The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, speaks to us about the Government's preliminary inquiry into the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway, and the Church's approach to any investigation.
In 1997, former RTE journalist Mike Milotte investigated how thousands of children from the homes were adopted by American couples. He discusses how he discovered that some of the basic safeguards were simply ignored.
A discussion with historian Cliona Rattigan who has carried out research into how hundreds of single women, who became pregnant and felt that they could not keep their child and decided to kill their babies, were charged and convicted with infanticide between 1925 and the late 1950's. Some listeners may find this section disturbing.
Two years ago, EU leaders committed to breaking the "vicious circle between banks and sovereigns", and specific reference was made to the Irish financial sector. To date there has been no form of financial assistance made here. UCD economist Karl Whelan discusses the options.
Journalist Diarmaid Fleming discusses the consequences of pyrite contamination as the Department of the Environment confirms an investigation is ongoing into reports that a number of building sites in Leinster have received delivery of concrete blocks which may have been contaminated with pyrite.