Tens of thousands of people today received offers of places on 3rd level courses.
The CAO first round is the principal pathway into college and university for most Irish students.
Niall Murray is education correspondent of the Irish Examiner and Professor Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University and they spoke to the programme.
Police in Catalonia hunting the Barcelona terror attack suspect have shot dead a man who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt in Subirats, west of Barcelona.
Our Europe Correspondent Tony Connelly joined us from Barcelona.
Irishwoman Samantha Power was ambassador to the United Nations during Barack Obama's second term in the White House.
Samantha Power is in Ireland at the moment... and will give a public interview in Waterville, Co Kerry, next weekend.
But before that, she spoke to Drivetime.
We have new figures from the Courts Services today detailing how much was paid into the poor box system in District Courts last year.
Journalist Anne Lucey and Ken Murphy, of the Law Society of Ireland spoke to Drivetime.
A total solar eclipse will sweep across parts of the US later day.
The rare phenomenon will see day turned into night for two minutes in 14 states on a path stretching from the west to east coasts.
Frances McCarthy, Education officer and astronomer at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork spoke to Drivetime.