Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 19 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.

Attack on Finsbury Park Mosque in North London

Attack on Finsbury Park Mosque in North London

But first, over to London where a man has died and eight are in hospital after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in the north of the city in the early hours of this morning. One man has been arrested.

Abdul Rahmen was nearly run down by the van. Deputy Met Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed this morning the incident is being treated as a terror attack. Dr Patrick Bury is a London-based security analyst and he was down at the scene.......

Brexit Negotiations

Brexit Negotiations

The Brexit negotiations start in Brussels this morning when Britain’s chief negotiator, David Davis meets the EU’s negotiator, Michel Barnier to start the process of Britain leaving the EU. I’m joined now by John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham and shortly I’ll be joined by Emmanuelle Schon Quinlivan, Lecturer in European Politics in UCC.

Tourism

Tourism

An international tourism expert has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is quite simply a 'rip-off'! 

Professor Michael Hall from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand was speaking at a tourism and hospitality conference in Sligo last week and he spoke to us this morning. 

Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service

Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service

Now as part of an ongoing series, our reporter Brian O’Connell spent Friday night and into Saturday morning with a unit of Dublin Fire Brigade’s Ambulance Service in Dublin’s City Centre. You’ve done a number of these reports Brian, was it the usual Friday night calls?

Attorney General Appointment

Attorney General Appointment

The political row about the appointment of former Attorney General Máire Whelan to the Court of Appeal rumbles on. She was appointed by President Michael D. Higgins this morning. Joining us was Clare Daly, Independents For Change TD and Harry McGee, of the Irish Times.

 

Tourism Reaction

Tourism Reaction

To talk about his recent appointment as chair of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation we spoke to Maurice Pratt, who also gave his reaction to Prof. Michael Hall calling Dublin a 'rip off'.

Father's Day Graveyard Visit

Father's Day Graveyard Visit

Paddy O'Gorman pays a visit to Fingal Graveyard on Father's Day to hear the stories of those visiting their loved ones. 

Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

To the weekend in sport now, the sun shone on Semple Stadium as the Cork Hurlers got another big win, the stones were split in Clones as well, as Tyrone put away Donegal and Galway had a chance to enjoy the weather at O’Moore Park, as they romped home with ease, against Offaly.

Lots more GAA action besides that, and as the rain poured down on the Lions in New Zealand, the tourists got a confidence-boosting win over the Maori All Blacks... but Warren Gatland is embroiled in another selection controversy.

Joining us this morning were Damian Lawlor, Presenter of RTE’s GAA Podcast, which is available on iTunes and Soundcloud now and Orla Bannon, Broadcaster and Sports Journalist.

 

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