Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 21 October 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.

Oscar Pistorius Sentencing

Oscar Pistorius Sentencing

Nastasya Tay was in the Pretoria court room while Judge Masipa handed down Pistorius' five year sentence. She spoke to Sean on his reaction and what happens next.

Irish Water

Irish Water

This morning’s Government Cabinet meeting is expected to be dominated by the growing controversies surrounding Irish Water.

Speculation is increasing that there is to be a shake-up of the board of the utility and there have been a number of calls that the charges be suspended for a period of time to allow a review to take place.

Independent Socialist TD Clare Daly spoke to Sean and gave her opinion on what she thought should happen in relation to the management of Irish Water.

New Mortgage Rules

New Mortgage Rules

The proposed new mortgage rules that would require aspiring house buyers to raise 20 per cent of the price of a property have been welcomed in some quarters but greeted with horror by others – particularly those in the first time buyer bracket.

Karen Mulvaney, Managing Director of The Buyer’s Agent, who helps house hunters to find their perfect home and Tony Foley, Senior Lecturer in Economics at DCU’s Business School join Sean in studio.

But first of all, he speaks to a house hunter, Aoife Clarke, who has reacted to the word of this 20% required deposit.

BellX1

BellX1

Live Music in studio with BellX1.

Careful What You Wish For and The Great Defector.

National Stammering Awareness Day

National Stammering Awareness Day

Marie Louise O'Donnell spoke to Sean on National Stammering Awareness Day that she attended on Saturday .

Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll joined Sean in studio to discuss his new autobiography with Alan English, published by Penguin Ireland.

Brian discusses family, meeting his wife Amy, getting arrested in New York and the death of his close friend Barry and much more.

Brian will be signing copies of 'The Test' this Saturday from 12 Midday in Eason's on O'Connell St, Dublin.

Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to Visit

Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to Visit

The travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet today published its 10th annual list of the top 10 countries in the world to visit and guess what little island has made the list for the first time ever? Ireland.

Noirin Hegarty is Managing Destination Editor with Lonely Planet and she joined Sean in studio to discuss.

The List

1. Singapore

2. Namibia

3. Lithuania

4. Nicaragua

5. Ireland

6. Republic of Congo

7. Serbia

8. Phillipines

9. St. Lucia

10. Morroco

 

 

Music Played on the Show

Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For

Bell X1

4:43

The Great Defector

The Great Defector

Bellx1

3:49

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