Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 19 July 2017

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.

Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee

The dust is far from settled on the Public Accounts Committee's report which was published yesterday into alleged irregularities in the Garda college in Templemore. The PAC said "it was unacceptable that the C and AG was not informed about financial issues there until ten months after the Garda Commissioner knew about them" .

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke and member of the PAC and Sinn Féin's David Cullinane who is also a member of the PAC spoke to Sean O'Rourke 

Private V Public Health Debate on the Sláinte Care Report

Private V Public Health Debate on the Sláinte Care Report

Last May the Committee for the future of health published the Sláinte care report which outlined the direction health services should take in this country. But the report did not include the private hospitals, and what they can offer in terms of service. 

Brian Fitzgerald, Deputy CEO of the Beacon Hospital and the Social Democrats Roisin Shortall joined Sean O'Rourke in studio. 

Molly Martens Case

Molly Martens Case

Ralph Riegel of Independent News and Media spoke to Sean O'Rourke from Lexiungton North Carolina,  to give an update on the trial of Molly Martens and her father Thomas Martens who are charged with second degree murder of Molly Martens husband Jason Corbett. 

BBC Salaries

BBC Salaries

The BBC has released salary figures for its top earning broadcasters. Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at the University of London and media commentator with the Guardian brought Sean O'Rourke an update and told him who topped the list.

The Dublin City Rounders

The Dublin City Rounders

The third annual Dublin, Blues, Roots and Brass Festival kicks off in two weeks. it takes place during the August Bank Holiday Weekend  and features a host of acts, including brothers AL and Rohan Healy, otherwise known as duo outfit The Dublin City Rounders and joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning with live music.

50 Things that made the Modern Economy

50 Things that made the Modern Economy

What do leaded petrol, barbed wire, tax havens, concrete and the iPhone have in common?

Well they all feature in a new book – 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy – by Tim Harford, a Columnist with the Financial Times, BBC Broadcaster, who is also known as The Undercover Economist and he spoke to Sean O'Rourke about his new book.

Parc Uí Chaoimh

Parc Uí Chaoimh

Now, the first game in the renovated Pairc Uí Chaoimh takes place tonight, ahead of the All Ireland hurling quarter finals next Saturday and Sunday at the venue.

Our reporter Brian O’Connell joined us now from the 45,000-capacity venue. He was there for us in January Brian when the grass was barely on the pitch,and he returned yesterday evening and brought two GAA legends back in with him.

Second Runway

Second Runway

Michael O'Leary spoke to the programme to call for an end to the delay in the development of a second runway at Dublin Airport. He also spoke about the challenges and the impact of Brexit and he addressed some of the controversy surrounding Ryanair's free seating policy. 

Music Played on the Show

The Devils Jacket

The Devils Jacket

The Dublin City Rounders

3:30

Decent Folk

Decent Folk

The Dublin City Rounders

3:30

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