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#Seán O'Rourke

# sean-orourke - Monday 24 August, 2020

Sean O'Rourke's planned return to RTÉ cancelled by 'mutual decision'
# On Ice
# On Ice

Sean O'Rourke's planned return to RTÉ cancelled by 'mutual decision'

Aug 24th 2020, 5:21 PM 68,977 Views 80 Comments

O’Rourke had been expected to return to RTÉ to present a current affairs programme.

# sean-orourke - Friday 21 August, 2020

'I don’t have a defence': Sean O'Rourke apologises for attending Clifden golf event
# Oireachtas Golf Society
# Oireachtas Golf Society

'I don’t have a defence': Sean O'Rourke apologises for attending Clifden golf event

Aug 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 66,721 Views 95 Comments

The former RTÉ broadcaster said that he should not have been there.

# sean-orourke - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

RTÉ announces Claire Byrne as the new presenter of the Today programme on Radio 1
# RTE Radio One
# RTE Radio One

RTÉ announces Claire Byrne as the new presenter of the Today programme on Radio 1

Aug 19th 2020, 2:16 PM 56,193 Views 107 Comments

The popular 10am-midday slot had been occupied by Sarah McInerney since the retirement of Sean O’Rourke in May.

# sean-orourke - Friday 8 May, 2020

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

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

May 8th 2020, 8:49 PM 33,523 Views 34 Comments

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

'Formidable', 'mischievous': Tributes paid to Sean O'Rourke as he retires from RTÉ
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

'Formidable', 'mischievous': Tributes paid to Sean O'Rourke as he retires from RTÉ

May 8th 2020, 12:04 PM 25,797 Views 40 Comments

The RTÉ presenter remembered his exchange with Donald Trump: “Sean I thought you were one of the good guys! But you brought up the hair!”

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
# On Air
# On Air

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 62,440 Views 21 Comments

The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Sean O'Rourke has announced he's retiring from RTÉ
# Today SOR
# Today SOR

Sean O'Rourke has announced he's retiring from RTÉ

Updated Apr 21st 2020, 12:12 PM 95,944 Views 140 Comments

O’Rourke will present his last show on Friday 8 May.

# sean-orourke - Friday 4 October, 2019

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Oct 4th 2019, 11:09 AM 24,146 Views 84 Comments

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'
# A Fine Mess
# A Fine Mess

Taoiseach meets with former Fine Gaeler Fitzpatrick after he said party has become 'style over substance'

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 20,703 Views 43 Comments

The Louth TD had been a vocal campaigner to retain the Eighth Amendment in the Constitution, at odds with his wider party.

# sean-orourke - Monday 24 September, 2018

Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer'
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer'

Sep 24th 2018, 8:56 PM 16,261 Views 54 Comments

Senator Frances Black was reacting to the news that cancer warning labels are expected to be dropped from the Alcohol Bill.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'
# Dr Kieran Moore
# Dr Kieran Moore

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 14th 2018, 1:15 PM 32,191 Views 35 Comments

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

# sean-orourke - Monday 26 March, 2018

Flanagan says judicial bill 'in a difficult place' but he wouldn't use Attorney General's colourful language

Flanagan says judicial bill 'in a difficult place' but he wouldn't use Attorney General's colourful language

Mar 26th 2018, 4:06 PM 6,967 Views 15 Comments

Seamus Wolfe described it as “a dog’s dinner”.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped
# Mccabe Scandal
# Mccabe Scandal

Labour's Alan Kelly has asked the Justice Minister if his phone is being tapped

Dec 14th 2017, 11:23 AM 27,935 Views 70 Comments

His concerns come after his parliamentary questions which unravelled Fitzgerald’s email scandal.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Oct 17th 2017, 8:49 PM 26,307 Views 76 Comments

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term
# To Be Confirmed
# To Be Confirmed

President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term

Sep 19th 2017, 2:16 PM 10,216 Views 79 Comments

Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

'I must answer for what I've done': Kevin Myers breaks silence and issues apology over offensive column
# The Sunday Times
# The Sunday Times

'I must answer for what I've done': Kevin Myers breaks silence and issues apology over offensive column

Aug 1st 2017, 12:36 PM 33,338 Views 155 Comments

The article published on Sunday has been branded “sexist” and “anti-Semitic”.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Former Miss Cork's head split open by beer bottle at Longitude festival in Dublin
# Katie O'donoghue
# Katie O'donoghue

Former Miss Cork's head split open by beer bottle at Longitude festival in Dublin

Jul 18th 2017, 8:17 PM 79,423 Views 55 Comments

Katie O’Donoghue required nine stitches after the incident.

# sean-orourke - Monday 23 January, 2017

'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

'I'm not aware of any campaign to discredit any individual' - Nóirín O'Sullivan

Jan 23rd 2017, 11:54 AM 10,780 Views 42 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has been speaking out ahead of the launch of a new Garda code of ethics this morning.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

'I was flat on my back, in a neck brace, head brace and spinal board. It was scary.'

Jan 19th 2017, 12:06 PM 19,332 Views 37 Comments

Minister Naughten was knocked off his bike at the start of the year.

# sean-orourke - Monday 16 May, 2016

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"

May 16th 2016, 4:18 PM 19,634 Views 125 Comments

Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages
# A Pay Issue
# A Pay Issue

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages

May 16th 2016, 3:20 PM 11,921 Views 54 Comments

New president of the AGSI Antoinette Cunningham has said that action has come from “sheer frustration”.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Minister calls Adams "a man who takes off socks to count to 20" after RTÉ interview
# Fight
# Fight

Minister calls Adams "a man who takes off socks to count to 20" after RTÉ interview

Feb 18th 2016, 12:53 PM 39,560 Views 218 Comments

With polling just eight days away, tensions are high.

# sean-orourke - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"You'd get tired just watching him" - Bernie Sanders' brother is convinced 'Bernard' can go all the way
# Bern Baby Bern
# Bern Baby Bern

"You'd get tired just watching him" - Bernie Sanders' brother is convinced 'Bernard' can go all the way

Feb 10th 2016, 6:09 PM 33,242 Views 88 Comments

“If he’s nominated I think he’ll win fairly easily,” Larry Sanders told RTÉ.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won
# Fighting Crime
# Fighting Crime

Frances Fitzgerald says the battle against burglaries is being won

Jan 21st 2016, 11:39 AM 8,315 Views 40 Comments

They won’t be wiped though, she says.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other

Jan 7th 2016, 7:10 PM 25,656 Views 153 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader had a lively exchange with Seán O’Rourke today.

# sean-orourke - Monday 7 December, 2015

Almost 50 residents evacuated from a nursing home due to flooding
# Community Action
# Community Action

Almost 50 residents evacuated from a nursing home due to flooding

Dec 7th 2015, 3:40 PM 13,540 Views 3 Comments

Groups of volunteers sprang into life to allow the elderly residents to be brought to safety.

# sean-orourke - Friday 16 October, 2015

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

Seán O'Rourke: Ministers did not threaten Budget phone-in walkout

Oct 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 14,896 Views 68 Comments

The RTÉ presenter has moved to clarify matters this morning.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 15 October, 2015

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in
# Advance Warning
# Advance Warning

RTÉ says it's 'standard practice' to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

Oct 15th 2015, 5:39 PM 19,496 Views 107 Comments

A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.

# sean-orourke - Friday 7 August, 2015

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin

Aug 7th 2015, 9:28 PM 22,262 Views 98 Comments

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has spoken out after a family spent a night in an industrial unit

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Some priests aren't going to take a stance on the same-sex marriage referendum
# Make Your Own Mind Up
# Make Your Own Mind Up

Some priests aren't going to take a stance on the same-sex marriage referendum

Mar 24th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,661 Views 379 Comments

The majority of ACP members will be voting ‘No’ though.

# sean-orourke - Friday 13 February, 2015

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay
# Pat Carey
From The Daily Edge
# Pat Carey

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's courageous interview about being gay

Feb 13th 2015, 1:05 PM 3,865 Views 1 Comment

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

€2.3 billion needed for water infrastructure as closing date looms
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

€2.3 billion needed for water infrastructure as closing date looms

Jan 20th 2015, 11:31 AM 8,190 Views 76 Comments

Almost 1 million people have registered with the utility company.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 23 October, 2014

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go
# Stay Or Go?
# Stay Or Go?

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:15 PM 20,333 Views 151 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

# sean-orourke - Monday 20 October, 2014

Trump: 'Sean O'Rourke is an a*****e. He took off my hair. This is my hair'
# Ouch
# Ouch

Trump: 'Sean O'Rourke is an a*****e. He took off my hair. This is my hair'

Oct 20th 2014, 3:44 PM 44,304 Views 37 Comments

The billionaire businessman wasn’t best pleased with the RTÉ presenter’s line of questioning back in May.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 9 October, 2014

'I just went completely blank' - Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression
# Depression
From The42
# Depression

'I just went completely blank' - Dubs U21 star Shane Carthy on his depression

Oct 9th 2014, 2:12 PM 17,345 Views 9 Comments

“It was building up for the last couple of years. It got worse and worse in the six months previous to the Leinster final.”

# sean-orourke - Friday 3 October, 2014

'I would forgive my daughter's killer...if he'd shown any remorse'
# Joe O'Reilly
# Joe O'Reilly

'I would forgive my daughter's killer...if he'd shown any remorse'

Oct 3rd 2014, 12:40 PM 22,702 Views 28 Comments

The mother of murdered Rachel Callaly was speaking to Sean O’Rourke today.

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

You need to hear the remix of Seán O'Rourke reading out Fun Lovin' Criminals lyrics
# Seán Lovin' Criminals
From The Daily Edge
# Seán Lovin' Criminals

You need to hear the remix of Seán O'Rourke reading out Fun Lovin' Criminals lyrics

Sep 16th 2014, 6:13 PM 9,757 Views 2 Comments

Just listen to this. It’s great.

# sean-orourke - Monday 15 September, 2014

Seán O'Rourke accidentally reads out Fun Lovin' Criminals lyrics on Radio One
# Scooby Snacks
From The Daily Edge
# Scooby Snacks

Seán O'Rourke accidentally reads out Fun Lovin' Criminals lyrics on Radio One

Sep 15th 2014, 11:48 AM 7,177 Views 3 Comments

Barry White, saved my life…

# sean-orourke - Monday 1 September, 2014

Parents of 14-year-old rugby player who died during match describe their devastating loss
# Concussion
# Concussion

Parents of 14-year-old rugby player who died during match describe their devastating loss

Sep 1st 2014, 2:22 PM 45,801 Views 28 Comments

“People say time’s a healer. I don’t agree with that. It just adds to the pain ‘cos you realise ‘no, this is real. He’s gone’”.

# sean-orourke - Friday 18 July, 2014

Frank Flannery says PAC had a "feral attitude" towards him
# Pac Man
# Pac Man

Frank Flannery says PAC had a "feral attitude" towards him

Jul 18th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,179 Views 75 Comments

The former Rehab Group CEO says PAC’s pursuit of him was politically motivated.

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