The Business (RTE)
Who Does the Office Housekeeping?08/22/15
There have been a few stories of late that point to continued sexism in the workplace - this week a survey was published showing eight of ten Irish women are subjected to sexist jokes at work. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has also been critical of how...
Peer-to-Peer Business Lending
A number of Irish websites, including Linked Finance and Grid Finance, have been attempting to connect SMEs with members of the public who have money to invest for the right returns. Liam Geraghty has been finding out more…
From Boardroom to Book Launch
Great writers often cut their teeth in fields far removed from the page, but could the can-do determination that gets people to the top in business translate to success in the world of the printed word? Two former high-flying executives that have...
Around the World
From cutting back on big birthdays in Japan to Santa’s wobbly bottom line in Lapland, Siobhan O’Connell from Business Plus magazine takes a look at some of the global stories that might have escaped your attention in our monthly “Around the World”...
Declan Ganley’s position as the face and voice of Libertas during their successful campaign for a “No” Vote in the 2008 Lisbon Treaty Referendum first brought him to public attention, and ensured plenty of media coverage, as did later less successful...
The Branded Individual
Brian O’Driscoll took the next step in his post-sporting career by launching a website this week. It’s a phenomenon that we’re starting to see a lot more of, as celebrities seek to turn their popularity into profits. Jenny Taaffe of iZest, and John...
There was a time in Ireland when no night out was truly complete until we’d made it past the bouncer, swapped our jacket for a cloakroom ticket we would soon lose, and cut the rug on the dancefloor of the local nightclub. Our own Liam Geraghty dusted...
Alain De Botton is a Swiss-born philosopher and writer who has made a name for himself writing about philosophy’s relevance to everyday life. He has written extensively on the world of work and our relationship with it. Alain has just released a new...
Flanagan of Largo at the Coronet
Eddie Izzard, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock are just three of the hundreds of big name comedians that have worked the main stage of the Largo in Los Angeles, and Belfast boy Mark Flanagan has been the owner and impresario there since 1992.
The eyes of the world have been on movements in China this week, as the ruling Communist government there chose to devalue the yuan in response to an economic slowdown that comes after decades of unparalleled expansion. Dr Declan Jordan, from UCC, and...
Travelling the length and breadth of the country with a boot full of sequins and synthesizers is all part of a night's work for Ireland's jobbing performers. Reporter Liam Gerraghty joined the ranks of the roadies and met with some of our hardest...
Rowan Manahan, Career Management Expert and Managing Director of Fortify Services, filled Richard in on some of the more Machiavellian strategies to secure a long-run in a leadership role.
Business Figures in Politics
Donald Trump appears to be making headway in the race for the Republican nomination.Would our own Government benefit from a bit more business sense? Eamonn McCann, Journalist, Author and Political Activist, who joins us from Derry and Norah Casey,...
Two of Ireland's Jerry Maguires - Niall Woods, former rugby player and Managing Director of Navy Blue sports management agency, and David McHugh of Lineup, a sports media agency - spoke to Richard about the business behind the balls.
John Plender: Money, Morals and Markets
Ever since the financial crisis an increasing number of commentators have been questioning the merits of a capitalist economic structure. John Plender, a senior columnist with the Financial Times, has been looking back at the history of capitalism to...
The National Lottery
Premier Lotteries Ireland has announced that the lottery is getting a makeover. What's the business logic behind the move? Simon Wilson, Head of the Statistics Department at Trinity College Dublin,and Donal O Donavan, Deputy Business Editor of The...
When Life is a Carnival
The summer tunes may well be overshadowed by the buzz of bumper cars, the whir of the candy floss machines, and the clatter of arcade games as the fun fair rolls into town. Our reporter Liam Geraghty caught up with the Pipers, one of Ireland's oldest...
Songs of the Summer
The songs of the summer conjure up memories of beaches, airports and bad dancing, Stuart Clarke, deputy editor of Hot Press, and James Byrne of Any Other City Records - who is also a lecturer at BIMM College of Music - peruse the economics of the...
Following news that Iranian sanctions are to be lifted following a landmark deal with the US, among others, the international business community is viewing Iran. But what did these sanction achieve when they were in place? Dr. Karen Devine,...
If you've ever dreamed of a distant relative leaving you untold millions, a company that has recently opened an Irish branch might be the answer to your prayers. Daniel Curran, managing director of Finders International UK, and Padraic Grennan of...
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