Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 10 June 2014

The open-air concert A Nation's Voice, featuring the choral work 'One Hundred Years a Nation', that took place at Collins Barracks in March 2016.

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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.

Wilbur Ross/Bank of Ireland

Wilbur Ross/Bank of Ireland

As investment and profit making goes it was a smart move for US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to buy Bank of Ireland shares back in 2011.

Yesterday, he sold all of his 5.5 per cent stake in the bank  - with his investment tripling in value. 

All good news for him but what does it mean for Bank of Ireland?

Joining Sean was Ciaran Hancock, finance correspondent of the Irish Times and Peter Brown founder of the Institute of Financial Trading.

Labour Party Hustings

Labour Party Hustings

The first in a series of Labour Party hustings to elect a new leader and deputy leader took place last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel near Dublin Airport.

Our reporter Brian O’Connell went along and got the views of many grassroots members of the party.

Sulkies

Sulkies

After the death of a pony this weekend as the result of a sulkey race, the ISPCA have called for a full ban on the practice on public roads. 

Yesterday afternoon Paddy O'Gorman visited a stables in the Cappagh area of North West Dublin.

World Cup

World Cup

It’s two days until the greatest sporting spectacle on earth kicks off in Sao Paolo. But all is not well in Brazil as protests, strikes and riots have dogged preparations for the World Cup. So as the hosts prepare to take on Croatia in the opening game on Thursday, is Brazil in a fit state to host the World Cup?

Sean was joined by Gary Duffy BBC, Brazil Correspondent

Smoking Legislation

Smoking Legislation

Today Minister for Health, James Reilly is looking for cabinet approval for his plans for all tobacco products to be wrapped in plain packaging. If it goes ahead, Ireland will only be the third country, after Australia and New Zealand, to introduce such a tactic in the fight against smoking.

However American business groups say this will had adverse effects on business in Ireland.

In a recent interview James Reilly spoke to Peter Taylor about impending legal action from tobacco companies.

Joining Sean was Kathleen O’Mara, from the Irish Cancer Society.

Active Ageing

Active Ageing

Marie-Louise O’Donnell has been to visit McCauley Place, a revolutionary centre for looking after ageing people within the community. 

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

Populations are increasing, obesity is on the rise and emissions from food production are growing.

These factors are having a looming effect on our lifestyles and threatening the sustainability of our farming industry. Well, that’s according to Professor of Food Policy at City University London, Tim Lang. So what effect would a sustainable policy have on the farming industry in Ireland..

Tim Lang spoke to Sean London and he was also joined by Patrick Kent, President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association.

Hurling Injury

Hurling Injury

One of the big talking points of the GAA weekend was that free taken by Cork hurling goalkeeper Anthony Nash in the Munster quarter final and the whack taken by Waterford keeper, Stephen O’Keeffe who rushed out to make what was a brilliant save.

Christy O’Connor is a GAA journalist and inter-county goalkeeping coach.

Music Played on the Show

Way Back When

Way Back When

Kodaline

3:41

The Cartographer (With Maria Doyle Kennedy)

The Cartographer (With Maria Doyle Kennedy)

Printer Clips

3:33

Programme Highlights

Alone Hampers

Evelyn O'Rourke met with volunteers helping with the elderly.

Christmas and Your Garden

Paraic Horkan gives us ideas on adding colour to your home this Christmas.

Martin Conmey

In 1973, Martin Conmey, 20 years old at the time, was accused of her murder, and subsequently jailed for three years for manslaughter.

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