Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 19 October 2016
What Brexit means for Ireland
Ever since British Prime Minister Theresa May stood up at the Conservative party conference earlier this month and said that she intended to trigger Article Fifty of the Lisbon Treaty no later than the end of March next year – speculation has been growing on both sides of the border as to what Brexit will mean for both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Joining us from London this morning was the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the British Government – James Brokenshire.
Portlaoise Hospital Plans
A reduced emergency department, reduced maternity services, reduced paediatric services, no intensive care...
Those were a few key proposals made for Portlaoise Hospital by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, back in May, on foot of a 2015 Hiqa Report that found the hospital had substantial care quality and safety issues, and an unsafe and unsustainable emergency department.
Downgrade plans were met with strong opposition from local politicians and residents at the time, and now a broad group of healthcare professionals have signed an alternative plan to maintain services in Portlaoise, with adequate resourcing...
Joining us from the Hospital was Dr Sean Fleming, consultant cardiologist and representing the group of local GPs and consultants in Laois.
Living with Adult Students
With rents at record levels and student accommodation places under unprecedented demand, more young people are staying in the family home well into their twenties and even 30s.
And while the set-up can have many benefits, it doesn’t come without its challenges.
So whether it’s negotiating chores and curfews or establishing boundaries for overnight visitors. How do both sides navigate this very modern living arrangement?
Dr Harry Barry, GP and Psychologist Enda Murphy were in studio.
IMO Pay Case
Pressures are mounting for the Government on the industrial relations front with non-consultant hospital doctors, the latest group to threaten strike action over pay.
Dr. Paddy Hillery, chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation's non-consultant hospital doctors committee.
To Shakespeare and one of his all-time greats, a play so doomed, so bloody, so violent that actors refer to it as The Scottish Play because of a theatrical superstition that mentioning it by its real name will bring bad luck.
It’s Macbeth of course, an action-packed play and despite the body count, the darkness, it’s one of Shakespeare’s most popular and it’s a play that hundreds of thousands have studied for their Leaving Cert.
And to discuss this Shakespeare tragedy, Niall MacMonagle joined us.