Today With Sean O Rourke Thursday 16 March 2017
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Annual Visit to the White House
As Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepares for his visit to the White House, he’s continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1950s....
But, but how and why did the annual Irish visit to the White House become established?
And what has been involved in the various Irish pilgrimages to present shamrock to the American presidents?
Diarmuid Ferriter Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD joined us this morning.
Live Music: Liam O'Connor
Hot Press magazine dubbed Liam O'Connor as ‘the Jimi Hendrix’ of the accordion. He and his daughter, Saoirse, son Oisin and on guitar, Tim Murray joined us this morning to perform The Morning Dew set.
Beacon South Quarter
Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin, met with their management company last night, and voted by a near two thirds majority to pay more than ten million euro to fix fire safety and other structural defects. It's working out at €10,000 per apartment! This of course is by no means the first apartment block to be hit with such a bill... and the fear is that it will not be the last!
Eamon O'Boyle, fire safety consultant spoke to us this morning.