Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 19 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.

Teachers Strike

Teachers Strike

The ASTI meets with department officials today in a bid to avert next week’s planned strike action, meanwhile the Department of Education is advertising for parents to take on supervision duties in an attempt to keep the schools open should the talks fail.

The other two teaching unions, the TUI and IMPACT may face the prospect of having to cross picket lines in order to get paid. John MacGabhann, General Secretary of the TUI joined us this morning.

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

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.

Teachers Strike Reaction

Colm O'Rourke, principal of the St. Patrick's Classical School in Navan and GAA pundit gave his reaction to John MacGabhann speaking earlier on the programme. 

Living with Adult Students

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. 

Aine Cahill LIVE in Studio

Aine Cahill LIVE in Studio

A young singer/song writer from Cavan who's been compared to Adele, Lana Del Ray and Amy Winehouse joined us in studio.

Aine Cahill was on the BBC's Glastonbury coverage this summer and blew everyone away. She joined us in studio this morning.

 

 

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shakespeare: Macbeth

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.

Music Played on the Show

Black Dahlia

Black Dahlia

Aine Cahill

2:10

27 Club

27 Club

Aine Cahill

4:00

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