Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 26 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.

Judicial Appointments

Judicial Appointments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit back in the simmering row over judicial appointments, warning judges must keep their noses out of Government business.  He was responding to criticism from senior judges centering on the new Judicial Appointments Bill.

Former Attorney General and Justice Minister Senator Michael McDowell and by Jennifer Carroll MacNeill,barrister and former Fine Gael adviser and author of The Politics of Judicial Selection in Ireland discussed the issue with Cormac Ó hEadhra.

Publishing Names of Drink Drivers

Publishing Names of Drink Drivers

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was considering plans to "name and shame" drink drivers in an effort to reduce the number of road fatalities.

One newspaper in New Zealand, has started doing just that, Queenstown’s Mountain Scene has published the names of 100 drink drivers on its front page - the editor, David Williams joined us. 

 

The National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland

After six years of renovation work, the National Gallery of Ireland has reopened and Marie Louise O'Donnell was there to see the improvements.

Car Insurance

Car Insurance

The CSO tells us that motor insurance costs are falling, but many drivers are not seeing that in their annual renewal bills.  Sunday Independent Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert has been taking a look at the figures.

DUP Negotiations

DUP Negotiations

DUP Leader Arlene Foster has been meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street this morning to finalise a deal between the two parties.

Journalist and broadcaster, Eamonn Mallie had the latest on the negotiations between the Conservatives and the DUP. 

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Prof. Vincent Maher, Professor of Cardiology at Tallaght Hospital and the Blackrock Clinic has been at the coalface of heart disease in Ireland for a number of years, and he believes that we have buried our heads in the sand when it comes to the issue of high cholesterol and the damage that it does.

DUP and Conservatives reach deal

DUP and Conservatives reach deal

Nelson McCausland brought us the latest on the deal between the DUP and the Conservatives to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to form a minority Government. 

Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

Following a big weekend in sport, with no shortage of controversy Damian Lawlor, Presenter of RTE’s GAA Podcast, Cliona Foley, Sports Journalist,and Fiona Coghlan, Former Captain of the Ireland Women’s Rugby Team came into studio to discuss all of the weekend's action. 

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