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    Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 2 March 2015


    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.

    Rent Control

    Fintan McNamara of the Residential Landlords Association spoke to Sean on the news of Alan Kelly saying that he will bring forward legislation to deal with rising rents by the end of the year. The legislation would deal with rising rents over 3- 4 year period.


    Harrowing Sexual Assault Ordeal

    This morning's guest will be familiar to many listeners as the former Fine Gael Senator Niamh Cosgrave. She will also be familiar as someone who spoke about having contracted Hepatitis C through the contaminated blood product Anti-D while she was pregnant and campaigned for a compensation scheme for victims.

    She has lived in France since 2007 and she joined Sean this morning as the brave survivor of a violent sexual assault.

    Read More: 'I faced down my rapist - I felt I had power again', Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent, 22nd Feb 2015


    New GAA President

    New GAA president Aogan O'Fearghail was in studio to discuss his new role and his plans for the future. 



    Just a few weeks ago, Bill Browder joined us on the show to talk about his experiences of being deported from Russia.

    Bill himself has received death threats and his tax lawyer was beaten to death in a Moscow prison, and the Kremlin asked Interpol to issue a Red Notice – a warrant for Bill’s arrest and extradition.

    Bill Browder joined Sean on the line from London this morning.

    Bill Browder’s book Red Notice is published by Transworld Books, price £13.99.


    Weekend Sport

    It was a great weekend for Irish rugby with Joe Schmidt’s team winning their tenth Test match in a row yesterday beating England 19 to 9 at Aviva.

    In GAA Dublin clashed with Kerry but weather messed up the schedule.

    To talk about this and more camogie star Mags D’Arcy, Damian Lawlor, sports writer with The Sunday Independent and in our Cork studio we had rugby pundit Frankie Sheahan.


    Land League Block Eviction of Killiney home

    Members of the Irish Land League have blocked the entrance of solicitor Brian O'Donnell's Killiney home which is due to be seized today by the receiver. 

    Conor Feehan of the Herald spoke to Sean from Killiney with the latest. 

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