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The Secrets of the Humble 9907/25/15
With its vanilla creaminess, fresh crunchy cone and of course the sweet crumbly chocolate topping, the 99 has long been a staple of the Irish Summer. But don't let its simplicity fool you, there's more to the humble cone than meets the eye. Liam...
The always-on-worker has become an increasingly common species in the modern office. But what is never switching off actually doing to our well being and to our productivity? Executive Learning Director of the Irish Management Institute, Fabio Grassi...
The Business of Clinical Trials
It has been a big week for pharmaceutical news, as both a vaccine for malaria and a breakthrough Alzheimer's drug appear to be one step closer to reality. Darragh O’Loughlin, President of the Pharmaceutical Group of the EU, and Dominic Coyle, Deputy...
Around the World
From a row between a popstar and four elderly nuns in LA to the search for alien life in Russia, Siobhan O Connell from Business Plus Magazine joined Jonathan for our monthly look at the business news stories making the headlines around the world.
Joanna Gardiner, MD of Ovelle Pharmaceutical
Taking over a family business that's been around since 1934 may be daunting enough but when it involves the constantly evolving and ever more complex and sophisticated skincare industry, that task is even more of a challenge. Joanna Gardiner, MD of...
Property Developers at the Banking Inquiry
While An Taoiseach Enda Kenny's testimony at the Banking Inquiry made a lot of the headlines this week, the inquiry also heard from three boom time property developers, Sean Mulryan, Michael O Flynn and Joe O Reilly. Mark Paul, business journalist...
Casting an Eye on the Critics
This week, Irish Times critic Eileen Battersby, ended up being the centre of attention in writing circles when she wrote a negative review of Paul Murray's latest novel The Mark and The Void. But can critics really impact the bottom line? Reporter...
The Winning Formula for Kids' Movies
Last weekend the Irish animation movie Song of the Sea was released here alongside the big-hitter Minions. So how does an Irish film compete and what's the formula for a box office winning kids movie? Justin MacGregor, from the Department of Film...
In the Blood
What do Sonia O Sullivan and Padraig Harrington have in common? Aside from being world class athletes, they've also both been through the hands of Orreco, a company that analyses the blood of athletes to optimise their performance. Dr Brian Moore, its...
Two years ago the city of Detroit filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy. The situation at the time looked very very bleak. The man who was appointed emergency manager of Detroit, Kevyn Orr, tells Jonathan about being tasked with bringing Detroit back from...
Transparency in Business
Is business culture in Ireland too pally and lacking transparency? To discuss this, Jonathan was joined by Padraic White, former Managing Director of the IDA and current chairman of certification Europe, Norman Crowley, owner of Crowley Carbon and...
Stags and Hens
Well this weekend is one of the most popular for stags and hens. We all know of the places that are favoured by the feathered boas brigade - places like Kilkenny, Carrick-on-Shannon and Temple Bar. But there are new suggestions on the horizons, much...
The Working Life of Caddies
Rory McIlroy was all over the news this week because of his inability to take part in the British open. But what about the men and women behind the golfing stars, the caddies. Colin Byrne, a pro tour caddy for Ernie Ellies and Jude O'Reilly a former...
IOUs Across Europe
We're all well aware of the enormous debts that the Greeks have on their shoulders. But such IOUs between European countries are not new. Dr William Mulligan, senior lecturer in History in UCD joined Conor to look at some historic examples.
Lighting Up The Developing World
When we think of the ESB most of us probably think of electricity bills. But one element of the ESB that might not be so familiar is its international division. Ollie Brogan the man at the helm of ESB International joined Conor in studio.
Greek Endgame Again
In the very early hours of Saturday morning the Greek parliament voted to back a government package of economic reforms aimed at ending the country's debt crisis and securing a new bailout. Conor was joined from Athens by Ruadhan MacCormaic of The...
Sound Designer, Alma Kelliher
Alma Kelliher is a composer and sound designer who works primarily in theatre, including productions by the National Theatre in London and Rough Magic in Ireland. She joined Richard to explain the nature of her work, and gave a demostration of pieces...
Mad Cap Designs
The most enduring examples of good design are both beautiful and functional, things we simply cannot live without. However, there are also quite a few designs that we would quite happily live without. To take us through a few of the strangest and...
Designing Successful Cities
From parking spaces to playgrounds, design affects every aspect of city living. But are Irish cities well designed? And can good design really transform disgruntled city residents into happy ones? Ali Grehan is Dublin City architect and joined Richard...
The History of the Skirt
The skirt has seen many reincarnations, as a result ofchanging fashiontrendsand even economic ones. Fashion historian, writerandfounderofThe Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours, Ruth Griffin, takes us through the history of the skirt.
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