The weekend is almost here – and RTÉ.ie has got it covered.

In our new podcast Your Politics, Aine Lawlor and guests analyse the latest developments in the Dáil. This week we hear first hand what it's like to be a young politician. 

In sport, keep track of your province's progress as European club action returns this weekend with the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

Mary McGill on the who, what and why of celebrity culture.

And Sinann  Featherston’s 'Very Irish Christmas Gift Guide'.

All this and the very best of the week’s stories.