Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 14 May 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.

Bus Strike

Bus Strike

All aboard the buses as the tendering row is sorted...and strikes are averted! 

Martin Wall joined Sean with the latest from the talks that continued into the night last night with a deal being reached at 4am. 

Read More: Planned strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann called off after marathon talks, RTE.ie, 14th May 2015

Dissidents/Prince Charles' Visit

Dissidents/Prince Charles' Visit

Crackdown on republican dissidents as Gardai step up security for Prince Charles.

Paul Reynolds and Michael Crick speak to Sean .

Car Accident that claimed life of Zoe Scannell

Car Accident that claimed life of Zoe Scannell

In June last year Zoe Scannell was killed in a car collision during a family holiday in County Cork.  She was just 8 years old. Zoe was an only child and had made her First Communion just weeks before she died. Zoe’s mother, Alisha, joins me now from our Limerick studio.    

There will be Variety Concert on Friday – all Zoe’s friends involved

105K + 35K cycle on Satuday and an evening concert with Michael Collins Country and Western singer.

On Sunday there’s a Fun Day – Basketball, bouncy castles the whole shebang all the activities Zoe would have loved.

Money raised is being split between First Light (Support group for Bereaved Parents – they have residential weekends away – they’ve helped Alisha and Eddie so much in the last year) and not many people know about them.

The rest of the funds will go Bru Columbanus – accommodation at CUH.

Read More: Heartbroken mother Elisha Scannell lost best friend Zoe 'Zo Zo' (8) in horrific road crash, Ralph Riegel, Independent, 24th April 2015

Read More: Little girl killed in crash 'was sun, moon and stars to her heartbroken family', David Raleigh, Independent, 28th June 2015

Read More: Family holiday ended in fatal crash, Irish Examiner, 25th Feb 2015

Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

After the Rana Plaza disaster, an Irish engineer, Aidan Madden, talks to Sean on assessing garment factories in Bangladesh.

Money

Paddy O'Gorman was in Dundalk speaking to people about money lending.

Migrants

Migrants

300 new migrants on the way here from the Med - what about the others?

Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre joined Sean to discuss. 

Banking Inquiry

Banking Inquiry

Two former Governors of Bank of Ireland are before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry this morning. Sarah Bardon, political reporter with the Irish Times is at the Inquiry. Laurence Crowley and Richard Burrows are before the committee this morning - Sarah began with what had been happening so far.

Read More: Banking Inquiry: Negative equity crisis ‘very very unfortunate’, Colin Gleeson, Irish Times, 13th May 2015

Read More: Former Taoiseach eager to counter Patrick Honohan's evidence that he 'overruled' Lenihan on guarantee night, Daniel McConnell, Independent, 5th April 2015

Single Holidays

Single Holidays

To holidays now... and Greta Garbo would never have gone on a coach trip but you don’t have to be a famous recluse to travel alone. You may not have a like-minded companion or you may just prefer your independence.

Joining me now is Fionn Davenport, with his advice for solo travellers and how to avoid the dreaded single supplement.

See all of Fionn's tips and recommendations here.

Páidí ÓSé Bronze Statue unveiled

Páidí ÓSé Bronze Statue unveiled

This Saturday, a life-size bronze of one of GAA’s most iconic footballers, Kerry’s Paidi O Se, is due to be unveiled outside his home in Ventry.

The finishing touches are currently being put to the statue in the foundry of sculptor Seamus Connolly in west Clare.

This week our reporter Brian O’Connell visited the foundry with some family and friends of Páidí. 

Contact Brian here.

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