Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 15 June 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. Presented by Cormac Ó hEadhra

New Cabinet

New Cabinet

After all the speculation and relentless guess work -  In the end Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Cabinet changes turned out to be fairly limited. Three new senior cabinet ministers appointed and Mary Mitchell O'Connor the only Cabinet Minister to face demotion. Although, she still retains a seat at cabinet as a super junior minister with responsibility for higher education. Paschal Donohue may well need a double helping of porridge every morning as he finds his work load doubled as he oversees both finance and public expenditure and reform.

Joining us this morning was the re-appointed Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Fiach Kelly of the Irish Times.

Disqualified Drivers

Disqualified Drivers

Recent figures reveal there are almost 8000 drivers on our roads with multiple concurrent disqualifications on their licenses.

It’s a terrifying thought for anyone on the road- whether driving, cycling or walking.....and the research, compiled by the Road Safety Authority, also found that banned drivers are responsible for killing between 11 and 14 people every year.

Claire Doyle’s husband Willie Crowley was one of those victims, he died after being hit by a driver on December 15th, 2015 while walking home. She joined us this morning.

Accessing Mental Health Services through A&E

Accessing Mental Health Services through A&E

Reporter Brian O'Connell has been looking at the issue of persons presenting at emergency departments feeling suicidal or having attempted suicide. In some cases, patients feel they haven't been able to access acute units when they felt they needed to. Today, Brian focuses on the West of Ireland. 

Kilrush District Court

Kilrush District Court

Paddy O'Gorman has been to Kilrush District Court.

Theresa May Meets N.I. Parties

Theresa May Meets N.I. Parties

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold talks today with the Northern Ireland politcal parties amid warnings an expected deal with the DUP to prop up her minority government could undermine the peace process. We spoke to Noel Doran, editor of the Irish News. 

Prepare for Brexit

Prepare for Brexit

Well as we know, tough times lie ahead for Ireland with Brexit looming large on the horizon. And while much uncertainty still surrounds the precise shape Brexit will eventually take, in an attempt to prepare businesses for whatever might lie in wait, Enterprise Ireland have been hosting a number of 'Prepare for Brexit' roadshows around the country. 

With us this morning, were Enterprise Ireland's Leo McAdams, business owners Paul Jacob, MD of Smart Storage and Daithí O'Connor, MD of Revive Active. 

LIVE Music: Beoga

LIVE Music: Beoga

Beoga are getting ready for a busy summer of touring, but they’re here this morning to perform for us.

Music Played on the Show

Eochaid

Eochaid

Arco String Quartet

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