The Fine Gael conference got underway in Galway this afternoon with an address to party members form the Taoiseach. He spoke about reducing income tax, the delivery of new homes and the improving the health services as key aims for the government in the next few months.
Fergal Keane had this report.
The High Court has quashed a decision by the Minister for Health to order an inquiry into patient welfare at the National Maternity Hospital.
Mary Carolan is Courts Correspondent with The Irish Times joined Drivetime for the latest on this.
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 .