The National Assets Management Agency, NAMA, has been at the centre of a good deal of controversy of late, and some would say, since its inception. Set up in 2009, to take good and bad property loans away from the banks, it now controls an enormous portfolio of properties in Ireland and overseas. We're joined in studio by its chairman, Frank Daly.
In the past year, according to an estate agent's report, more Irish country houses and castles have been sold than in the previous four years combined. So just who is buying up our big houses? Our reporter Rhona Tarrant has been finding out.
The debate over Ireland's upcoming budget is certainly heating up. Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore wants the original target of €3.1 billion of cuts to be pared back. Others within Fine Gael are insisting on the opposite. But what do the Troika want? We're joined from Frankfurt by a key player within the ECB, Jorg Asmussen.
All eyes will be on Croke Park tomorrow as Mayo take on Dublin in the All Ireland football final. As always the tickets are at a premium and controversially, the GAA has started cancelling corporate tickets that have ended up in the hands of ticket touts.
So who exactly are the touts? Peter Flanagan from Irish Independent joins us in studio.