The Budget is next Tuesday and today several of the smaller parties presented their budget proposals.
Solidarity - People Before Profit, the Social Democrats and the Greens all laid out their plans today, Fergal Keane has the details.
Liam Cosgrave former Taoiseach, leader of Fine Gael and son of a founding father has died.
Older than the state he once led, Mr Cosgrave was 97.
His death was announced just before 9 last night... and in the hours since politicians, colleagues and friends have delivered tributes to the 5th Taoiseach of Ireland.
Ulster Bank today revealed that the number of customers wrongly removed from their tracker interest rates is not 2,000 as previously estimated, but 3,500.
The bank's Chief Executive, Gerry Mallon, was speaking at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.
It had been expected that independence would be officially declared at a session of the Catalan Parliament on Monday, but this afternoon, Spain's Constitutional Court has moved to stop that session from going ahead.
Joe Haslam, Professor of the IE Business School in Madrid spoke to Drivetime and Philip Boucher-Hayes reported on secession.
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 .