Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 2 December 2016

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.

Water Charges

Water Charges

The 20-member Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services will soon begin its difficult task of finding a sustainable, and politically acceptable way of keeping public water flowing...

The man tasked with chairing this committee, Independent Senator Pádraig Ó'Céidigh, was in studio.

Alleged Sexual Assault at Dublin Private School

Alleged Sexual Assault at Dublin Private School

 The Dublin boarding school where a 13-year-old boy last week allegedly suffered a serious sexual assault delayed reporting the incident to the authorities for four days, despite being told by lawyers to do so immediately.

That’s according to this morning’s Irish Times - their religious affair correspondent Patsy McGarry spoke to us this morning.

Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis

Last night a bill to legalise the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes was passed by the Dáil.

The bill, which was put forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny will now progress to committee stage.

We spoke to psychiatrist Dr. John Hillery who has reservations about the move and Vera Twomey -mother of Ava- who has been campaigning for cannabis to be made legal for medicinal purposes.

Social Welfare at Christmas

Social Welfare at Christmas

Paddy O'Gorman spoke to those on social welfare to find out how they'll be spending the bonus.

Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs

And we bid a fond “adios” to Manuel.

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs has died aged 86. His family confirmed that he had been suffering from dementia for the last four years.

Best known for his role as bumbling Spanish waiter Manuel in the BBC sitcom alongside John Cleese.

Joining us on the programme was John McEntee of the London Daily Mail and author of “I’m Not One To Gossip, But...”

National Crafts and Design Fair

National Crafts and Design Fair

40,000 people are expected to attend the National Crafts and Design Fair at the RDS in Dublin, taking place until Sunday.

More than 500 designers, artists, and craftspeople will be there, so if you’re on the look-out for some Irish-made products for Christmas, this will give you a small taste of what’s available.

Joining us this morning were three artisanal business owners.

Florrie Purcell of The Scullery, Tony Hoynes of Palm Free Irish Soap, and Textile Artist Emma Andrews, who works on the TV series Game of Thrones.

The Palestrina Choir

The Palestrina Choir

Now, it’s December, and that’s means we can legitimately introduce a little taste of Christmas into the programme. Today we’re going to hear our first songs of the season and those songs come courtesy of the Palestrina Boys Choir under the stewardship of Director Blánaid Murphy.

 

The Gathering

The Gathering

Now, for our Friday gathering, and a look back at the big stories of the week...

In studio this morning, Kate O’Connell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South, Paul Murphy, Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit TD for Dublin South West, Cormac Lucey, Columnist with the Sunday Times and Chairman of the Hibernia Forum and Colette Browne of the Irish Independent.

Programme Highlights

Martin Conmey

In 1973, Martin Conmey, 20 years old at the time, was accused of her murder, and subsequently jailed for three years for manslaughter.

Frozen after Death

A 14 year old known only as JS has won her case to be cryogenically frozen.

Bionic Humans

Science expert Sean Duke talks bionic men and women.

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