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Li Jinyuan, the billionaire chief executive of China's Tiens Group Company, made headlines this week after bringing 6,400 of his staff on an all-expenses-paid trip to France. Colm Carey, Director of the Research Institute, isn't so sure it was a good...
Margaret Burgraff is a Corkwoman who has been a big player in some of the largest technology companies in the world. She has spent the last 20 years working for the likes of Apple, Palm, Hewlett Packard, and is now a Vice President at Intel's HQ in...
Helen Hall of IAASA
Helen Hall is the CEO of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA), which has responsibility for keeping all of Ireland's accountants and auditors in check, with a team of only 15. She spoke to Richard about needing some new...
The Breadski Brothers
The Breadski Brothers have been making a name for themselves all over the country with their brown breads and bloomers, seeded sandwiches and smart breads. They've even had the Taoiseach in to launch one of their new ranges. Our reporter Liam Geraghty...
"Vanity Capital" of the Super Rich
A recent report Merrill Lynch has given the unhinged consumerism of the super wealthy a new name - "Vanity Capital". It seems that it's a growing market; equating to over 3 trillion dollars right now, and likely to reach 4.5 trillion by 2018. Kirstie...
The Department of Finance and the Pillar Banks
This week, the Department of Finance was attempting, yet again, to strongarm the banks into passing on ECB interest rate cuts to their customers, and to deal fairly with the mortgage arrears crisis. Pat McCloughan, MD of PMCA economic consultants, and...
If you’ve been tinkering away in the garage to create a new invention, maybe you’ve reached the point where you have something on paper that you don’t have the skills to bring into the 3D world. Bluebridge Technologies was set up to help people turn...
The Entrepreneurial State
Prof. Marianna Mazucatto, author of “The Entrepreneurial State", was in Dublin yesterday to deliver a lecture for the Nevin Economic Research Institute. She believes that US companies should be giving more back, because they've benefitted hugely from...
Beer Wars - Craft vs. "Crafty"
The world’s population of beer connoisseurs has been steadily expanding over the last few years. But are there some big beer wars brewing? Aidan Sweeney, Beer Smellier, and Miriam Atkins from Food and Wine Magazine gave Conor an overview.
There’ll be plenty of Tories in London looking to celebrate this weekend, booking tables in the establishments that the Michelin have singled out as suitable for elites using their "Starred" rating system. David Moore has two such London restaurants...
David Cameron may find himself the leader of a majority government today, but he still has some negotiating to look forward to. Finian Buckey, Prof. of Organisational Psychology in DCU, has some advice on negotiating, and Aura McMenamin, travelled to...
The Markets and the British Election Results
Those of us who like to put our faith in the power of polls to predict outcomes had a rude awakening yesterday, as the Conservative Party in the UK managed to secure a majority in that country’s general election. Justin Urquhart-Stewart, MD of Seven...
The Mid-Life Career Crisis
Research from the University of Warwick in the UK indicates that the early forties is the most frequent age at which job satisfaction is at its lowest ebb, and that is when you're most likely to drift into a mid-life crisis… Louise Campbell, Managing...
This week saw the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, to the Viet Cong. That country’s more recent history has been marked by an economic and social transformation. Michael O’ Kane has this report on some Irish...
Around the World
Siobhan O’Connell of Business Plus magazine joined Richard in studio to guide him through some of the stories from global business and economics that might have escaped your attention, in our monthly “Around the World” segment, which is brought to us...
The power of money intrigued Kabir Seghal so much that he's travelled to 25 different countries to analyse the many different ways we interact with this ingenious invention. Based on this research, he has written “Coined: The Rich Life of Money and...
Stephen Faloon of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Thousands of amateur actors from all over Ireland will be trying to out-perform each other at the RTE all Ireland drama festival in Athlone this week, with no hope of financial reward. For Stephen Faloon of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, however, every...
Private Coach Operators
We are now over halfway through a 48-hour strike by workers at Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann, over the decision by the National Transport Authority and the Department of Transport to put ten percent of routes out to tender. What about the country's...
Lords of Strut
Canada's world-famous Cirque du Soleil cashed in its chips this week, selling a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn. So, there’s yet another good reason to run away and join the circus... Cormac and Cian, of...
Having started out as a company which was run from their homes selling a range of baby products online, Martina Craine and Suzanne Brownes' Clevamama now has more than 80 products of their very own, and distribution centres in Dublin, Britain, China...
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