Iarnród Éireann staff are on the picket line in the second of five planned actions over pay.
Mark Gleeson of Rail Users Ireland, and our industry and employment correspondent Ingrid Miley spoke to the programme.
Primary schools are experiencing serious problems hiring subsitute teachers - that's according to a new survey by school managers.
Kathering Donnelly is the Education Editor of the Irish Independent sp[oke to Drivetime.
The fall-out from the 'Paradise Papers' leaks continued around the globe today and - in the Dáil the Taoiseach responded to questions about Ireland's role in tax avoidance.
Brooke Harrington is Professor of Economic Sociology at Copenhagen Business School discussed this with Mary Wilson.
For the last few weeks regular listeners will be aware that we have been focussing on the extent of this exploitation of vulnerable employees.
Today Philip Boucher-Hayes looks at what the state is doing to deal with the phenomenon.
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 .