The Business (RTE)
Over the last couple of years, Irish bands have gotten in on the crowdfunding act with musicians such as The Walls and Julie Feeney successfully crowd funding their musical ventures. Among those who have tried it out are Dublin band, The Pale. Lead...
Turnaround Specialists and Vulture Capitalism
Just six years after Waterford Wedgwood was bought out of receivership, its US private equity owners have put it up for sale for more than 650 million euro which would net them a profit of around 400 million. To talk about the whole concept of vulture...
Jobs with Free Gaffs
have you ever wondered what it was like to work where you live? Or what it’s like to get a house as part and parcel of your job? In the past this was a common occurrence with employers like the Guinness family, Cadburys and the Lever Brothers. But...
Patrick Coveney, has been at the helm of Greencore since 2008. The convenience foods giant employs in the region of 12,000 people and has 22 manufacturing locations in the UK and the US.
Inequality and the "Squeezed Middle"
This week the rich and powerful were all at the World Economic Forum at Davos. Earlier in the week, Oxfam warned that 1% of the world's population will soon own more than the other 99%. Steve Keen of Kingston University in London, and Eamon Delaney...
Working in the Elements
As clearing up continues after Storm Rachel wreaked havoc across the country, Liam Geraghty went out to meet the people that brave the elements everyday - hail, rain or snow...
This week the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced that they were doing their own work experiment -a staff exchange programme with the Irish aviation leasing company Avolon. Do such experiments work and what are their true value? Moira...
The term Quantitative Easing was bandied about in the news quite a bit this week, but what does it actually mean? And why is it making the headlines here and further afield? Joining Richard to help put us all at ease about "QE" was Brendan Keenan of...
Watching Wes Anderson’s nine times Oscar-nominated "The Grand Budapest Hotel", it’s hard to miss the detailed and visually-striking props and sets. Irish-based, Annie Atkins, was the lead graphic designer on the project, and the innovative talent...
Preparing for Business Failure
Last week, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Pendulum Summit that he felt Ireland was not preparing its young to deal with failure. He described ‘difficulty and failure’ as ‘inevitable companions’. His remarks prompted one woman contact the show......
Repossessions on the Rise
Given what the country has been through, there have been relatively few repossessions to date. Is that about to change? Joining Richard to discuss were Conall Mac Coille, Chief Economist at Davy Stockbrokers, and Ross Maguire of New Beginnings.
The dark days of January are brightening for some hardy workers who are trying to get a spring in their step on these winter mornings... If you feel like shaking off the cobwebs and raving your way into the day, you could go along to Morning...
Telling Lies at Work
Have you ever told a porker at work? It seems lots of us tell lies quite routinely. People who lie are said to be highly emotionally intelligent; they’re also brainy and have strong social skills. Richard was joined by Social psychologist, Karen Hand...
What is life really like in the closed kingdom of Kim Jong-un? We caught up with Felix Abt, who spent several years living and working in North Korea as a businessman, and has just published a book called 'A Capitalist In North Korea: My 7 Years...
This week a Massachusetts Judge, Frank Bailey, delivered a damning ruling relating to the former Anglo Irish Bank Chief David Drumm. Drumm isn't the only person involved in the banking crash who is being sued for money. Editor of the Sunday Business...
Emmet O'Connell is son of Irish emigrants and was raised in New York. He was responsible for several stock market launches with oil, gas and minerals companies. Most recently he's been involved in the Great Western Mining Corporation. In the past, he...
The Business Entertainment Special Part 2
The panel was then joined by internationally successful Irish songwriters Ruth-Anne Cunningham and Craig Walker to talk about their business models. Liam Geraghty reported on the the blood, sweat and tear of professional ballet dancers, all capped off...
The Business Entertainment Special Part 1
To usher Christmas in with a touch of magic, Richard was joined in studio by celebrated film director Jim Sheridan, and traditional music legends Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, to discuss spending a lifetime in entertainment. For a breath of brisk...
The Fine Art of Haggling
Keeping with the theme of retail, Richard was joined by a man who reveals all about the art of getting a bargain. Colm Carey is a consumer psychologist, director of market research firm The Research Institute, and a champion haggler...
Sorting the Christmas Post
We have already heard about the trials and tribulations of shop staff, but there are plenty of other workers for whom Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Earlier this week we took a trip to An Post's Mail Centre in Dublin, where we met the...
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