Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 30 July 2015
The Banking Inquiry
It’s the last day of public hearings at the Banking Inquiry before a break for August, and this morning was due to see the evidence of Fintan Drury.
Ciaran Hancock, finance correspondent for the Irish Times, joined Keelin on the line.
The purse strings may have loosened; the recruitment drive for an additional 500 nurses has begun but a huge backlog in processing registration applications from overseas nurses means that hospitals and care homes are seriously understaffed and that nurses may choose to work elsewhere abroad. Valerie Cox has been looking into the problem.
Further Information about Nursing Home Conference: www.pcht.ie/careconversation
As the weather continues to be hit and miss, many people are dreaming of a holiday abroad but in high season, it can be very expensive for a family to get away. One way to reduce the cost is to go on a house exchange.
Our reporter Elayne Devlin went along to meet a French family who swapped houses with an Irish family who are joining us in studio this morning.
Click on the photo to view more from Montpellier and Churchtown holiday snaps.
Visit Soizick Chartier’s business here: www.aliore.org
Nicole and Soizick used www.geenee.com for their holiday exchange - a free, simple and secure site for holidays home and abroad.
Racism in Ireland
In recent weeks, there have been a number of racist attacks in Ireland. With plans for Ireland to take in 600 migrants as part of an EU programme, is our society becoming more racist?
Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at this issue.
Contact Brian here.
Faroe Islands Whale Hunt
Whale hunting is a controversial practice that many countries abandoned years ago.
However, every summer, hundreds of whales are herded onto beaches in the Faroe Islands and killed. Last Thursday, seven protestors were arrested for trying to stop the killing.
Journalist Levi Hanssen from Faroe Islands TV joined us to tell us more.
Read More: Protesters film slaughter of hundreds of whales in the Faroe Islands, John Vidal, The Guardian, 24th July 2015