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    Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 14 April 2014

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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. Presented by Keelin Shanley

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    Health Budget

    A cabinet row is on the cards after it emerged that the Health budget may be more than €200m higher than the government planned for.

    The HSE says that cuts it has been asked to make are ‘unrealisable.’

    Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin says he still expects the savings to be made.

    Martin Wall broke the story in the Irish Times at the weekend.

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    Kerry Babies

    Thirty years ago today the body of a newborn infant was found by a local farmer on a beach in Cahirciveen in Co Kerry.  A short time afterwards the body of another newborn was found in a field behind the Hayes farm in Abbeydorney. This led to the Tribunal of Enquiry into the Kerry Babies. Valerie Cox was in Kerry to find out more.

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    Study Tips

    Now that the Easter holidays have arrived for over hundred thousand students who will be taking the Junior and Leaving Certificate in June, in homes up and down the country, examination tensions are beginning to rise. This state of affairs in amplified in many of these homes, where older siblings are getting ready for third level College examinations in the coming weeks. 

    So with the written papers less than eight weeks away now, we reviewed this morning with Brian Mooney our education and career guidance expert, how any examination student can use the next two months to maximum advantage.

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    Impact of the Internet

    Cyber technologies and the internet are having a profound effect on human behaviour and the development of children. Now children as young as three are using tablets and computers in a way that we never would have possible not that long ago. Unlike their parents they know no other world than the digital age.

    The impact of the internet on our lives is the subject for debate at a Cyberethics Public Forum in Dublin’s Trinity College this evening.
    Speakers at the event include cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken, from the CyberPsychology Research Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

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    Water Charges

    According to today’s Irish Independent householders will have to pay a flat charge of up to €100 when water charges are introduced here. The standing charge will be designed to cover the cost of the metre, providing the supply and for customer services.

    Fionnan Sheehan, Group Political Editor of Independent Newspapers spoke to Keelin this morning.

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    Paddy O'Gorman reports

    After the Dail Finance Committee last week heard that banks are likely to become more aggressive in pursuing people in mortgage arrears, Paddy went to the credit union in Cabra to talk to some borrowers

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