Michael Somers spent 48 years in the service of the State. He was the chairman of the group that drew up the National Development Plan in the late 1980s. He was awarded Chevalier in the Légion d'Honneur by the French President for his role in establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, but he's most recognised here as the boss of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). He retired from that role in 2009 and was subsequently appointed to the Board of Allied Irish Bank on the instructions of the Minister for Finance. He is now the Deputy Chairman of AIB. He joins us in studio.
On this May bank holiday weekend, as many of us are beginning to dream about laying back and relaxing for the summer, we're joined by two sisters whose workload is really kicking off.
Mary McKenna is the managing director of the travel company Tour America, and Suzanne Quinn is the boss of Holiday Homes Direct.ie. They join us in studio.
Michael Buckley is one of Ireland's foremost jazz musicians. The Walkinstown Wizard has been jazzing it up for almost four decades, and he's still only 42 years old. He talks about his life as a jazz musician and plays us out with Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile'