Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 11 May 2018
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Cervical Screening Scandal
Last night, Tony O'Brien announced that today will be his last day at the helm of the HSE. Mr O'Brien had resisted pressure to resign over the cervical smear scandal for over two weeks. This morning he had expressed his dissatisfaction at the way some members of the Public Accounts Committee questioned him yesterday.
Vicky Phelan, Marc MacSharry, Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo Leitrim, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, and Sarah Bardon, of the Irish Times political staff reacted to Mr O'Brien's resignation with Richard Curran this morning.
Mayor of Boston
In the 1950s two people, John and Mary, living in separate Connemara villages, flew to the US in search of a new life. Arriving in America, they would have had no way of knowing that one day their son, Marty, would go on to become the Mayor of Boston.
And that in 2016 he would go on to deliver this speech at the National Democratic Convention, the same convention that went on to select Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee. Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh spoke to Richard Curran from our Galway studio this morning.