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It has been a tough week for Simon Harris the Health Minister. He has been fighting battles on multiple fronts. The Children's Hospital overruns and the nurses' strike have put the Minister under huge pressure. 

Internationally, the Brexit clock continues to count down. Another Minister who had difficulties finding the correct answers was Transport Minister Shane Ross when he appeared before politicians anxious to hear if drivers would face difficulties crossing the border after a hard Brexit.

This week Aine Lawlor is joined by RTÉ's Paul Cunningham, Mícheál Lehane, Conor McMorrow, Mary Regan and David Murphy.