The Brexit cliff edge has been averted and the Halloween extension buys all the players some time.

RTÉ's Your Politics podcast is available here on Stitcher and iTunes with the latest from Brussels and Dublin.

This week the podcast hears from RTÉ’s political correspondent Paul Cunningham and Ryan Heath, political editor of Politico, who covered the EU Summit in Brussels where the extension was agreed.

At home politicians had football on their minds.

John Delaney the former CEO of the Fooball Assocation of Ireland was before the Transport, Tourism and Sports Committee.

Mr Delaney was asked to explain why he had lent the FAI €100,000 in 2017. But his answers led to criticism from some TDs.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister Simon Harris was being questioned by the Health Committee over his decision to offer free repeat smear tests to women in the wake of the cervical check controversy.

Political Correspondent Micheal Lehane and reporters Aisling Kenny and Conor McMorrow discuss what happened at the committees and the effect of a recent court judgment.