The Business (RTE)
Goats Don't Shave07/26/14
Pat Gallagher is a man who is well-used to a life on the road. He and his band “Goats Don't Shave” shot to fame and fortune with “Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)" in the early 90's. He gave up touring for a while, but he's back on the road again...
Reaping Rewards from Relaxation
We all know how important it is to be getting the work-life balance right, but there are plenty of businesses who actually make money from our attempts to unwind. We've been catching up with some businesses in the northwest who are hoping to be big...
The Voya Voyage
Neil and Mark Walton have a business just around the corner in Strandhill where they're building an empire based on seaweed. Their company, Voya Seaweed Baths and Beauty Products, has gone from strength to strength in recent years and they join us in...
How Alan Dukes De-Stresses
Whether you live in Strandhill or not, we all know that it's important to find a way to de-stress. Alan Dukes is well known for his political career as the former leader of Fine Gael. More recently, he was tasked with cleaning up Anglo, or the Irish...
The Work/Life Balance Question
We're joined by Aoife Porter of Bua Marketing and Matt Griffiths to discuss leaving city life and careers behind to make their own way as business owners on the West coast. We're also joined by Alma McCarthy of NUI Galway, who has studied the issue of...
In our special programme from County Sligo, we're looking at the work-life balance conundrum amidst the beautiful scenery of the seaside town of Strandhill. First, local businessman, Neil Byrne of Mammy Johnston's Icecream Parlour meets us on the...
Conductors have the unique position of having to lead a team in front of thousands of people without saying a word. David Brophy is a freelance orchestra conductor and former Principal Conductor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Bernie Sherlock is a...
Suits You Sir
It seems that the stalwart of office attire, the old fashioned suit, is making a comeback. From ultimate fighters like Conor McGregor to those wrestling with nine to five office environments, it seems that everyone is fond of the three piece suit. We...
The Follies of Fashion
Kirstie Clements was at the helm of Vogue in Australia for 13 years. That role gave her a unique insight into the cut-throat world beyond the catwalk. She's just published a book on her experiences called The Vogue Factor. She joins us from Sydney.
Coming Out In The Workplace
This week Australia's most successful Olympian ever and BBC commentator Ian Thorpe, came out to Michael Parkinson after years of denying that he was gay. We're joined now by two people to share their stories of being gay in the workplace. Margot...
New Direction For Nama
This week Nama announced plans to turn Dublin's docklands into Ireland's version of London's Canary Wharf. It also declared its intention to build 22,000 homes in the capital and develop vacant sites in Cork, Limerick, and elsewhere, all in the next...
The Mysteries of Mediation
It was a week when a mediator would have come in handy, not just for the Garth Brooks debacle, but also in the on-again, off-again cabinet reshuffle. We're joined by Roisin O'Shea from Arc Mediation to discuss the mysteries of mediation.
The Reality of Dream Jobs
This week Netflix advertised for what some might consider a dream job. They're going to pay people to watch TV for a living, to tag content for their 48 million subscribers. But are dream jobs always as great as we imagine them to be? We gave our man...
After The Lights Go Out
Robbie Fox is a man who's been a stalwart of Dublin's night life for decades. His career began collecting glasses in a Ballymum pub, and he went on to own a number of restaurants and bars, the most famous of which was Renards. But in 2009, he lost it...
Brazil Beyond The World Cup
After the World Cup final takes place tomorrow night, the eyes of the world will move on from Brazil. But where next for a country whose economic issues have been highlighted by their hosting of the tournament? We're joined by columnist and economist...
The Greyhound Dispute
Workers for waste management company Greyhound Recycling have been on strike since June 17th when its directors announced wage cuts of up to 35%. We're joined by the brothers who own the company, Michael and Brian Buckley. We're also joined by trade...
Emotions at Work
After Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura gained worldwide notoriety for being very much in touch with his emotions, we wondered about emotion in the workplace, should we feel them and not fight them? Dr. Ysuelt Freeney of DCU Business School and...
Triathlons, Adventure Racing and Extreme Obstacle Course
All over the country, every weekend, you'll see signposts pointing the way to runs, cycles, swims and even extreme obstacle courses. But is there money to be made from triathlons and extreme sports, and - if so - is it in the premier division or the...
This week, the ESB and Vodafone signed a joint venture agreement to invest €450m into building a 100% fibre broadband network across Ireland. If approved by the EC, it will propel Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries....
Controversy was served up this week when the Cameroon team were accused of match fixing in the World Cup Group Stages, which has been strenuously denied. How widespread is match fixing, where is it happening and how does it all work? We're joined from...
- Dublin, Ireland