Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 17 January 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.

Vulture Funds closing in on Farms

Vulture Funds closing in on Farms

Hundreds of farms could be facing repossession this year as Vulture Funds close in on indebted properties.

This morning we spoke to John Comer, President of the ICMSA, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, Matt Carey, a debt resolution adviser and expert on farm finance and John Murphy, solicitor in Wexford.

Dáil Preview

Dáil Preview

The Dáil returns today for the third term of this minority Government with many challenges facing it during 2017.

From a housing crisis, continuing turmoil in our health sector to Trump’s presidency in the US and, of course, Brexit, the potential pitfalls are considerable. To look ahead to these challenges, joining us in studio were Niamh Lyons, Political Editor of the Ireland Edition of The Times and Hugh O’Connell, Political Correspondent of the Sunday Business Post.

One Year No Beer

One Year No Beer

Kate Gunn enjoyed nothing more than a red wine by the fire or a creamy Guinness after a Sunday stroll, however like many others she decided to give up alcohol for a month.

While tough at times, the thirty days turned into one hundred days on the dry and now perhaps for much longer than that.

She did it with the help of the One Year No Beer website....and the co-founder of that website joined us on the line, Andy Ramage.

Theresa May Brexit Speech

Theresa May Brexit Speech

In little under an hour, British Prime Minister Theresa May will deliver a landmark speech which is expected to confirm that Britain will leave the single market and customs union after Brexit.

George Parker of the Financial Times spoke to us ahead of this. 

Book: My Dopamine Diet

Book: My Dopamine Diet

Chef Tom Kerridge runs a Michelin two star pub in Marlow in Buckinghamshire called The Hand and Flowers and its sister restaurant The Coach.  He’s a TV regular on Saturday Kitchen, Bake Off: Crème de la Crème and he’s had his own shows too, including Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food. It’s a successful career by any measure, but Tom Kerridge now is nearly half the man he used to be..

Obama Legacy

Obama Legacy

On Friday, after eight years in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Barack Hussein Obama departs the White House to make way for President elect Donald Trump.

Graham Finlay, Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at UCD joined us to take a look back over Obama’s presidency.

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