The Business (RTE)
The Fine Art of Haggling12/13/14
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...
The Future of Shopping
There has been a big pickup in the amount of internet shopping we're doing in recent years, what impact will this have on our local stores? To discuss whether drones will replace delivery men or whether robots will replace retailers, Sonya Lennon,...
Retailers and Suppliers
In recent years there have been brussel sprout wars, meat industry disputes, and a stream of stories about the big multiples shafting their suppliers. What's the day-to-day reality like on the ground? Thomas Burke, director of Retail Ireland, and...
Shop Assistants on the Christmas Frontline
We're in the middle of the busiest month for retailers. Around the country people are ordering their turkeys, stocking up on presents, and pushing their way through crowds. In the midst of all of that, are the shop assistants. Liam Geraghty finds out...
The Happy Pear Twins
David and Stephen Flynn from The Happy Pear started out their business ten years ago with a grocer's shop in Greystones. The venture has grown, first with a café and health food shop, then a second one, and then a sprout and wheatgrass farm. With...
There have been some suggestions lately that there could be a bitter future in store for chocolate lovers. Two of the big chocolate brands warned that consumer demand for the sweet treat will exceed cocoa supply by 2020. But is this really the case?...
Rugby World Cup 2023
It’s official, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are making a joint bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and the Taoiseach tells us he is bullish about our chances. “We’re not just applying,” he says, “We’re applying to win”. John...
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
George Monbiot, writing recently in the Guardian newspaper, called the Transatlantic trade talks that have been going on since February "a full-frontal assault on Democracy". Should we be worried about the road ahead? Mark Redmond, CEO of the American...
Next week will see a new beginning for one venture that once burned brightly on the Irish music scene. Keystone studio, based in the centre of Dublin, had a great record in music production. The likes of Sting, The Chieftains and Def Leppard all...
The issue of homelessness was brought into sharp focus this week,when Jonathan Corrie – a man who had slept rough for 22 years – was found dead just yards from the gates of Leinster House. Glenn Gannon is a former business man who was himself homeless...
The Foremost Business Figures in Fiction
Earlier this week the great and the good of Irish literature were in attendance at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, but how do business people, executives and the like fare when it's their turn on the page... Arts journalist and presenter of...
Andrew Craig, Deep Sea Explorer
Andrew Craig has gone to greater depths in search of his fortune than any other Irish person. He's Senior Project Manager with Odyssey Marine Exploration, a world leader in deep ocean exploration, and regularly recovers enormous hauls of silver and...
You know it’s officially Christmas when the Late Late Toy Show is in the rear view mirror. But what about the corporate gifts market? Will the pick up in the economy lead to an opening of purse strings from companies for their clients and staff? Our...
John Moran, Former Secretary General of the Department of Finance
John Moran became Secretary General of the Department of Finance at one of the most difficult periods in the history of the State. After two years in the post, he left it at the end of the summer.
Joe Schmidt's Leadership Style
we'll all have our fingers crossed for Ireland taking on Australia in the Aviva Stadium. The man with his fingers crossed the most I'm sure will be Joe Schmidt. And maybe my next guest rugby legend Frankie Sheehan. Frankie has been studying Joe...
The Intel Trinity
Intel has been a big employer here in Ireland for a quarter of a century. Michael S. Malone has just published "The Intel Trinity" a book all about the colourful past of the corporation and its founders - Robert Noyce, the son of a preacher; Gordon...
This week Snapchat, the social media messaging service favoured by 15 - 25 year olds, launched Snapcash, a new payment service that allows users to transfer money between friends via text message. Felicity McCarthy of Spark Digital and Ian Cleary, CEO...
One of Ireland's longest running magazines, Ireland's Own has been going strong since 1902. Based in Wexford, each week 40,000 people pick up the publication. Our reporter Liam Geraghty went behind the scenes to find out about the secrets to its...
John Ryan played a colourful role in Irish media back in the nineties and noughties. He was an editor of Magill magazine, and a founder of VIP magazine and New York Dog. He was also a regular on our TV screens, including a stint as Johnny Hansom in...
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