Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 23 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.

Reaction to Enda Kenny

Reaction to Enda Kenny

The Fine Gael rebels wanted a date, they wanted a guarantee that the Taoiseach would step down. They needed certainty, or a motion of no confidence would follow.

Breathless build-up to the Parliamentary Party meeting ensued and then, just after 5:30pm last evening, up steps Enda Kenny.

“I will deal with that when I get back from Washington.....”

But that, it seems, is good enough to keep the Fine Gael family together...for now.

Fionnan Sheahan, Editor of the Irish Independent, Alison O’Connor, Broadcaster and columnist with the Irish Examiner, Gary Murphy, from the School of Law and Government in DCU and Pat Deering, Vice Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, TD for Carlow Kilkenny spoke to us this morning.

Sexting

Sexting

Sexting - the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages or images by text - is now the norm rather than the exception among young people.

That’s according to the ISPCC who appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs yesterday. Grainia Long is chief executive of the ISPCC and she joined us on the line.

Covanta Energy Ireland

Covanta Energy Ireland

To the iconic Poolbeg peninsula, located near the communities of Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount stands the new Dublin incinerator.

Officially known as the Dublin Waste to Energy plant, it will be run by Covanta Energy and starts burning waste next month. John Daly is the Managing Director of Covanta Energy Ireland and he joined us this morning.

Club Players Association

Club Players Association

That bitter row within the GAA over calendar reform: The Gaelic Players Association has now come out against GAA Director General Paraic Duffy’s proposal for a new Super 8 format, something the Club Players Association has already rejected. Chairman of the CPA, Micheál Briody spoke to us this morning.

The National Children's Hospital

The National Children's Hospital

Reports today suggest that the proposed National Children's Hospital will be the most expensive hospital to be built anywhere in the world. Paul Cullen is the Irish Times’ health correspondent and he took us through the costs expected.

 

Kilkenny Repossessions Court

Kilkenny Repossessions Court

Brian O'Connell has been at the Kilkenny Circuit Court speaking with people facing possession orders on their homes.

The Book Club: The Good People

The Book Club: The Good People

This month we’ve been reading The Good People, the second novel by award-winning author Hannah Kent.

Joining us in studio is John Connolly, author, Natasha Fennell, Director of Stillwater Communications, Rick O’Shea, broadcaster and Anne Lucey, journalist.

You can listen back to our interview with the author earlier this week here.

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