Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 30 December 2013

Richard Haass

Richard Haass

As we’ve been hearing this morning, talks aimed at resolving contentious issues in the Northern Ireland peace process have ended without agreement.

Despite a final day of talks that ran from 10am yesterday until 5am this morning, concerns from all sides meant a final agreement on parades, flags and the past in Northern Ireland remain elusive. Keelin Shanley spoke to journalist Eamon Mallie.

Traveller family Feud

Traveller family Feud

Gardai are investigating an attack  on a traveller family in County Tipperary over the Christmas holiday.Keelin spoke to reporter Brian O'Connell.

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Keelin spoke to Professor Eoin O’Brien who gave medical advice  on how to mind your blood pressure.

Woman Entrepreneurs

Woman Entrepreneurs

Have you ever thought about running your own business? Turning that idea you've had for ages into a viable job? And, what's it like out there in the marketplace for women who want to go it alone? Well, according to Enterprise Ireland, sisters ARE doing it for themselves and last year Enterprise Ireland developed a Female Entrepreneurship Strategy to address the challenges facing female entrepreneurs.  Keelin spoke to Jean O'Sullivan - Manager of Women entrepreneurs and Valerie Cox who has  meet some women entrepreneurs who are already up and running.

Suicide bomber in Russia

Suicide bomber in Russia

Two more people wounded by suicide bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd have died,increasing the death toll in the attacks to 33.            

The city's railway station was bombed on Sunday and a bus was ripped apart yesterday, raising fears of further attacks on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia’s largest resort city on the Black Sea.

There have been no claims of responsibility for the attacks.

Diarmuid Fleming who reports for the BBC World Service and is recently returned from Russia where he lived for four years, spoke to Keelin.

Graveyards

Graveyards

Keelin spoke to Paddy O'Gorman who spent time with people who were visiting their family graves.

The Ultimate Gathering

The Ultimate Gathering

Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council are joining forces to make this New Year’s Eve the Ultimate Gathering marking the end of a successful year of Gathering events. The New Year’s Eve Festival has grown in status since it was established in 2011 with the Lonely Planet declaring Dublin one of the world’s top places to ring in the New Year.   Keelin spoke to Shaun Quinn, CEO of Failte Ireland.

History of 1914

History of 1914

2013 had the Lockout commemorations and a century on analysis of labour wars in Dublin, though important it is 1914, the year we will begin to re-look at from tomorrow a century on, that is one of the defining years of that and any century, as it was the year the First World War began. Keelin spoke to Michael Kennedy, historian with the Royal Irish Academy.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Doctors treating Michael Schumacher have just given another press conference in Grenoble where the former Formula One champion remains in a coma following a skiing accident at the weekend.

Keelin spoke to John Lichfield, Paris Correspondent with the London Independent.

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