Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brednan Howlin tells us about the Labour Party's row with the teachers, the introduction of a second year of free pre-school, the crisis in the health service, Aer lingus, Irish water and the idea of a possible alliance with Sinn Féin.
Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Michael McDowell joins us in studio to respond to proposals from Children's Minister James Reilly, who wants to block legal firms currently advising several tobacco companies from working for his department.
Joining us on the phone from London is Edward Lucas, a long time friend of Boris Nemtsov to discuss reports from recent years linking Vladimir Putin and his inner circle to corruption and Boris Nemstov's recent fears for his own life.
Following the brutal murder of Russia opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov on Friday, we spoke to the Telegraph's Roland Oliphant who is at the rally in Moscow which was organised by former deputy prime minister.
After the publishing of an independent document by Dr Pauric Travers aimed at ending the dispute over changes to the junior certificate. We are joined in studio by Pat King the general secretary of the ASTI to discuss the Travers document and any agreement with the Minister Jan O'Sullivan.