The Business (RTE)
French workers were back protesting with the usual verve this week, which saw the shirts and suits of some of Aer France's senior management literally being ripped off their backs, as they tried to flee over fences away from disgruntled workers. Dr...
Business Insights for Educators
Public-Private Partnership is not a new concept, but many companies around the country are now looking at it in a whole new way. Liam Geraghty travelled to Drogheda in Co. Louth, to take a roll call of participants in one such project…
Let's See if it Floats...
Denis O'Brien's attempts to bring Digicel public this week has been big news, with many speculating about the impact of the postponed "Initial Public Offering", or IPO. Domhnal Slattery of Avalon Aerospace has recently been through the IPO ringer...
Noel Pearson has been the producer of some of the most iconic movies in the Irish archive, and is still working to bring filmmakers' visions to the screen. Now in his 70s, he joined Richard to talk about his experiences working with some of the...
Budgetary Horse Trading
There's only three days to go until Budget 2016 will be revealed, and - as Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin get close to the finishing line - there's still lots of horse-trading going on behind the scenes. Richard joined by two former...
Leadership Lessons from the Bard
William Shakespeare has often been used as a source of business wisdom, with books like "Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership" and "Shakespeare on Management" lining shelves in bookstores worldwide. Liam Geraghty investigates whether these tomes hold...
Figures from the ESRI feature regularly in Irish headlines, and its director since 2006 has been Frances Ruane. She has just retired from that role, and spoke to Richard about the experience of running such an organisation throughout such a difficult...
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
Something we hear a lot about is how difficult it has been for small and medium businesses to get money from the banks in recent years. Nick Ashmore - CEO of the recently established SBCI, a "Strategic Banking Corporation" - and Cormac Lucey,...
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been dubbed "The World's Greatest Living Explorer" by the Guinness Book of Records, and he was in Dublin this week delivering some motivational advice at an Investec High Performance Breakfast. He was telling those gathered how...
Ireland vs. Italy
Tomorrow, Ireland takes on Italy in their third pool game of the Rugby World Cup. While Irish fans are confident their have the upper hand in the line out, scrum and rolling maul, how would we fare in an economic head to head?
Digicel Takes on the Internet Giants
It's well known that Irish businessman Denis O'Brien doesn't shy away from a challenge. This time, he's taking on Google, Facebook and other such internet giants.Karlin Lillington, technology journalist and columnist with the Irish Times, joined...
Following the blanket coverage this week of the Volkswagen emissions scandal in the US, the company’s Chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn, tendered his resignation. To discuss the plight of leading a company through a crisis, Orlaith Carmody - author...
Ralph Slazenger bought the Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow in 1961. The estate hosted half a million visitors last year and was voted by National Geographic as the third best garden to visit in the world. Richard paid a visit to the Co. Wicklow Estate,...
Selling Groceries Online
The grocery market in Ireland has become particularly competitive in recent years. And one aspect of that market which has grown in line with customer demand is the online order and home delivery sector. Liam Geraghty went out to meet some of the...
Bill Gilbane's great-grandfather left Ireland during the famine, and went on to set up a business which has become one of the biggest construction companies in America. It now has members of the fourth, fifth and sixth generation of the family working...
Entrepreneurs and Taxes
Ireland has been described as the “Best Small Country in the World to do Business” on a number of occasions, but how does the Irish tax system treat smaller companies? Niamh Bushnell, the Dublin Commissioner for Startups, and Brian Caulfield, Chairman...
Car Sales in Ireland recently exceeded 100 thousand for the first time since 2008, and with the Frankfurt Motor Show in full swing, Motoring Journalist Olive Keogh joined Richard in studio to discuss the changing landscape of the automotive industry.
Other People's Money
John Kay is a professor at the London School of Economics and a columnist with the Financial Times. His new book, "Other People's Money", takes a look at the history of the financial sector and whether it is really as profitable as it seems....
Around The World
Siobhan O'Connell from Business Plus and BizPlus.ie joins Richard for our monthly look at the business stories making headlines around the globe.
An estimated 350,000 people around the country took part in Culture Night this year, with many companies taking out their chequebook to have their name associated with an artistic endeavour. Reporter Liam Geraghty ask just how cosy can the...
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