Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 10 October 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.

Questions For The Finance Minister

Questions For The Finance Minister

What difference if any, will the budget make to your life? Maybe you're a Creche owner, or an old age pensioner or a young person trying to buy a house, or maybe you're a family carer?

Tomorrow Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe will be here in the hot seat, taking your calls and it's your chance to ask him about any aspect of Budget 2018. 

If you have a question for the minister you can email us at any stage to todaysor@rte.ie or you can phone us tomorrow from 8AM on 1850 715 900

Budget Preview

Budget Preview

In just a few hours, we’ll hear the final details of Budget 2018, and you’ll find out how exactly this year’s measures are going to impact yourpocket.

But we already have lots of indications on what will and what won't be included in today’s announcement,so Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor of the Irish Independent, Marie Sherlock, SIPTU Economist, and Pat Mahon, Tax Partner with PwC all joined Sean O'Rourke in studio to talk us through it all.

Soccer Reaction

Soccer Reaction

Sean O'Rourke reflected on the Republic Of Ireland soccer team's win in Cardiff last night with Irish super-fan Davy Keogh, former Irish soccer players Kevin Moran, and John Aldridge, and the Irish Times soccer correspondent, Emmett Malone. 

Coping With Sight Loss

Coping With Sight Loss

Over 50,000 in Ireland are blind or visually impaired and while the majority of sight loss is experienced by people over sixty five years of age, it can and does impact people at a younger age.

Gillian Stafford, who is visually impaired and by Professor Jane Farrer who is working with cutting edge technology helping those affected by sight loss spoke to Sean O'ROurke this morning. 

Bloomberg Brexit

Bloomberg Brexit

The Bloomberg news agency says Ireland is set to lose out in the race to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency after Brexit. 

Dara Doyle from Bloomberg updated Sean O'Rourke this morning. 

Catalonia

Catalonia

All eyes are on Catalonia today with the Catalan President Charles Puigdemont due to give his much anticipated address to the regional parliament later this afternoon.

And with just hours to go it is still unclear whether Mr Puigdemont will or will not make good on his threat to issue a unilateral declaration of independence.

Guy Hedgecoe is the Irish Times' correspondent in Barcelona and he spoke to the programme this morning. 

Portlaoise District Court

Portlaoise District Court

Paddy O'Gorman has been to the district court in Portlaoise, and he joined Sean O'Rourke in studio to talk about some of the people he met there. 

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Gorbachev: His Life and Times is William Taubman's fourth book on the Soviet Union. The others include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Khrushchev: The Man and His Era. He teaches Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

 

William Taubman discussed his new book and the former Soviet leader with Sean O'Rourke this morning. 

Pre-Budget

Pre-Budget

With just over an hour to Minister Paschal Donohue’s Budget Speech, Kevin Doyle, group political editor of Independent News and Media spoke to the programme from our Dáil studio.

Today with Sean O'Rourke

Twitter

Facebook

Contact the Show

Text: 51551

Presenter: Sean O'Rourke

Schedule

Ways to Listen

Radio
Mobile
Internet
Radio Player
Podcasts
TV