As the Dail returned after the Christmas break politicians dealt with the harrowing Mother and Baby home investigation and heard the Taoiseach Micheál Martin issue a State apology.
This week Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik joins presenter Mary Regan and guests Mícheál Lehane and Sandra Hurley for the Your Politics podcast.
The RTÉ team also discuss when schools might reopen and why backbenchers on all parties want to see more progress on the roll out of vaccines for Covid-19.
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