Protests broke out across Catalonia last night after the arrest in Germany of former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont. 89 people are reported to have been injured.
Raphael Minder is the author of "The Struggle for Catalonia" and he's Madrid Correspondent with the New York Times, and he spoke to Drivetime.
The Tanaiste Simon Coveney is shifting his position on abortion
He's indicated he will support a law to allow terminations up to 12 weeks, if it's coupled with strict medical guidelines.
Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer discussed this with Drivetime.
Russian diplomats have today been expelled from several countries, including from many EU states, in retaliation for the Salisbury nerve gas attack.
The Cabinet here is to meet tomorrow to discuss the Russian situation and afterwards will decide whether Ireland will expel any diplomats.
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 .