Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 16 March 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.

St. Patrick's Day in Washington

St. Patrick's Day in Washington

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets United States President Donald Trump at the White House later today... It has been an uneasy 24 hours for both men – Enda Kenny has been fending off questions from both Irish and American journalists about comments he made about Mr. Trump in the Dáil during the US election campaign.  While Donald Trump’s much heralded second attempt at introducing a travel ban has been struck down by a judge in Hawaii.

Joining us on the line now from Washington was journalist and broadcaster Lise Hand and in studio Graham Finlay, lecturer at the School of Politics in UCD.

Search Continues in Blacksod

Search Continues in Blacksod

In Blacksod in County Mayo rescuers are co-ordinating today’s efforts to locate Rescue 116 and the three missing crew members.  The black box signal was detected yesterday evening close to Blackrock lighthouse.  The Air Corps have confirmed this morning that they were asked to provide top cover on the night, but were unable to do so because it was outside normal hours and there was a lack of experienced personnel.

Lorna Siggins from the Irish Times joined us from Blacksod.

Annual Visit to the White House

Annual Visit to the White House

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepares for his visit to the White House, he’s continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1950s....

But, but how and why did the annual Irish visit to the White House become established?

And what has been involved in the various Irish pilgrimages to present shamrock to the American presidents?

Diarmuid Ferriter Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD joined us this morning.

Live Music: Liam O'Connor

Hot Press magazine dubbed Liam O'Connor as ‘the Jimi Hendrix’ of the accordion. He and his daughter, Saoirse, son Oisin and on guitar, Tim Murray joined us this morning to perform The Morning Dew set.

Dutch Elections

Dutch Elections

“This was an evening when the Netherlands said Stop to the wrong sort of populism”, so said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after his party came out on top following the election yesterday.

Jan van Benthem, foreign correspondent with the daily newspaper, Nederlands Dagbladet joined us on the line.

 

Beacon South Quarter

Beacon South Quarter

Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin, met with their management company last night, and voted by a near two thirds majority to pay more than ten million euro to fix fire safety and other structural defects. It's working out at €10,000 per apartment! This of course is by no means the first apartment block to be hit with such a bill... and the fear is that it will not be the last!

Eamon O'Boyle, fire safety consultant spoke to us this morning. 

Tourists in Dublin for St. Patrick's Day

Tourists in Dublin for St. Patrick's Day

Paddy O'Gorman has been speaking to tourists who have come to Dublin for the St. Patrick's Day weekend. 

Gardening

Gardening

Our Gardening expert Paraic Horkan joined us now that Spring has arrived. Although the weather is set to dis improve over the weekend, we are thinking that the time will soon be upon us to get out into the garden.

Paraic Horkan was here to answer your questions!

Cistercian College Saved

Cistercian College Saved

There's great news for the students and staff at the Cistercian college in Roscrea in Tipperary this morning. The 'Save Cistercian college action group' has raised enough money to secure its future. Ronnie Culliton from the group spoke to us this morning.

Music Played on the Show

The Morning Dew Set

The Morning Dew Set

Liam O'Connor And Family

3:00

Bunch Of Keys

Bunch Of Keys

Liam O'Connor And Family

3:30

Set Of Polkas

Set Of Polkas

Liam O'Connor And Family

3:00

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