Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 6 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.

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar joined us this morning as he was announcing changes to the PRSI system that will allow people to safeguard their State pensions. 

Ennis Garda Patrol

Ennis Garda Patrol

Now as part of an on-going series, over the weekend our reporter Brian O’Connell spent a night on patrol with members of An Garda Síochana. 

100th Anniversary of George Plunkett By-Election

One hundred years ago this month, a snow-swept North Roscommon hosted one of the most important by-elections in Irish history.

The victorious candidate was George Plunkett, a papal count, scholar and father of the executed Joseph Mary Plunkett. And Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD joined us this morning to tell us more…

Marine Le Pen Kicks off Campaign

Marine Le Pen Kicks off Campaign

It's being talked of as the most unpredictable election race France has known in decades and yesterday saw far right leader Marine Le Pen launch her presidential campaign with a promise to leave the Eurozone and hold a referendum on EU membership. Paris based journalist John Lichfield joined us. 

Trump Judge Tweets

Trump Judge Tweets

 

President Trump’s executive order on immigration will be put under scrutiny in the courts in what will be an early test of his power. Over the weekend, Trump repeated his criticism of the latest Judge to halt his plan.

Gina London, Former CNN Washington Correspondent spoke to us this morning.

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher

To reports that the cost of building the Children’s Hospital has blown out to far more than originally estimated, with a €1 billion tender accepted for the development over the last few days. The figure is far more than the €650 million previously planned for the project.

Joining us this morning was Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fail TD for Cork North Central and party spokesperson for Health.

Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery

Marie Louise O’Donnell has been at Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin hearing the lesser-known but no less fascinating stories of those buried there including one woman who came back from the dead.

Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

To the weekend in sport and not the bright start to the Six Nations we were hoping for...or perhaps expecting.

Damian Lawlor, presenter of RTÉ's GAA podcast Jones’s Road, Hugo MacNeill, former Ireland rugby international and sports journalist Marie Crowe joined us this morning.

The Allianz League is back, the Dubs have made it 30 in a row, the Premier League tension relegation battle is heating up, and one of the most remarkable Superbowls of all time...! 

 

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