It's December 1st, Toy Show night - but before you get distracted by the Festive Cheer - it could be a Costly Christmas too with price hikes happening across a whole range of utility bills and public transport from today.
Mark Whelan of Bonkers.ie spoke to Drivetime this evening.
An investigation by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has found widespready exploitation of the fixed charge penalty notice system by senior gardai.
Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent for the Irish Examiner and Clare Daly, Independents for Change TD for Dublin Fingal spoke to Drivetime.
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 .