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    Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 9 June 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.


    Tuam Babies

    Last week, historian Conor Mulvagh gained access to the Dublin Diocese Archives and inspected documents which show that the revelations from the Tuam mother and baby home are not an isolated incident. He joined Sean this morning. Also speaking to Sean was Father Brian D’Arcy.


    Bausch and Lomb

    Waterford may be Ireland’s oldest city, but uncertainty around its economic future and ability to retain and create jobs has increased in recent days. Our reporter Brian O’Connell was in Waterford yesterday and he joined Sean from Cork.


    Edward Snowden

    It all  began with an unsigned email – “ I am a senior member of the intelligence community”. What followed was the most spectacular intelligence brief ever known , brought about by one man who is now infamous around the world – Edward Snowden

    Journalist Glenn Greenwald was the recipient of that first email and on Sean poke to him on the line from Brazil .  


    Karachi Attack

    Taliban militants stormed a busy Airport in Karachi, Pakistan where more than 20 people were killed in an overnight battle.

    Passengers and staff at Jinnah International Airport had to run for their lives when gunmen opened fire and detonated bombs at one of the country's most high-profile targets. 

    Joining Sean from Islamabad was journalist Annabel Symington.


    Aer Lingus Strike

    With work stoppages by Aer Lingus cabin crew threatened for next Monday and Wednesday, passengers face a stressful wait to see what’s going to happen.

    If you happen to be booked to fly on either the 16th or the 18th of June what should you be doing and  what are your options and more importantly your rights?

    Conor Pope consumer affairs correspondent of the Irish Times was with Sean this morning.


    Weekend of Sport

    After all the hype, the World Cup finally kicks off on Thursday, with a month of the beautiful game being laid on for our viewing pleasure.

    Our own beautiful games abounded over the weekend too, of course and to analyse the hurling and football action, Sean was joined now by All-Ireland winning manger with the Cork hurlers - and more recently manager of Limerick - Donal O’Grady; former All-Ireland winning footballer with Armagh, Enda McNulty and Diarmuid O’Flynn, Sports journalist with The Irish Examiner and recent European election candidate.

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    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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