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    Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 18 July 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.

    Malaysian Plane Shot Down

    Shaun Walker of the Guardian who is in Kiev, Ukraine and from London Shashank Joshi Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

    Frank Flannery

    Former Chief Executive of REHAB, Frank Flannery

    Two Men in a Camper Van

    Paddy O'Gorman and Brian O'Connell

    New Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht

    Minister Heather Humphreys

    Reaction to Frank Flannery I/V

    Shane Ross, Independent TD

    Israel / Gaza

    The Irish Times Ruadhan McCormaic joined Sean from Gaza City. And from Jerusalem is Reuters senior correspondent Dan Williams.


    Dr. Michael J Dowling, CEO North Shore/LIJ Health Care System, USA


    It was a week dominated by politics with the reshuffle junior ministers revealed, a row over Phil Hogan’s new role as European Commissioner...and even the Garth Brooks debacle ended up in front of a Dáil committee.

    Joining me now for a look back at these and the other main news stories of recent days are:

    Regina Doherty, Fine Gael TD for Meath East; Ger Colleran, Columnist with The Irish Star; Niamh Lyons, Political Correspondent with The Irish Daily Mail and Peter Murtagh, Managing Editor of The Irish Times.

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    Alan Shatter

    Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter's career was destroyed when he got caught in the storm.

    Simon Coveney

    Newly appointed Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney.

    Micheál Martin

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

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