Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 17 July 2014

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.

Anglo Tapes

Anglo Tapes

More tape recordings have emerged of the goings on behind the scenes at Anglo Irish Bank in the months leading up to the Bank’s collapse.

The tapes of conversations between former chief executive David Drumm and John Bowe, head of capital markets, give us another glimpse what the Bank’s executives were considering to try to improve it’s dire financial position in 2008.

 Sean was joined by Fionnan Sheehan of the Irish Independent.

Angela Merkel 60th Birthday

Angela Merkel 60th Birthday

Well  despite last week’s historic victory for the German football team in Rio de Janeiro, the feelgood factor clearly hasn’t influenced Angela Merkel too much to heart as – according to some reports – she does not intend to finish her term as German Chancellor.

Sean was joined by Quentin Peel, Fellow at Chatham House in London.

Israel / Hamas

Israel / Hamas

Israel and Hamas are observing a brief ceasefire designed to allow residents of heavily bombarded Gaza to stock up on supplies. More than 200 residents of Gaza have died during the Israeli bombardment of the densely-populated territory.

But the prospects of the ceasefire being extended are dim, and an Israeli invasion of Gaza is becoming increasing likely with the call­-up of more reservists yesterday.

And PM Netanyahu is coming under increasing pressure from left and right, from people who oppose the bombardment of Gaza, and from others who advocate an outright invasion of Gaza.

Journalist Yossi Melman was on the line from Tel Aviv

In Plain Sight - The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile

In Plain Sight - The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile

By Dan Davies (Quercus)

From national hero to paedophile, the depravity and extent of his crimes against vulnerable children over decades are still coming to light following his death in October 2011. But who was the man behind the mask? Dan Davies met and interviewed Jimmy Savile over seven years up until his death.

Beef Quality Assurance Scheme

Beef Quality Assurance Scheme

Farm organizations are threatening to withdraw from Bord Bia’s Beef Quality Assurance Scheme in protest about the prices they are being paid for their cattle by the meat factories.  I’m joined in studio by

Kieran Fitzgerald, Chairman of Meat Industry Ireland; John Comer, ICMSA President and Michael Maloney, Bord Bia’s Director of Quality

Valerie Cox has also been to a farm to see how the Beef Quality Assurance scheme works in practice.

Two Men in a Camper Van

Two Men in a Camper Van

It’s day four for our 2 men in a campervan, and reporters Brian O’Connell and Paddy O’Gorman are coming to us live from Tramore this morning.

The Middle East

Yousef al Helou, Gaza based Journalist

Honor Heffernan

Honor Heffernan

Honor Heffernan has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years now. She is in with us today ahead of a series of concerts around the country in August. She was in to give us a tune or two with her guitarist Hugh Buckley

Music Played on the Show

00:00

Title: Rainy Days And Mondays

Composer: Paul Williams

Performer(s): Honor Heffernan

Duration: 3:30

00:00

Title: Nobody Else But Me

Composer: Jerome Kern

Performer(s): Honor Heffernan

Duration: 3:30

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