Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 26 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.

Migrant Crisis

Migrant Crisis

Peter Sutherland discusses the migrant crisis following his meeting with the Pope this morning.

Brexit

Brexit

There is widespread unease about the current terms of Britain's membership of the EU, UK prime minister David Cameron told an EU summit last night. 

He told his EU colleagues that he was determined to bring the issues of Britain's EU membership to a public vote following renegotiation.

John Redwood is Conservative MP for Wokingham and one of the party's most prominent Eurosceptics, He joined Keelin on the line. 

Surviving Summer Family Holidays

Surviving Summer Family Holidays

We look forward to our summer holidays all year but the post-summer holiday period is second only to Christmas as a peak time for relationship strife and disappointment.

As friends post pictures on Facebook of their ostensibly perfect summer holidays, how can you ensure your family break is stress-free?

Joining Keelin were Tony Moore, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with Relationships Ireland, and playwright Fiona Looney.

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared

Investigators searching for the remains of a man disappeared by the IRA have discovered at least two bodies in bogland in County Meath. 

The investigators had been searching for the remains of Joe Lynskey who went missing over 40 years ago following an internal IRA feud.

RTÉ's northern editor Tommie Gorman was on the line. 

Greeks In Ireland

Negotiations in Greece seem to be in deadlock, so with default looming on Tuesday how is the Greek population reacting, Stavroula Demetriades joined Keelin on the line.

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Greeks in Ireland

Negotiations in Greece seem to be in deadlock, so with default looming on Tuesday how is the Greek population reacting, Stavroula Demetriades joined Keelin on the line to give some insight.

Ben and Jake Connolly

Last November we brought the story of the Connolly family from Mountmellick in Co Laois.  Nicolette and Terence have two boys – Ben and Jake - both of whom suffer from Allan-Herndon-Dudley-Syndrome, so rare that they are the only two sufferers in Ireland. Both parents had to give up work to look after them and then their mortgage fell into arrears and they have been told to hand over their home to the bank in September.  Valerie Cox has the details.

The family’s website is www.benandjakeconnollytrust.com. You can make a donation through the webpage or through Mountmellick Credit Union.

The Gathering

The Gathering

Our Gathering looked back at the week’s news, and cast an eye over the latest developments in Greece, and how they got to this point, the one-parent family payment is being cut from next Thursday, Europe’s migrant crisis boiled over in Calais, but can this long-running problem be solved? and shocking revelations from the historical abuse inquiry about authorities’ failure to protect children from Brendan Smyth.

So plenty to be going on with, and Keeling was joined by Renua Leader, Lucinda Creighton, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Michael Taft of the Unite trade union and Hugh O’Connell, political editor at TheJournal.ie.

Read More: Anger over Enda Kenny’s lone-parent allowance remarks, Fiachra O'Cionnath, Irish Examiner, 24th June 2015

Read More: Fintan O’Toole: Poorest will be hardest hit by lone-parent cut, Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 23rd June 2015

John Litchfield joined Keelin on the line with the latest from France where a man has been decapitated by an attacker carrying an Islamist flag at a gas factory near Grenoble, France, several others injured.

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