Today With Sean O'Rourke Tuesday 4 September 2018

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.

The Presidency

The Presidency

The campaign for the Áras heats up as councils begin endorsing would-be presidents, and John Downing, Political commentator with the Irish Independent and Professor Gary Murphy, School of Law & Government, DCU joined Sean O'Rourke on the line this morning to discuss the upcoming election. 

Rubbish left at Electric Picnic

Rubbish left at Electric Picnic

It has been revealled that 10 kilos of rubbish for every reveller was left behind at Electric Picnic.

Ed Rice, Videographer & Seasoned Festival goer and Oisin Coghlan, Director of Friends of The Earth Ireland joined Sean O'Rourke on the line this morning to discuss this. 

New Irexit Party

New Irexit Party

Irexit: a new political party aims to take Ireland out of the EU. Herman Kelly, Spokesperson, Irexit Freedom Party joined Sean O'Rourke on the line this morning to tell us all about this new political party.

Gluten Free Ireland

Gluten Free Ireland

The rise of ‘gluten-free’ foods has taken the Irish consumer by storm. Despite only 1% of the Irish population having been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease, research has found that a gluten free diet is particularly popular amongst the upper and middle class earners, but how is this rise in popularity affecting those for whom ‘gluten-free’ is not a choice.

Derek and Tina Thompson are the couple behind Gluten Free Ireland, a website dedicated to providing information for people on coeliac, friendly places to eat across Ireland and they joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning. 

Cost Of Childcare

Cost Of Childcare

The cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in Europe. New research by the ESRI has found that parents spend 12% of their disposable income on childcare- that figure rises to 20% for families on lower incomes.

Frances Byrne is the Director of policy and advocacy with Early Childhood Ireland and she joined Sean O'Rourke on the line this morning. 

Citizen Lane Documentary

Citizen Lane Documentary

‘Citizen Lane’ is a mix of documentary and drama that gives us an insight into the life of Hugh Lane, one of modern Irish history’s most fascinating figures. Lanes vision for Dublin was arguably well ahead of its time.

Mark O'Halloran, writer of Citizen Lane and Barbara Dawson, Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning to take a look at this character and his life's work.

Science Matters: What Is Life?

Science Matters: What Is Life?

What is life? This big question is being addressed by nobel prize winning scientists in Dublin this week, and Shane Bergin, Physicist and Lecturer School of Education, UCD joined Sean O'Rourke in studio this morning to discuss this. 

New Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, Press Conference

New Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, Press Conference

The new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has been giving his first press briefing this morning at Garda HQ in the Phoenix Park.

John Mooney, Security Correspondent, Sunday Times joined Sean O'Rourke on the line this morning.

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