Leo Varadkar new job as Minister for Health, has been described as a "poison chalice" and he is cutting short his summer holidays to try and read himself into the brief of what is arguably the toughest position at cabinet.
He joins Keelin this morning to talk about the challenges that lie ahead for him.
A three day ceasefire has come into effect in the GAZA strip after four weeks of fighting which Gaza officials say killed 1,800 Palestinians. 67 Israelis, many of them soldiers, have also died in the conflict. John Cutliffe a Buncrana man joins Keelin from East Jerusalem
Recently Kerry County Council proposed a nationwide ban on political parties raising money through church gate collections.
The church gate was once a significant source of funds for political parties - so too were membership fees and corporate donations, as membership decreases and the rules on donations tighten, to whom and to what entities do political machines now look for the money which drives them?
Des Peelo, Noel Whelan and Teresa Reidy join Keelin to discuss
Former Taoiseach John Bruton has called on the government to commorate the centerary of the HOme Rule Bill coming into law on teh 18th September 1914, rather then focus on what he describes as a "completely unnecessary" Easter Rising & War of Independence. John Bruton and historian Tim Pat Coogan join Keelin.
If you're worried you've left it too late to take a summer holiday - fear not. There is still time to book a few weeks in the sun
Consumer journalist Sinead Ryan is here with her tips for getting the best offers
These days, we use our phones for everything from hailing taxis to getting fit. And now you can add browsing potential lovers to that list as the so-called 'hook-up' app Tinder has revolutionised the dating scene in Ireland - Tinder user Tanya Sweeney, and matchmaker Willie Daly from the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival and comedian & Tinder user Danny O Brien all join Keelin