Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 6 June 2017
There was shock in many quarters yesterday when it emerged that one of the London Bridge attackers Rachid Redouane had spent time living in Rathmines in south Dublin.
While in the UK - the police and MI5 are under pressure to explain why the other perpetrator who has been named –Khuram Butt was known to the authorities but wasn’t being closely monitored.
Security analyst Tom Clonan and Dr. Ali Selim who is a member of staff at the Irish Cultural centre of Ireland in Clonskeagh in Dubin joined us this morning. We also got the persepctive from the UK with Philip Ingram who is a former intelligence officer with the British Army.
Public drinking, verbal abuse, attempted muggings and violent altercations – just some of the accusations made by locals in Killorglin against a gang of people who they say are causing mayhem in the town in recent months. At a meeting in recent weeks, fears were expressed that some locals may take the law into their own hands if Gardaí don’t act.
Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been to the Kerry town and heard local concerns.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Negotiotians
As Fine Gael’s new leader Leo Varadkar gears up to reshuffle his Government, the issue of who will be appointed to what role is the subject of much speculation.
Tonight at 8pm, Varadkar is due meet with the Independent Alliance. The talks are aimed at ensuring the five members of the Alliance support Mr Varadkar in an expected Dáil vote to elect a new Taoiseach next week.
Joining us to discuss the next steps for Fine Gael was Hugh O’Connell from the Sunday Business Post.
Talks on a new public service pay agreement are continuing this morning, with a significant gap remaining between management and unions on issues including pay, pensions, productivity and outsourcing. Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent with the Irish Times is following events at Lansdowne house.