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    Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 26 March 2014


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


    Garda Saga

    In just under an hour, Justice Minister Alan Shatter will take to his feet in the Dail to address the many questions that have arisen since the Garda Commissioner stepped down yesterday – and indeed before that.

    Joining Sean to discuss the momentous developments of the last 24 hours were Brian Dowling of our political staff; Dearbhail McDonald, Irish Independent Legal Affairs editor; John Jacob of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors; John O’Brien, retired Garda Detective Chief Superintendent is on the line and Mick Clifford of the Irish Examiner.


    Dementia Conference

    How do we care for our loved ones with dementia?  What choices are available to them?  This morning a Conference opens at the University of Limerick to discuss the palliative care needs of people with dementia.

    Sean was joined by Valerie Cox who has been speaking to some of the participants.


    Property Tax

    This Monday, 31st March is the deadline for paying the Local Property Tax and the Household Charge without incurring any penalties or interest. And since the announcement of the deadline, according to Revenue, there has been a surge in payments.

    Revenue Chairwoman, Josephine Feehily was with Sean this morning.


    South Africa Gaels

    While GAA is being bolstered outside Ireland by the current wave of emigrants in places such as Sydney, London and New York, this week a team made up of South African nationals is touring Ireland and playing Gaelic football here. Last night, the South Africa Gaels played the final game of their six day trip against Ballyboden St Enda’s and our reporter Brian O’Connell was there for us to see how they got on.


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