Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 2 February 2017

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.

Prostitution Bill

Prostitution Bill

Independent Alliance Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed that he intends voting against the Government on a bill which would penalise maen for buying sex. The criminal law sexual offences bill brought forward by Minister Frances Fitzgerald was debated last night and will be discussed in the Dáil later today. 

 

National Planning Framework

National Planning Framework

Minister Simon Coveney joined us ahead of meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of a massive public consultation on the National Planning Framework which will take us up to 2040. 

Trump Travel Ban

Trump Travel Ban

Protests have been springing up across the world since last Friday, in response to US President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning. From the United States, refugees and nationals of seven different Middle-Eastern countries...

The reaction has been swift, the opposition, fierce and the treatment of Trump some have said... unfair.

In studio this morning were Seth Barrett Tillman, Law Lecturer in NUI Maynooth and Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.

 

Patronage of Schools

Patronage of Schools

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is just back from Rome where he was part of a delegation of 26 bishops for the first Irish Ad Limina at the Vatican in ten years...

And he joins me in studio....

Central Mental Hospital

Central Mental Hospital

When someone is found not guilty by reason of insanity relating to serious crime, invariably they can be taken to the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum and treated in a secure setting until such time as they are deemed well enough to re-join society.

Yesterday, our reporter Brian O’Connell got exclusive access to staff and patients in the facility and he joined us this morning.

Rower Gavan Hennigan

Rower Gavan Hennigan

A new Irish record for a solo crossing of the Atlantic by a rower from Galway. Gavan Hennigan joined us this morning.

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