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    Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 25 March 2014


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    The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.


    Commissioner Resignation

    News this morning that Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned. Speaking to Sean this morning was RTE Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds; retired Garda Detective Chief Superintendent John O’Brien; Stephen Collins of the Irish Times; Political Commentator and Barnardo’s Chief Executive Fergus Finlay; Independent TD Mick Wallace; former Assistant Commissioner Martin Donnellan and John Mooney, Security Correspondent with the Sunday Times.


    Mental Health

    Professor Jim Lucey is medical director of St Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin and and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin. He has been working with patients suffering from mental health problems for over 25 years. This morning he talks about his new book, In My Room, where he delves into some of his patients’ case histories to shed some light on their problems, and on their roads to recovery.


    Malaysia Flight MH370

    ‘With deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said yesterday.

    With those words he ended the anguished 16-day wait for news by families of the passengers and crew on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.

    Investigators are still struggling to understand why the plane veered off its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

    Meanwhile the hunt for debris continues in the southern Indian Ocean.

    Journalist Phil Mercer has been following the search for flight MH370 and spoke to Sean from Australia.


    Resignation of Garda Commissioner

    Gerry Adams, Fianna Fail Leader


    Resignation of Garda Commissioner

    Micheal Martin, Leader of Fianna Fail


    Charity Shops

    Paddy O'Gorman spoke to people in Roscommon

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    Alan Shatter

    Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter's career was destroyed when he got caught in the storm.

    Simon Coveney

    Newly appointed Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney.

    Micheál Martin

    Fianna Fail Leader, Micheál Martin, TD for Cork South Central.

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