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#Seán O'Rourke

# 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

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'

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'

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 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

# sean-orourke - Thursday 14 December, 2017

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.'

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"

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

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

# sean-orourke - Friday 13 February, 2015

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

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

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

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

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'

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

# sean-orourke - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

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

“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'

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

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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

# sean-orourke - Monday 15 September, 2014

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

# sean-orourke - Monday 1 September, 2014

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

“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

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

# sean-orourke - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

I wouldn't have treated whistleblowers that way --- Garda Inspectorate Chief

Robert Olson is highlighting wider problems in the force, saying this morning that “culture is something you don’t change with a couple of policies and it’s fixed next week”.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 24 April, 2014

10 things we learned during John Waters' RTÉ interview

The author and columnist covered a range of topics, including why he left the Irish Times, what he thinks of Twitter, depression and his dislike for Dublin.

# sean-orourke - Monday 21 April, 2014

Mary Hanafin: Fianna Fáil are doing brutal, appalling... but I will run in next election

The former Minister said there’s still hope for her party.

# sean-orourke - Friday 28 February, 2014

Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up'

A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.

# sean-orourke - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

# sean-orourke - Friday 17 January, 2014

HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services Crc

HSE chief: Scandal does not spell doom for CRC services

Tony O’Brien promised parents that the HSE would be “with them for the long haul”.

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