Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 13 October 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.

Book: Perform As A Leader

Book: Perform As A Leader

Before the Ireland France rugby game on Sunday, it is reported that Paul O’Connell gave an inspiration speech to his teammates that reduced some of them to tears.

There’s no doubt Paul O’Connell is an incredible leader, he motivates and inspired people to perform to the best of their abilities. We all know people who are born leaders but can leadership be taught? Can anyone be a leader?

Orlaith Carmody whose book Perform as a leader has just been published and is available for €14.99

Extension of Free GP Care

Extension of Free GP Care

Speculation is rife that we could see free GP care for children from 6 to 11 in the budget, obviously none of us will know anything for certain until the ministers take to their feet this afternoon but numerous sources saying this is likely - good move or bad move? 

Dr. Padraig McGarry spoke to Sean.

Budget Preview

Budget Preview

Cuts to the USC, investment in childcare, trains to the Airport, the partial restoration of the Christmas bonus...

We've been promised all sorts by the government in the run up to this afternoon's Budget 2016.

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin seemed fairly pleased last month as the tax take for the first nine months of the year was announced - but stuck to their script in terms of promising that there will be close to €1.5billion in extra spending for next year. 

The question however is who gets what and how will that €1.5 billion be divided up?

For their thoughts on what's likely coming our way this afternoon, Pat Leahy, Sinead Ryan and Pat Mahon, tax partner with PWC joined Sean this morning. 

Student Accommodation

Last month we were hearing about the difficulties that students were having trying to secure accommodation in the Dublin area.

Third Level courses have begun now so how are students managing? Paddy O'Gorman has been speaking to students.

Paul O'Connell

Paul O'Connell

Denis Hickie joined Sean on the line following the news that Paul O'Connell is out of the Rugby World Cup and is set to undergo sugery this week for his torn hamstring.

David Drumm Arrest

David Drumm Arrest

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm will be in court in Boston today, at an extradition hearing that could see him sent back here to face up to 30 charges in the Irish courts...

He was arrested by US marshals on Saturday, and has been in custody since.

Simon Carswell, Irish Times Washington Correspondent, was on the line.

Live Music: Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters has been nominated for a Grammy, a Golden Globe and was recently inducted into the Nashville songwriters hall of fame. 

She joined Sean this morning to sing Blackbird and When all you got is a Hammer. 

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Bail Laws

Bail Laws

As preparations begin for the State funeral of Garda Tony Golden on Thursday, questions are now being asked about how his killer Adrian Creavan Mackin came to be in possession of a 9mm glock automatic pistol while on bail.

Associate and Legal editor of the Irish Independent Dearbhail McDonald spoke to Sean. 

Fire Safety on Halting Sites

Fire Safety on Halting Sites

The Department of the Environment has confirmed that they will be asking all local authorities to carry out an assessment of halting sites nationwide for risk management and to identify potential hazards.

Joining Sean to discuss what’s involved in this is Chartered Engineer, Eamon O’Boyle who is a former Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Dublin Fire Brigade and Director of Eamon O’Boyle Associates.

Music Played on the Show

Blackbird

Blackbird

Gretchen Peters

3:30

When All You Got Is A Hammer

When All You Got Is A Hammer

Gretchen Peters

3:42

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