Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 27 August 2014
Palestinians in Gaza celebrated a ceasefire with Israel last night after fifty days of conflict that left more than 2,200 people dead and more 10,000 injured. At least 3,000 Palestinian children were injured in the fighting, many of them left with permanent injuries, according to Oxfam.
Joining Sean from Jerusalem Luke Baker of Reuters and Alun McDonald of Oxfam on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
What makes a long and happy marriage – what are the secrets? How can you ensure your relationship runs harmoniously?
With Sean in studio with thoughts and advice were Anne Matthews, relationships counsellor with Mind and Body Works, and author Maria Duffy.
Our reporter Brian O’Connell met with Marie, aged 90, and Michael McNamara, aged 102, from Little Island in Cork and have been together for more than 42 years.
Starting Secondary School
For many of you, your child finished primary school two months ago and either this week or next, secondary school awaits. The closeted, comforted world with one single class and one teacher is over and a whole new world of timetables, exams, teenagers, teachers and the opposite sex opens up. For many, guiding their children through the labyrinth that is secondary school is a daunting task.
Sean was joined by Dr John Sharry, Irish Times Parenting Columnist, and founder of the Parents Plus Charity and by columnist Fiona Looney.