Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 14 June 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.

Murder of Police Chief in Paris

Murder of Police Chief in Paris

We began today with the murder of a French police chief and his wife at their home in the Paris suburbs late last night. 

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the killings which the French government has called an abject act of terrorism.

An elite police unit shot the murderer dead after negotiations with him failed. Reporter Lara Marlowe spoke to us from Paris. 

Orlando Terror Attack

Orlando Terror Attack

Following the worst mass shooting in the US history the US President Barack Obama has said that there was no clear evidence that Mateen's attack was part of a larger terror plot but the gunman was a product of homegrown terrorism. The mass killings has brought the question of gun control in the US back in the spotlight. 

For more on the Orlando shooting, former Lord Mayor of Dublin Royston Brady spoke to us. 

Euro 2016 Match Analysis

Euro 2016 Match Analysis

A one all draw against Sweden has given the Republic of Ireland a 1 point start in our Euro 2016 campaign, so what did you think of the big match in Paris? 

We were joined by Eamon Dunphy and Fiona Looney but first we heard from some of the many supporters who've been cheering on the boys in green on home soil - Evelyn O'Rourke watched the game with passionate supporters at the Kingswood Lodge in Tallaght. 

Blooms Day

Blooms Day

It’s Bloomsday on Thursday and Marie Louise O'Donnell has been walking the streets of Dublin’s north inner city retracing James Joyce’s steps.

Brexit

Last Friday morning, we were in London listening to both sides of the argument in the Brexit debate and it seems today the outcome of the British referendum on EU membership is finely balanced. Four new polls all have leave pulling ahead of remain. 

Today the sun newspaper turned the temperature urging its readers in a banner headline to beLeave in Britain and vote to quit the EU on June 23rd. 

Trevor Kavanagh, the Sun's Associate editor and Alastair Campbell, author and former advisor to Tony Blair spoke to us. 

Euro 2016 - In Paris

Barry Lenihan has been recording the sights and sounds of the first Ireland match against Sweden in the Stade de France in Saint Denis in Paris. Last night he met with fans Irish and Swedish as they celebrated the draw around the Moulin Rouge. 

A New Prison in Cork

A New Prison in Cork

A program which has been running in Irish prisons for a quarter of a century is attempting to help reduce instances of suicide and self harm among prisoners. Our reporter Brian O’Connell was given a tour inside the new Cork Prison last week and met prisoners and representatives of The Samaritans to chat about the programme. 

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