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    Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 31 July 2014

    Body in Meath

    It is believed the killing of a man in County Meath was drugs related .  Paul Gallagher from North Dublin, who had been missing since Monday, was found with gunshot wounds in a field. 

    Joining Audrey from Drogheda was reporter Elaine Keogh

    Gay Byrne at 80

    Gay Byrne has had quite a career to date.

    It didn’t quite start on the Late Late show, but that is the programme with which he will forever be associated.

    He turns 80 on Monday next and he has come into studio this morning to talk about television, radio and road safety.

    Anthony Lyons Sentence Quashed

    The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the original sentence of six months in prison and sentenced him to six years with four suspended.

    Credit has been given for time already served.

    Lyons, from Griffith Avenue in Dublin, was found guilty of the sexual assault of a young woman walking on Griffith Avenue in the early hours of 3 October 2010.

    Audrey spoke to Paul Reynolds with the latest.

    Muslims in Ireland

    Islam is the fastest growing religion in Ireland, with an estimated 500 Irish people converting to the Muslim faith each year.

    But what is it like to be Muslim in this country – and particularly what is it like to be a Muslim woman, easily identifiable because of the scarf, or hijab, which most choose to wear?

    Audrey was joined from the Limerick studio now by James Carr, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Limerick who has just published a study on the experiences of Muslims in Ireland.

    And in studio were two Muslim women, Ciara Simon and Lorraine O’Connor to tell us about their experiences, good and bad.

    The Riptide Movement

    They played Aras an Uachtarain the day before yesterday and today they have come in to play for us. Riptide Movement are over in Studio 8 to do an acoustic session for us this morning.

    Water Charges

    We’ll know a lot more later today about how much water will cost when charging begins in October.

    The Energy Regulator is due to publish proposals for – among other things - how much we will be charged per per litre, how much we will get for free, and how much free water each child in a house will be entitled to.

    These proposals will be open to public consultation for a month before a decision is made.

    Audrey joined now by Paul Melia Irish Independent Environment Correspondent.

    Ireland’s Role in World War One

    As the centenary of the First World War approaches Audrey was joined by Myles Dungan, presenter of RTE’s The History Show and author of Irish Voices From The Great War to talk about Ireland’s role in the war. 

    For more see the RTE Century Ireland page on

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: You And I
      Composer: The Riptide Movement
      Performer(s): The Riptide Movement
      Performer(s): The Riptide Movement
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: All Works Out
      Composer: The Riptide Movement
      Performer(s): Riptide Movement
      Performer(s): Riptide Movement
      Duration: 4:00

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