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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock.

A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock.
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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock.

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English


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Brexit, Trade Wars & Stock Market Wobbles

12/12/2018
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What could derail Ireland's economic recovery next year? Ciarán talks to Megan Greene, Global Chief Economist of Manulife/John Hancock Asset Management in New York, Equity Analyst at Investec, Owen Callan and Cliff Taylor, about the international variables that could influence Ireland's growth prospects in 2019: Brexit, the US-China trade war and global stock markets. But first, Laura Slattery has a roundup of some of the other stories in the news this week, including RTÉ salaries, Primark...

Duration:00:34:20

FAI Finance Director Eamon Breen / Corporation Tax Boost / Brexit

12/5/2018
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Why are Republic of Ireland football managers paid so well? That’s just one of the questions Ciarán puts to FAI finance director Eamon Breen on this week’s podcast. He talks about where the association is investing its money in the sport, the debt it is currently carrying and he reveals how much money the businessman Denis O’Brien contributed to the FAI's finances over the years. Plus: Cliff Taylor explains why the corporate tax take was up last month and why a surprise budget surplus looks...

Duration:00:43:18

Business of Sport: Irish Sports Agents

11/28/2018
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Sports agents have never been as big a part of the sporting landscape in Ireland as in some other countries, but that is slowly changing. Today Ciaran Hancock and Michael O'Keeffe talk to two people working in the field in Ireland about their businesses and their unique perspective on the business of sport. Niall Woods is CEO of Rugby Agents Ireland and Sinead Galvin is founder of Galvin Sports Management But first, Michael O'Keeffe has a roundup of all the month's biggest sports business...

Duration:00:39:32

Tech Stocks Stumble; Sky-High Rents at Capital Dock; Aid:Tech Wins at Innovation Awards

11/21/2018
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The 2018 Irish Times Innovation Awards took place last night and the overall winner is Aid:Tech. The company's platform enables entitlements like aid, welfare, remittances, donations and healthcare to be digitised and delivered through blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner. Ciarán caught up with Niall Dennehy, co-founder and COO, right after his big win last night. Plus, Fiona Reddan on the new benchmark for rents in the capital: €3,300 for a two-bed apartment in the...

Duration:00:28:32

Mediacon Summit, Brexit & Innovation Awards

11/14/2018
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Mediacon Summit co-founder Steve McCormack talks to Laura Slattery about the TV business and why the Irish television industry needs to look overseas for co-production opportunities. Later, Cliff Taylor explains the latest Brexit developments and what the possible outcomes could be. But first, Michael McAleer previews the upcoming Irish Times Innovation Awards and some of the novel business ideas set to be recognised during the ceremony.

Duration:00:31:52

EU Digital Tax Disharmony, 100% Club Launches, Ryanair Sackings

11/7/2018
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This week: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be happy with the outcome of Tuesday’s Ecofin meeting, which saw his German counterpart suggest a two year delay on the introduction of a digital sales tax and the French propose a compromise, or to borrow a Brexit term, a backstop measure. Europe editor Patrick Smyth and Olivia Buckley of the Irish Tax Institute join Ciaran to discuss how the tax will work and why Ireland is so opposed to it. Plus: The 100% Club launched on the fringes of...

Duration:00:36:10

"We Blew €500k on Our Name" - Teamwork.com's Daniel Mackey & Peter Coppinger / UK Budget Analysis

10/31/2018
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This year's winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland awards, Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger, are the founders and leaders of Teamwork.com, a Cork-based Saas (software as a service) company. They talk to Ciarán about their ambition to build a €450 million-revenue company, going where the talent is (which isn't Dublin), not needing funding despite spending their savings on their url, and their advice for wannabe entrepreneurs. Later we hear from Denis Staunton in London and Cliff...

Duration:00:30:30

The Business of Sport: Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson

10/24/2018
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Today's guest: Former stockbroker Mick Dawson took over as Leinster Rugby CEO in 2001. Since then Mick has overseen the transformation of Leinster Rugby into one of the genuine powerhouses of the European game, claiming four Heineken Cups and numerous other successes along the way. In that time, support for both the province and the game in general has grown considerably with Leinster very much now a firm part of the Dublin and Irish sporting fabric. Plus: positive news for sport in Ireland...

Duration:00:42:04

Interview: AIB Chief Executive, Bernard Byrne

10/17/2018
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On this week’s show AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne is in the hot seat to answer questions on a wide variety of topics including housing and rip-off mortgage rates, Brexit, bankers’ salaries and bonuses, when Irish taxpayers will be fully repaid for the bailout and whether he gets any hate mail. Ciarán also asks why, a decade after the financial crisis, trust in the banks is still being eroded by scandals like the tracker mortgage controversy.

Duration:00:51:44

Budget 2019 Special with Fiach Kelly, Fiona Reddan, Cliff Taylor and Liam Diamond

10/9/2018
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Paschal Donohoe’s Budget 2019 has a little something for everyone, but the goodies are spread widely across tax and welfare. The decision to restore VAT to 13.5 per cent for hotels, restaurants and hairdressers will be a hot topic, though perhaps not quite as hot as the lack of action on the carbon tax, in a week when climate change experts delivered their starkest ever predictions on global warming. The ‘squeezed middle’ will gain €250 a year, €1.25bn has been allocated for social housing,...

Duration:00:27:12

Budget 2019: Scrooge, Santa or Sensible? / Ryanair in a Tailspin

10/3/2018
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September tax returns give Paschal Donohoe little scope for surprise giveaways in Budget 2019, unless he raises taxes elsewhere. Will that see hoteliers lose their coveted 9 per cent VAT rate? Is it possible to Brexit-proof the economy? Ahead of the announcement next Tuesday, Chief economist at KBC Bank Austin Hughes and Irish Times business journalist Eoin Burke-Kennedy go through the numbers. Also: There was further turbulence at Ryanair this week after it issued a profit warning and...

Duration:00:41:23

The Guarantee, Ten Years On - With Simon Carswell

9/26/2018
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It is ten years since the decision was taken to guarantee six Irish banks, a decision that has been debated ever since. Public Affairs Editor Simon Carswell, then Finance Correspondent, takes us back to the day for a fresh look at what took place. Produced in association with Irish Life.

Duration:00:34:23

Peter McKenna on the GAA's Year & Croke Park's Future - The Business of Sport

9/19/2018
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Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna talks to Ciarán Hancock and Michael O'Keeffe about another financially successful year for the GAA, how the organisation raises funds (including the controversial Sky deal) and what the future holds for Croke Park. But first Michael has his regular roundup of the major stories in the business of sport, including Nike's big gamble on Colin Kaepernick paying off, the strength of Ladies Gaelic Football and takeover moves in English rugby.

Duration:00:37:34

Rent: Will Tackling AirBnB Make a Difference? / Ryanair's AGM Media Ban

9/12/2018
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Under an information-sharing agreement with the Revenue Commissioners, Airbnb is to hand over data on thousands of hosts in Ireland who let out property via the website in 2017. It comes as regulations for greater enforcement in the short-term lettings market are set to be announced next week. But will the new regulations help ease the rental market crisis? Fiona Reddan explains. In an unprecedented move for an Iseq-listed company, Ryanair has banned news media from attending its AGM. But is...

Duration:00:27:52

Warnings on Economy as Budget Nears / What Inspectors Mean for INM

9/5/2018
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With Brexit on the way, should we aim to spend less next year and run a surplus? Central Bank governor Philip Lane has issued a warning suggesting as much to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Eoin Burke Kennedy and Cliff Taylor have analysis. How bad is this week's court ruling for INM and former chairman Leslie Buckley? Mark Paul explains. Plus: Brexit, Ryanair & more with Pater Hamilton.

Duration:00:37:03

Inside Lidl: A Tour of the Rebuilt Fortunestown Store

8/29/2018
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Everyone remembers the wanton destruction of Lidl in Fortunestown, Tallaght last March as the snows of Storm Emma enveloped the country. Now the store has been rebuilt, bigger, better and hopefully sturdier than ever. Ciaran Hancock gets a tour of the store and talks to Alan Barry, Lidl Ireland's Director of Property, about the German discount retailer's plan for growth and some other difficult issues facing the company in Ireland. Inside Business is produced in association with Irish Life.

Duration:00:27:10

Housing Measures Kick In / After The Bailout, What Next For Greece?

8/22/2018
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New CSO figures reveal an uptick in new housing construction. Good news for those seeking a home? Sadly its not that simple. Eoin Burke Kennedy and Cliff Taylor discuss. Plus, we talk to economist Phyllis Papadavid of the Overseas Development Institute in Athens about the state of the Greek economy today as the state exits its third and final bailout programme. But first Eoin Burke Kennedy has some of the week's most interesting business news, including figures revealing our national...

Duration:00:33:30

Turkey in Crisis, Aryzta Cash Call, Web Summit U-Turn

8/15/2018
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Turkey has been hit by a currency crisis in the past week that, coupled with a tense stand-off with Donald Trump, threatens to wreak havoc on the country. Are we in a new era of ‘strongman economics’? And what is the potential for contagion across the EU? Chief economist at Manulife and John Hancock Asset Management, Megan Greene, joins Cliff Taylor and Ciaran Hancock to discuss. Also on the podcast: Aryzta has announced that it intends to raise €800 million from investors. Joe Brennan has...

Duration:00:35:21

"The Relationship Has Broken Down": Leslie Buckley & INM / Is Distance Tax A Good Idea?

8/8/2018
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The relationship between former Independent News and Media chairman Leslie Buckley and his erstwhile employers has turned very sour indeed, as revealed by an exchange of letters between solicitors acting for Buckley and INM. Mark Paul talks us through the story on today's podcast. He also looks at the news that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is considering axing the 9% VAT rate for hotels and guesthouses. But first, Peter Hamilton has a roundup of this week's other stories including...

Duration:00:40:00

Business of Sport: FAI's John Delaney

8/1/2018
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Ciarán Hancock and regular co-host Michael O'Keeffe of Teneo PSG sat down last week with John Delaney, CEO of the Football Association of Ireland, to talk about his role and how the beautiful game is run in Ireland. Topics include the finances of the organisation, finding a sustainable model for the League of Ireland, his management style and salary and his future plans. But first Michael has the latest business of sport news.

Duration:00:48:02