. Later on we spoke to Tony Hollingsworth documentary maker & Dick Spring, former Labour party Tánaiste.
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    Homelessness in Ireland

    Brian O'Connell looks at homelessness in Ireland in the moment, and speaks to some people who are sleeping rough at the moment.
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    Cork Penny Dinners

    Sean speaks to Catriona Twomey of Cork Penny Dinners, who serve homeless people in Cork 365 days a year.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: I'M Going To Set You Free
      Composer: John Spillane
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Album: Will We Be Brilliant or What?, Emi
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: A Penny For Your Thoughts
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Malcolm Alcart
      Performer(s): Malcolm Alcart
      Duration: 2:40
    • Title: My Old Man
      Composer: Furey
      Performer(s): Alan Purcell
      Performer(s): Alan Purcell
      Duration: 3:20

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