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#Today with Sean O'Rourke

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity FAI

Paschal Donohoe says John Delaney deserves 'due process' - but says funding of new role needs clarity

Delaney is set to take up a position as the FAI’s Executive Vice-President.

From TheJournal.ie 'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions Dangerous Driving

'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions

The businessman says that the driving that led to his convictions was ‘inexcusable’.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to provide funding for new life-saving drugs after criticism Entresto

HSE to provide funding for new life-saving drugs after criticism

Labour’s Alan Kelly had led criticisms of the HSE for not making the drugs available.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie "Most were a result of drug abuse, or suicide" - principal on the deaths of 23 past pupils Young Deaths

"Most were a result of drug abuse, or suicide" - principal on the deaths of 23 past pupils

The former principal called on a greater focus to help young people deal with challenges in life.

From TheJournal.ie Trainee priest at Maynooth describes atmosphere at college as "poisonous" Grindr

Trainee priest at Maynooth describes atmosphere at college as "poisonous"

Another trainee has said that in his experience there is a culture of “keep your head down” at the training college.

From TheJournal.ie Minister calls Adams "a man who takes off socks to count to 20" after RTÉ interview Fight

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.

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

"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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie "They've taken on the wrong group" - 3,000 people attend meeting to combat rural crime Mad As Hell

"They've taken on the wrong group" - 3,000 people attend meeting to combat rural crime

The meeting of Save Our Local Community in Thurles last night was attended by rural-dwellers from across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital" Not Impressed

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin Direct Provision

'The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country' - Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin 2016

Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin

She was very diplomatic, naturally.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms Monitored

Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms

Ruairí Quinn said that he felt that “some older teachers are used to being sole person of authority in the classroom”.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to do post-Budget phone in with Seán O’Rourke, no plans for Pat Kenny Radio Wars

Ministers to do post-Budget phone in with Seán O’Rourke, no plans for Pat Kenny

However, Ministers Howlin and Noonan will be talking to Newstalk Breakfast before going to RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: "I am not wedded to Foreign Affairs" Moving On?

Gilmore: "I am not wedded to Foreign Affairs"

The Labour leader has not ruled out moving to a domestic post in the lifetime of the coalition, but has rejected the suggestion he needs to spend more time in the country in order to address problems within the party.

From TheJournal.ie AIB promises to engage over Priory Hall as Minister says it may be demolished Priory Hall

AIB promises to engage over Priory Hall as Minister says it may be demolished

The environment minister says that he cannot give a time frame on when action will be taken on Priory Hall, for fear of “giving false hope” to displaced residents.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels Big Philly Style

Hogan is going nowhere, but sees "no way back" for Fine Gael rebels

The Minister for Environment says that he is “very happy” to be in the cabinet and is not expecting a call to replace European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn.