Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 11 May 2018

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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. Presented today by Richard Curran.

Cervical Screening Scandal

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

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. 

 

 

Zoe Conway & John McIntyre Track

Zoe Conway & John McIntyre Track

Zoë Conway and John McIntyre joined Richard Curran in studio this morning to discuss their summer concert plans and to perform some music live in studio. 

Haughey's father blamed ill health on IRA Service

Haughey's father blamed ill health on IRA Service

Now to a story on the front page of the Irish Times today that reports the father of Charles Haughey suffered from what would now be called post-traumatic stress disorder and blamed his multiple sclerosis on his service in the IRA.

Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times journalist and historian has the story and he spoke to Richard Curran about it today. 

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The Gathering

The Gathering

Kate O'Connell Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay South, Brid Smith People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central, Susan Daly, Editor of TheJournal.ie and John Downing, Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent joined Richard Curran in studio this morning for our Friday Gathering.  

Music Played on the Show

George Peoples  Seán Sa Cheo

George Peoples Seán Sa Cheo

Zoe Conway And John Mcintyre

3:15

Ringing The Bell

Ringing The Bell

Zoe Conway And John Mcintyre

2:30

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