Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 29 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.

Greece Shuts Banks

Greece Shuts Banks

For the Greek people, no banks for a week and then a vote on Sunday that is being pitched as an opportunity to decide their own economic future. Helena Smith joined Sean on the line with the reaction on the streets of Athens.

Haris Neofytidis, General Manager at the Met Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece – he spoke to Sean of the cancellations to his hotel and the affect this will have on tourism to Greece over the coming weeks and months.

Economist, Karl Whelan, spoke of how many of the Greeks would be prepared for this and compares with what happened in Cyprus.

Read More: Referendum in Greece likely to further polarise public opinion, Helena Smith, Irish Times, 29th June 2015

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Tunisia Aftermath

Tunisia Aftermath

There is ongoing shock at the terrorist attacks in the coastal town of Sousse in Tunisia last Friday, in which 39 tourists were killed, including three Irish people.

Mary Fitzgerald, Foreign Affairs Columnist with the Irish Independent, joined Sean on the line followed by travel writer, Fionn Davenport with the latest travel advice for Tunisia.

Fionn says the most important thing to bear in mind is that the Department of Foreign Affairs is saying you can travel but  ‘exercise extreme caution”...they are not saying don’t travel there.

Read More: Day of bloodshed leaves more than 60 dead and stokes fears of jihadists, Mary Fitzgerald, The Irish Independent, 27th June 2015

Michael Lyster

This morning sports broadcaster Michael Lyster joined Sean in studio following his recent heart attack. He spoke to Sean of what happened on that day, his recovery and his return to the Sunday game.

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday

Paddy O'Gorman went along to a cemetery sunday mass and spoke with those there in attendance. 

Tunisia Update

Tunisia Update

Back to Tunisia and RTE’s Richard Downes has been covering the story there. He joined Sean on the line from Sousse with how events have unfolded there over the weekend. 

Marian King, from Lucan, was in Sousse on Friday with her family, she has since returned home. She spoke to Sean of her experience on that day. 

Read More: Three Irish confirmed dead in Tunisia attack, Richard Downes, RTE.ie, 28th June 2015

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Greece Financial Markets

Stock markets in Europe and Asia have been sliding after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls. Looks like a hectic day, the question is could the Greek gamble backfire?

Joining Sean with an update was Peter Brown, of the Institute of Investing and Financial Trading. 

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Erosion of Croagh Patrick

Up to ten thousand people a year now climb Croagh Patrick in numbers that are causing serious erosion on the mountain, so much so that one local priest ahs called for a ban on people using the Holy mountain. Valerie Cox has been to Westport to find out what's going on.

 

 

Independent Alliance

Independent Alliance

Journalist Hugh O'Connell joined Sean with news from the Independent Alliance launch this moring.

Limerick Shooting

Limerick Shooting

Jimmy Woulfe of the Irish Examiner joined Sean on the line with what is known of Christy Keane, shot this morning on the grounds of the University of Limerick. 

Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

Damian Lawlor and Ciaran Whelan, former Dublin footballer joined Sean in studio to take a look back over the weekend of sport. 

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