Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 12 June 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.

BSE

BSE

Tests are continuing today on a farm in county louth were a suspected case of bse has been discovered.

Consumers have been assured that there is no risk to public health as this cow didnt get into the food chain. But, nonetheless, it must be a very worrying time for the owner of the farm and questions are being asked as to how this will impact  on our beef export market.

Joining Sean this morning were deputy editor of the Farming Independent and “Ear to the Ground” presenter Darragh Mc Cullough and Bill Cashman who is a veterinary surgeon in Cork.

Maternity Services - Prime Time Special

Maternity Services - Prime Time Special

As you have been hearing, a special Prime Time report has revealed there were 67 ‘extreme incidents’ which led to permanent incapacity or death in our maternity hospitals last year.

The figures were released by the State Claims Agency, which collects data on adverse events in acute hospitals.

Joining Sean was Roisin Molloy, mother of Baby Mark who tragically died in Portlaoise Hospital in 2012 and now a member of the National Maternity Strategy Group. 

Read More: Our Unaccountable Health Service, Lucinda Creighton, 25th May 2015.

Cavan 1916

Cavan 1916

In the countdown to the 100th anniversary of 1916 the Government has been organizing a series of public meetings around the country. Last night it was the turn of Cavan and Valerie Cox went along. There she met with relatives of those who fought and Minister for Arts, Heritage and an Gaeltacht Heather Humphries. 

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Summer BBQs

Summer BBQs

Never mind the weather, if it shines, let’s get the rusting barbecue out of the shed and if it rains, let’s do it anyway. But maybe while holding an umbrella.

It’s June, and it’s time to free us from the stoves and microwaves and get out to the patio for a little al fresco cooking.

So what are the best ways of barbecuing, is a sausage a cop out? Or should you go all Jamie Oliver and try out marinades and rubs.

Joining Sean were two people who never go wrong with barbecues chef Richard Gleeson is a senior tutor at the Dublin Cookery School and teaches a course in barbecues and Tracy Coyne is a food expert and family cook.

See Tracy's recommendations here, kebabs, burgers, salads and desserts.

See Richard Gleeson's recipes here, Hoisin Ribs and Sea Bass.

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Callan's Kicks

Callan's Kicks

As we do on a Friday, we look ahead to this evening's Callan's Kicks! 

Join Oliver Callan and his gang on RTÉ Radio 1 every Friday evening at 6.30pm after Drivetime.

WB Yeats 150th Anniversary

WB Yeats 150th Anniversary

William Butler Yeats is one of Ireland’s greatest writers and tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of his birth. Born in Dublin, just down the road from here by the Dart station in Sandymount, on 13 June 1865 and acclaimed during his lifetime. He was offered a knighthood in 1915 which he refused; he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923 - which he accepted – he is now read the world over and to celebrate the greatness of Yeats Sean was joined in studio by Niall MacMonagle, literary expert.

If you're in Dublin tomorrow, drop by the National Library between 2 and 4pm where Niall McMonagle and Poetry Alouders will be reading Yeats and there’s music with Denise Kelly-McDonnell on harp.

 

RTE High Court Decision

The High Court has refused to lift an injunction preventing RTÉ from broadcasting information about the businessman Denis O'Brien and IBRC. The judge said it was necessary the injunction remains in place to prevent the broadcast of anything not already in the public domain or material relating to IBRC's legal advice.

Vivienne Traynor reported from the High Court.

The Gathering

The Gathering

Now it’s time for our look back at the week in news with Friday’s Gathering, and today it’s all about a potential new party in the Dail, the IBRC scandal being kicked to touch, plus new rules for media mergers, the lead seeping into our water and the question of whether we should, or even can, burn the junior bondholders.

Joining Sean in studio were Katie Hannon, political correspondent with RTE’s Prime Time, Fiach Kelly of the Irish Times, Alison O’Connor, columnist with the Irish Examiner and John Downing, from the Irish Independent.

Read More: Families face €5,000 bill to make drinking water safe, Niall O'Connor and Paul Melia, Irish Independent, 10th June 2015

Read More: ALISON O'CONNOR: Why the fourth estate in Ireland has been so afraid of one man, Alison O'Connor, Irish Examiner, 5th June 2015

Read More: Fintan O’Toole: Denis O’Brien’s influence and the meaning of press freedom, Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 9th June 2015

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