Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 13 June 2018
Up to 20,000 people travelling to France later this summer have seen their holiday plans thrown into chaos after Irish Ferries cancelled all bookings for August on its new WB Yeats ferry.
The company announced the cancellations due to "extraordinary circumstances beyond its control".
Irish Ferries’ helpline has been swamped with calls which saw them go offline overnight.
For more on this I’m joined by affected passengers Catherine Dowling and Daniel Magill, and by Conor Pope, consumer affairs correspondent with the Irish Times’.
Cervical Check Inquiry
Now to the ongoing cervical check scandal and the fall-out from the interim report on the issue published yesterday.
Speaking on Drivetime, the medical expert heading the scoping inquiry, Dr Gabriel Scally, criticised state organisations for delays in providing documents to his staff.
Solicitor for Vicky Phelan, Cian O'Carroll, Sinn Fein’s Health Spokesperson, Louise O'Reilly, and the Minister for Health, Simon Harris discussed this with Sean O'Rourke this morning.
Children's Ombudsman Annual Report
Young people are getting better at asking for help however the system is still failing to protect those most in need.
That’s the view of Dr Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, who publishes his Annual Report today.
The report also highlights a number of key concerns when it comes to child protection, namely the lack of cooperation between frontline services, such as the Gardai, the HSE and Tusla and Dr Niall Muldoon discussed this with Sean O'Rourke this morning.