The local and European elections are one week away and the politicians are calling to the doors seeking votes.

The debate is being dominated by concerns about additional expenditure on the National Broadband Plan and the Children’s Hospital.

On the Your Politics podcast presenter Aine Lawlor is joined by the RTÉ politics team of Mícheál Lehane, Mary Regan and David Murphy.

The podcast is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher and Soudcloud.

The RTÉ team discusses how UK Prime Minister Theresa May has set a timetable for an election of a new leader of the Tory party after a vote on the proposed Withdrawal Agreement of Britain from the EU.

At the same time the race is on to find a successor for the top job in the European Commission. The powerful position is currently held by Jean Claude Junker.

Among the contenders is Margrethe Vestager who has locked horns with Ireland over the country's tax arrangements with Apple.

This week it emerged the European Commission’s competition arm, which she leads, is opening a formal investigation into Irish insurance companies.