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    Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 29 May 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.

    Medical Cards

    A cabinet sub-committee will meet this morning to try to deal with the medical card review crisis. Seha spoke to Chris Goodey, Chief Executive of the National Association of General Practitioners and Dr Carmel Banbury, a GP in Galway.


    Garda Commissioner

    Brian Purcell’s appearance at the Oireachtas Justice Committee yesterday led to some heated exchanges.

    Sinn Fein Justice Spokesman Padraig MacLochlainn joined Sean from our Dail studio



    Do you fall asleep at night only to wake with a jolt a couple of hours later and spend the rest of the night counting sheep? Or are you one of those people who finds it impossible to drop off? Dr Dílis Clare runs a sleep clinic in Galway.


    Scrap Metal

    The theft of metal has been on the increase in recent years as the scrap industry booms, and this morning, news arrived that the theft of cabling on the Dart line in South County Dublin had the knocked rail services out.

    Mattie McGrath TD is to bring a bill before the Dáil on the 16th of June that would bring in some new regulations, and he joined Sean this morning from his constituency office.


    Fine Gael Meeting

    Newspapers reports today suggest there was a very frank exchange of views at last nights Fine Gael parliamentary meeting.

    Joining Sean from our Dail studio, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Bernard Durkan.


    Daisy House

    At the beginning of March, we spoke to three women who were rebuilding their lives after experiencing homelessness. 

    Mandy, Justine and Kiara opened up about their pasts and how the charity Daisy House gave them hope for the future.

    The three women were back in studio this morning with the CEO of Daisy House, Orla Gilroy.



    Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on a five-day honeymoon in Ireland. Their arrival has shone a global spotlight on Ireland, but they’re not the first celebs to choose the country as a holiday escape.

    Pól Ó Conghaile spoke to Sean this morning

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    Fianna Fail Leader, Micheál Martin, TD for Cork South Central.

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