Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 29 September 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.

Government Spending

Government Spending

Today is the day when Government dreams big dreams. Later this morning the Government will roll out plans to spend wads of cash, €27 billion in fact, on capital projects incliding a new rail link to Dublin Airport, roads, schools and a flood defence plan.

Joining Sean was Stephen Kinsella, senior lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick and Hugh O'Connell, political editor of the Journal.ie.

Heating your Home

October is upon us tomorrow, and that means as the weather turns, we’re going to be looking at a gradually rising heating bill.

But there can be big, big savings to be made on this, if you plan ahead and play your cards right.

Sinead Ryan, consumer journalist and columnist with the Herald, joined Sean in studio.

Listen back for advice on bundling bills, SEAI grant schemes and investments.

Gluten Free Diets

Gluten Free Diets

In recent times the issue of gluten has provoked much debate and confusion in the world of food...

In actual fact, only 1 in 100 people in Ireland are diagnosed as coeliac yet every second person seems to be on a gluten free diet... so what is the difference between being a coelia, being intolerant and being on a fad diet?

Here to sort the wheat from the ... gluten nutritionist Richelle Flanagan joined Sean in studio. 

Housing Lists

Housing Lists

Paddy O'Gorman visited Dun Laoghaire to speak to those on the housing lists.

Catholic Bishops Autumn Meeting

Catholic Bishops Autumn Meeting

The country's Catholic bishops are holding their autumn meeting today and tomorrow in Maynooth. The decision by many practising Catholics to vote yes to same sex marriage in the recent referendum will figure large in the discussions. 

Joining Sean this morning was Michael Kelly, editor of the Irish Catholic. 

Water Meter Installations

Water Meter Installations

Our reporter Brian O’Connell who has been looking at the issue of the Irish Water meter installation programme and some areas where meters have not been installed because of protests. 

Tomorrow, Brian will be looking at how feasible it is to beat the water cap and how can you pay less on your bill.

Contact Brian here.

Book Club: Purity

Book Club: Purity

Time again for our book club and this month’s book is the latest novel by Jonathan Franzen, Purity.

In 2010, Time Magazine anointed him The Great American Novelist and Franzen’s previous novels, Corrections and Freedom have topped best sellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Joining Sean to discuss Purity and whether Franzen lives up to expectation was author John Connolly, broadcaster Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Mary McEvoy and Artistic Director of The Gate, Michael Colgan.

Win Tickets to IREvITA in London this Sunday

Win Tickets to IREvITA in London this Sunday

Rugby World Cup mania has definitely gripped the nation and along with all the excitement comes the scramble for tickets. 

Now this programme is giving you the chance to be there too!

We want to send you and three of your friends to see Ireland take on Italy this Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in London.

The prize:

Return flights to London from Dublin (leaving Saturday and returning Monday)

Two nights 4* accommodation 

Four match tickets to see Ireland v Italy

All you have to do is answer this question:

Who is the current captain of the Irish Rugby World Cup?

Is it A) Paul O'Connell or B) Johnny Sexton? 

If you think you know the answer text the word Rugby followed by your answer, name and where you're from to 57111.

Cost of entry is €1 or £1 and lines close tomorrow morning at 11.45am. 

Competition terms and conditions apply and before you enter make sure you are available to travel.

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