Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 8 September 2014
We’ve been speaking about concussion in sport, particularly rugby, this week, following the interview we did with Karen Walton and Peter Robinson about the death of their 14 year old son, Ben, in January 2011.
Sean was joined in studio by Dr. Rod McLoughlin, head of Medical Services with the IRFU and from Sydney by Dr. Martin Raftery, Chief Medical Officer of the IRB.
It’s still only early September and the Dail hasn’t returned yet but there were no shortage of political controversies over the weekend; Mary Hanafin has given her party leader something to think about saying that voters are “absolutely not ready” to put Fianna Fail in power” at the next election.
It has emerged that senior department officials warned former Health Minister James Reilly that his plans to abolish the HSE were unworkable. And issues surrounding the setting up of Irish Water continue to hang over would-be Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
John Downing, political correspondent with the Irish Independent spoke to Sean this morning.