Markets have just closed in Dublin and London, on a volatile day of trading.
The fall in share prices began in the US on Friday, with values falling a further 4.6% last night.
The Irish Times Cliff Taylor spoke to Drivetime.
Rural Ireland, broadband and train services, were on the agenda in the Dail this afternoon with the Taoiseach being asked about the delays in delivering high speed internet services countrywide, and tolday's revelations that most of the country's rail services could be under threat without significant investment.
One hundred years ago some women finally won the right to vote in this country. And it was feminists like Hannah Sheehy Skeffington who led the campaign and the suffage movement.
Brian Lally had this report.
From the latest doubts over broadband to another stark warning about the viability of regional rail networks those who live and work in rural areas say they need support and attention like never before.
Conor McCarthy of Jennings O'Donovan, Engineers, and Sligo Chamber of Commerce spoke to Drivetime.
To the hospital with a leaking roof, which has cancelled hundreds of surgeries.
The good news the roof is fixed. The bad news surgeries are still off and so, throngs of patients are in chronic pain.
Our reporter Barry Lenihan had the details.