Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 10 August 2015

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.

New Children's Hospital

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar joined Keelin in studio this morning as plans for the Children's Hospital were submitted this morning. 

He also speaks about the future leadership of Fine Gael. 

View video and press release here.

Dr. al-Sattar and Ireland’s first independent Islamic school

In September of 2013, in tragic and horrific circumstances, the family of Dublin-based neurosurgeon Dr Muhammad Taufiq al-Sattar died in an arson attack in Leicester, England.

In the subsequent trial, it was shown that eight men had targeted the wrong house in what was intended to be a revenge attack for a fatal stabbing.

Two murder convictions, and six manslaughter convictions, were obtained for the deaths of Dr al-Sattar’s wife Shehnila, daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal and Jamal.

Now, a year on from our last interview with Dr al-Sattar, he joined us in studio once again.

Shane Lowry PGA Tour Victory

Shane Lowry PGA Tour Victory

It was marked the biggest win of his career when Shane Lowry sank the final putt at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last night, and aside from 1.5 million euro in prize money, Team Lowry will be also celebrating that it could be the spark for the 28 year old to move to the next level in the sport. 

Keelin spoke to CNN's Golf Correspondent Shane O'Donoghue, she started by asking him about the intense pressure Lowry was under as they got into the final stages of last night's round. 

iRights: Protecting young people in the digital world

iRights: Protecting young people in the digital world

Baroness Kindron, OBE is a member of the House of Lords and is also an English film director. Many will remember Brigid Jones, just one of the several acclaimed films she directed. 

Beebon Kindron is also an advocate for children's rights and recently published an initiative called iRights to protect young people in the digital world.

She joined Keelin this morning. 

Read More:



On July 22nd we spoke to Jane, a young mother who was forced to move from her home in Clondalkin after a racist attack in which her car tyres were slashed and racist slogans were daubed on her home.  Valerie Cox has been catching up with her.


New Children's Hospital - part 2

New Children's Hospital - part 2

Jonathan Irwin, CEO of the Jack and Jill Foundation, the charity which helps the families of children with severe lift threatening conditions, joined Keelin this morning with his reaction to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar's plans for the new children's hospital. 

The Puck Fair

The Puck Fair

Now for hundreds of years the Puck fair has been held in the Kerry town of Killorglin. Today is the fair day, and our reporter Brian O’Connell pulled on his wellingtons and joined the trader from 6 o’clock this morning.

Brian tells us how business has been and tells us a bit about the history of Puck.

Contact Brian here.

Remembering David Nobbs

Daivd Nobbs passed away at the weekend - we remembered him by hearing a clip of one of his best loved characters, Reggie Perrin. 

Weekend Sport

Weekend Sport

It was an absolutely packed weekend of sport with the hurling semi-final, football semi-finals, the English soccer season returned and our rugby world cup warm ups got under way. 

But first all the sporting excitement of the weekend culminated last night with Shane Lowry's spectacular win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational - Keelin spoke with Shane's coach Neil Manchip, followed by Damian Lawlor and Donal O'Grady. 

Music Played on the Show

Gold And Silver

Gold And Silver

The Lost Brothers




Contact the Show

Text: 51551

Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan


Ways to Listen

Radio Player