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# Today with Sean O'Rourke

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# Today with Sean O'Rourke
BAI rejects Maria Bailey's complaint over 'untrue and damaging' comments made on RTÉ radio
The BAI determined that the subject matter was treated fairly and presented in an objective manner.
# Coronavirus
‘It's tough enough in there’: Nurse says patient awaiting Covid-19 test result spat on him several times
The staff nurse said he had to shower in a patient’s shower room afterwards due to the lack of “proper facilities”.
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.
# 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’.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# advance warning
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# seán lovin' criminals
You need to hear the remix of Seán O'Rourke reading out Fun Lovin' Criminals lyrics
Just listen to this. It’s great.
# 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.
# 2016
Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin
She was very diplomatic, naturally.
# 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”.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.