This week, bonuses and pay scales were making headline news. The Minister for Finance told AIB that bonuses would not be forthcoming. Elsewhere, a Morgan McKinley report showed that salaries and benefits have rebounded for some. To discuss whether the time is right for pay increases, we're joined by SIPTU's Jack O'Connor and ISME's Mark Fielding.
On Monday, Michael Flatley became the latest victim of a rhino horn heist. The theft of such horns has become big business internationally, with gangs involved not only here in Europe, but also throughout the United States and Asia. We're joined by Richard Thomas from Traffic and Nigel Monaghan, keeper of the Natural History Museum.
Dubliner Paul Costelloe is the youngest of seven children. He left school at the age of 16, and went to work first in a bacon factory in Waterford. He also tried to make a buck or two from bookkeeping, before finally settling on a controversial catwalk career. He joins us from London.
In January this year, thousands of people signed up to the hundreds of evening courses on offer around the country. Orla Rapple has been catching up with some of those who have registered for Start-Your-Own-Business courses, and others who are attending evening courses to forget work.
The break-up that grabbed the headlines this week was the fall-out between rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and his ghostwriter, sports journalist Paul Kimmage. Two men who know a good deal about how the world of "the pen for hire" works are ghostwriters Eddie Rowley and Brian Finnegan.