Possibly the most intense Irish diplomatic offensive ever is underway this week as the current phase of Brexit negotiations comes to a head.
Former Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton; and from Brussels by Politico's Senior EU Correspondent, Ryan Heath spoke to Drivetime.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter- the 'Notorious' Conor McGregor has appeared in court for speeding after being ordered to do so by a judge. The 29-year-old pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown Districut Court and was fined 400 euro.
Our Crime Correspondent Paul Reynolds was in court and he had this report.
The Public Accounts Committee heard today that Eight of the 100 highest earning Irish-based multi-nationals are paying no corporation tax at all.
Dr. Sheila Killian of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Limerick discussed this with the programme.
Taoiseach announced to the Dáil that Simon Coveney would be his new Tánaiste and Heather Humphreys would be the new Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation after the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald.
Josepha Madigan was elevated to Cabinet becoming the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and she spoke to Drivetime.
It's 50 years since the world's first heart transplant this life saving surgical-innovation and the Organ Donors and families who make it possible - are being celebrated around the world, today, from Capetown to Boston to Melbourne.
John Cooke had this report.
The war in Syria and the subsequent migrant crisis prompted Ireland to offer shelter to 4,000 people here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme two years ago. John Cooke revisits residents of Ballaghaderreen's Emergency Reception Centre .