Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 6 October 2015
House prices have started to climb rapidly outside Dublin, but have fallen in the capital between June and September, according to the latest report by the property website Daft.ie.
While it is only the second recorded price decline in Dublin in more than three years, there are some striking increases elsewhere, with the average asking price in Limerick rising by 7.7 percent and rural areas seeing a 3.5 percent increase.
Joining Sean on the line was Tom Dunne, Head of the School of Surveying and Construction Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
daft.ie House Price Report: Q3 2015 - An infographic by the team at daft.ie
General Election before Christmas?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refused to rule out the possibility of a general election in November. Asked four times if he would call an election before Christmas each time he refused to deny that it would happen.
Speculation grew over the weekend of an impending election with bookmakers Paddy Power slashing the odds on a General Election next month to an unbackable three to one.
So what's the likelihood of its happening in the cold dark days of November? Frank Flannery, a former Fine Gael strategist and Director of Elections and Harry McGee, political correspondent with the Irish Times joined Sean this morning.
The vast majority of children attending the obesity clinic of Dublin's Temple Street Children's Hospital have been victims of bullying.
Many of those have self harmed, displayed symptoms of depression and anxiety and refused to leave the house because they are so self-conscious.
Obesity for a young person can be socially crippling, to discuss the impact of being overweight on young people and their families Sean was joined in studio by Annette, whose son Matthew attended the Temple St. Obesity Clinic and Aoife Brinkley, senior clinical psychologist at the hospital.
We've covered the issue of homelessness on this programme in recent weeks and the problems of families living in hotels or even sleeping on park benches. It's estimated that there are just under 5,000 homeless people in the country, mainly as a result of chronic shortage of houses in the capital.
Some people have found their own innovative solutions, among them a Dublin woman Susan Morgan who happily relocated to Co. Clare thanks to the intervention of a group called Rural Resettlement Ireland. Susan was on the line and Jim Connolly founder of RSI was in studio.