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    Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 1 January 2014

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    Today with Sean O'Rourke

    Presented by Keelin Shanley. 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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    Paper Review

    Catherine Halloran of the Star and Denis Staunton of the Times review the papers.

    AA Roadwatch update

    Arwen Foley of AA Roadwatch with update of road conditions around the country.

    New Year’s Day reflections of Cork business people

    As the calendar flicks on to 2014 there are hopes that for many of us this year will at least be a little better than the year just gone. Yesterday in Cork Brian O’Connell visited a range of businesses to ask shop owners and business people what their past year was like and what their hopes were for this New Year’s Day.   Brian O’Connell reports on the hopes and reflections of some of Cork’s business people.

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    Debt

    As a nation we are leaving the old year with 200,000 mortgages in arrears.  That's according to Julie Sadlier, solicitor with the Phoenix Project, a national debt resolution organization which is free to clients and funded by donations from the public.  Keelin spoke to Julie Sadlier and  Valerie Cox who has been speaking to some people whose lives have been taken over by the burden of their debts and who are in the process of trying to hold on to their homes and to prevent them from being re-possessed. 

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    War Poets

    2014 marks the centenary of the Great War, a devastating conflict that left millions dead and changed the face of the modern world. It has been commemorated and explored in poetry throughout the century.  Niall McMonagle explores the poetry of World War 1 with readings by actors Barry Barnes  and Cathy Belton.

    People who are working abroad

    Close to 90,000 people left Ireland in the year up to April 2013 in search of work and new lives around the world. The Economic and Social Research Institute has predicted a 14 per cent drop in emigration this year as the economy improves.

    Tens of thousands of emigrants returned home for happy reunions with their families over the Christmas period and many are heading back through the country’s airports this week.

    Keelin spoke to people who are working abroad, including Sharon Welton home from Calgary in Canada and businessman Paul Kenny from Galway who is in Dubai.

     

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    New Year's Day reflections of Cork business people

    As the calendar flicks on to 2014 there are hopes that for many of us this year will at least be a little better than the year just gone. Yesterday in Cork Brian O'Connell visited a range of businesses to ask shop owners and business people what their past year was like and what their hopes were for this New Year's Day. Brian O'Connell reports on the hopes and reflections of some of Cork's business people.
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    Life and Food - Domini Kemp

    Keelin spoke to Domini Kemp about her life and food.
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    Abroad for New Year's

    Keelin speaks to Sharon Welton who emigrated to Canada for work & Paul Kenny who is living & working in Dubai.

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