Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton joins us in studio fresh from chairing delicate trade talks in Luxembourg among European Trade Ministers. The talks were aimed at agreeing Europe's stance ahead of negotiations for a new bilateral trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
As the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia continues it brings to mind the large number of former rugby players down through the years who have gone on to make it in the world of business
Paul and David Wallace are two such men. They along with their brother Richard are the only group of three brothers ever to play for the Lions, a feat recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Both are now involved in business.
The eyes of the world are going to be on the Lough Erne resort in Fermanagh over the next few days as the leaders of the G8 group of countries come together for the first time ever on this island to discuss tax, trade, Syria and other issues.
To take a closer look at the summit, we're joined from Belfast by the Economics and Business Editor for the BBC in Northern Ireland, Jim Fitzpatrick, and from Brussels by the European Correspondent for the Irish Times, Suzanne Lynch...
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel will of course be one of the main players at the G8 summit in Fermanagh.
She is the subject of a new book co-authored by Bloomberg journalists Tony Czuczka, and Alan Crawford.
The book is called Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis.
One of those authors, Tony Czuczka, joins us from Berlin.