Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 5 October 2016

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.

Nursing Home Costs

Nursing Home Costs

Figures released by the HSE this morning show that the cost of accommodating a patient in a publicly run nursing home is up to €700 a week higher than in a private facility. 

Tadhg Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland joined us this morning.

Budget 2017

Waterford TD for Fine Gael John Deasy joined us in studio this morning to look ahead to Budget 2017. He also spoke of the leadership of Fine Gael. 

 

 

Nursing Home Costs P.2

Nursing Home Costs P.2

The cost of accommodating a patient in a publicly run nursing home is up to €700 a week, higher than in a private facility, official figures from the HSE reveal this morning.

Michael Fitzgerald, Head of Operations in Services for Older People at the HSE joined us in studio. 

Death of Brothers in Bluebell

Death of Brothers in Bluebell

Evelyn O'Rourke joined us from Bluebell where she was speaking to neighbours of the two men who were found dead in their homes. We were also joined by Sean Moynihan of Alone Ireland.

Call 01 679 1032 for support from Alone or visit their website.

Haiti battered by Hurricane Matthew

Haiti battered by Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean in nearly a decade - pounded Haiti overnight bringing gusts of up to 230km per hour, wrecking homes, crops, and forcing hundreds of thousands of people across the region to take cover. 

The UN is calling the storm, the largest humanitarian event in Haiti since the earthquake there six years ago. 

Nellie Kingston, country director with Concern was in Port au Prince when she spoke to us.

The Never Get Sick Polulation

The Never Get Sick Polulation

You probably all know one of them, the person who despite the weather, despite a cold going around the office, despite them looking after someone who’s dosed with a flu, they just never get sick.

Or at the more serious level, the person who drinks too much, who smokes, or who has been overweight for years, but has no serious illness.

So why is it? Why do some people get sick less often than others? Cliona O’Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology at Trinity College, was in studio to help shed some light on this question.

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US Vice President Debate

US Vice President Debate

The first and only US Vice Presidential debate took place last night in Virginia and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine and Republican Governor of Indiana Mike Pence came face to face to defend and outline the policies of the Presidential candidates.

Both candidates focused more on their policies and both were well able to trade insults on who’s Presidential candidate was more insulting!

Graham Finlay, Lecturer in Politics at UCD who watched the debate joined us this morning.

Fall in Sterling

Fall in Sterling

Sterling rates are sliding, the rate is around 88 pence to the euro today... experts are predicting that it could go close to 90 or 95 pence within a few months... the impact on Irish exporters has been growing since the June Brexit referendum, with concern growing as Sterling slides...

Peter Browne of the Institute of Financial Trading and Simon McKeever CEO of the Irish Exporters Association joined us this morning.

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