Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 15 April 2015

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.

Search for Karen Buckley

Search for Karen Buckley

Julianne Barnes, journalist in Glasgow, joined Sean with the latest this morning as police resumed their search of Dawsholm Park, an area where Karen Buckley's handbag was found in a bin.

Ralph Reigel of the Irish Independent was in Mourne Abbey, Co. Cork where Karen is from, he spoke of how the community have responded to Karen's disappearance.

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HSE Employee Survey

HSE Employee Survey

The HSE will today release the findings of an employee survey, which asked staff to respond to questions about working within the health service...and the results make for shocking reading.

Ian Tegerdine, Interim National Director of Human Resources at the HSE joined Sean to take a look at the main findings.

See report here.

Death of Sara Staunton

Earlier this week, a former boxer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in a drink-fuelled row during which he punched her and struck her on the head with beer cans.

Sara Staunton was a mother of two and was just 28 years old when she died.

Her father, Pat Staunton joined Sean in studio.

Read More: Boxer who killed girlfriend in fight sentenced to 10 years, Irish Times, 13th April 2015

Anyone affected domestic violence & Sara's story can ring Women's Aid on 1800 341900 10am to 10pm, 7 days. You can visit their website here.

Wexford District Court

Wexford District Court

Paddy O'Gorman has been to the Wexford District Court - he tells of those he met there and why they had come to be before the court.

Boat tragedy carrying refugees

Boat tragedy carrying refugees

Nick Squires, Rome correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, joined Sean on the line. Four hundred illegal migrants drowned off the coast of Libya when their boat carrying over 500 people sank. 

Read More: 400 migrants - including children - drowned in boat tragedy off Libya, AFP, The Telegraph, 15th April 2015

Gorse Hill Legal Battle Judgement

Gorse Hill Legal Battle Judgement

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Brian and Mary Pat O'Donnell must vacate the house at Gorse Hill in Killiney where they have been living since the end of February.

The Appeal Court upheld the High Court's decision that Bank of Ireland was entitled to an injunction directing Mr and Mrs O'Donnell to leave the property.

Mr and Mrs O'Donnell owe the bank more than 70 million euro.

Orla O'Donnell joined Sean from the Court of Appeal. 

Children and their Money

Children and their Money

Holy Communion season is fast approaching and for many of our young children it will be the first time for them to receive monetary gifts and to be given the responsibility to manage their own money.

But, as Róisín O’Hara has been finding out, we should be teaching our children money skills from a much younger age. She joined Sean this morning to talk about why it is important to teach our children about money at a young age.

Book: Better than Before

Book: Better than Before

Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project chronicled her attempts to achieve happiness by applying science and positive psychology to her own life.

The book became a phenomenon, staying on the bestseller lists in America for two years and selling two million copies. Legions of fans claim her book made them happier.

Gretchen Rubin is back with a new book, Better Than Before, and she joined Sean from our London studios.

Visit Gretchin's website here for tips and quizzes.

Read More: Meet Gretchen Rubin, the happiness bully, Will Pavia, The Times Magazine, 14th March 2015

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin is published by Two Roads and is available from the Times Bookshop for £13.49 (RRP £16.99).

Travel: Toronto

Travel: Toronto

This city has world-class theatres, concert halls and galleries, fantastic nightlife, thousands of restaurants, endless shopping and sandy beaches. Karen Creed was in studio this morning talking about Toronto!

Read more here.

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