To have confidence... or not to have confidence... that is the question! In the Dail today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that the government continues to have confidence in the Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan.
It's day five of the Bus Eireann strike; and so a fifth day of travel woe for tens of thousands of commuters. Martin Wall, Industry Correspondent for the Irish Times; has the story as things could get even worse tomorrow afternoon; as some Dublin Bus and Iarnrod Eireann workers are also set to down tools.
Around 600 people are currently awaiting life-saving heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants in this country. Today, the Irish Kidney Association launched Organ Donor Awarness Week. Brian Lally was at the launch.
A long awaited new Emergency Department for Galway could still be 5 years away despite the recent visit to the over crowded University College Hospital by the Health Minister. - John Cooke joined us from Galway.
Today Graham Clifford reports from the country's southern region which recently suffered a two-year-drought. He joined a team from Medicines Sans Frontiers as they headed out into the region's most rural and inhospitable areas.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .