We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Sean O'Rourke, Mary Wilson and Joe Duffy back in 2013. Mark Stedman/
news quiz

Quiz: How well do you know the career of Sean O'Rourke?

The broadcaster retired from RTÉ today after 31 years at the station.

SEAN O’ROURKE retired from RTÉ today and if you were listening to the radio you would have heard warm tributes, fond reminiscences and – most importantly of all – some final examples of his skill as an interviewer. 

“I’ve had an absolute ball – daily interviews, debates, elections, referendums, a memorable encounter with the Donald in Doonbeg… some great music and song, and the odd bit of hand-to-hand studio combat,” O’Rourke said himself. 

Seven years in his 10am RTÉ Radio One slot and 31 years at the station – but how well do you know the life and career of the towering broadcaster?

Which one of these people did Sean O'Rourke interview on his final show?
Dr Tony Holohan

Daniel O'Donnell
Where is Sean from?

Which 'gate' provided a memorable Sean O'Rourke interview?

"Do all these jokes people make about your XXX, do they bother you?" - what did O'Rourke ask Donald Trump about back in 2014?
PA Images

Failed business exploits
Where did O'Rourke begin his career?
Evening Echo
Irish Independent

Limerick Leader
Connacht Tribune
"You really were a slow learner" - whose driving skills was Sean O'Rourke describing in 2018?
Gavin Duffy
Ryan Tubridy

Mary Harney
Gerry Adams
Which politician did O'Rourke describe as "one hell of a dirty fighter"?
Leo Varadkar
Charlie Haughey

Willie O'Dea
Mary Hanafin
Where did Sean O'Rourke say he was when news broke that Pat Kenny was leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk?
Galway Races

National Ploughing Championships
The Fleadh
"It’s a good thing to take out the odd rat" - which politician said this in an interview with Sean O'Rourke in 1996?
Dick Spring
John Bruton

Enda Kenny
Charlie McCreevy
As of February 2020, how many daily listeners did Today with Sean O'Rourke have?

Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Top Dog!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Clever Cat!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Share your result:
You scored out of !
What are ewe doing!?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Turtley Awful!
Share your result:

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel