Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 14 February 2014

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.

Minister Pat Rabbitte ahead of the Labour Party Conference

Minister Pat Rabbitte ahead of the Labour Party Conference

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte joined Sean in studio ahead of the Labour Party Conference in Enfield in County Meath this weekend.

Flooded Farmers along the River Shannon

Flooded Farmers along the River Shannon

The flooding along the banks of the River Shannon has affected up to one thousand farmers whose lands are now under water.  Valerie Cox has been to the Athlone area to see the situation and she joined Sean in studio.

Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland

Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry currently taking place in Northern Ireland has been hearing harrowing evidence from the former residents over the past week.  John McCourt who was a resident of Termonbacca Boys’ institution joined Sean to recount the  testimonies of those giving evidence

Valentines Day Memories

Valentines Day Memories

Reporter Brian O'Connell spent time yesterday with residents of Brídhaven Nursing Home in Mallow, County Cork, and talked to them about  life, love, romance and Valentines's Day.

 

Verona Love Letters

Verona Love Letters

The Scene is Verona, the people two star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliette, it is the tragic love story that defines true love.  Sean spoke to Giovanna Tomassia Secretary of the Juliette School.

The Gathering

The Gathering

As the weather battered most of the country, particularly in the south west of the country, storm clouds continue to gather around the Garda Ombudsman bugging controversy. And the air isn’t much clearer for the 13,000 mortgage holders that Irish Nationwide are to sell off to IBRC.

To discuss this, Sean was joined by Fionnan Sheahan, political editor of the Irish Independent; Noeline Blackwell of the Free Legal Advice Centre and by Brian Hayes, Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works

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