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RTÉ - The Business

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The Business is a 1 hour show looking at business and enterprise in Ireland hosted by George Lee.

The Business is a 1 hour show looking at business and enterprise in Ireland hosted by George Lee.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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The Business is a 1 hour show looking at business and enterprise in Ireland hosted by George Lee.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 1850-715150


Episodes

Sickies in the Sunshine

7/6/2019
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with festival festivities, and sunshine streaming in through office windows, is it really any wonder that many of us are more likely to pull sickies during the summer? Louise Campbell of Robert Walters Recruitment has been looking at the issue for us.

Duration:00:05:17

Festival People

7/6/2019
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Well it is beginning to feel like summer, all over the country small and large festivals are kicking off. Jugglers, fire eaters and stilt walkers are being drafted in, to entertain the crowds. And it’s a business that’s on the up as Liam Geraghty has been finding out.

Duration:00:05:50

Oil and Religion

7/6/2019
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The oil industry has been in sharp focus lately. OPEC has warned that climate campaigners are the greatest threat to the industry, while tensions have increased between Iran and the US over the seizure of an oil tanker. Darren Dochuk has spent eight years looking at the history of the industry with a focus on the links between oil and religion.

Duration:00:08:17

Knobs and Knockers

7/6/2019
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Another Dublin institution has announced that it’s moving from the city centre out to the suburbs. It’s the latest in a long line of independent shops to make the move. Knobs and Knockers has been on Nassau Street for over 40 years and is owned by Des Cooney.

Duration:00:06:18

Trade with Tanzania

7/6/2019
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When you think of new markets for agriculture, East Africa and Tanzania might not be the first to come to mind, But Edna Lyatuu Hogan says there are huge opportunities for Irish businesses and investors in Tanzania. She is the chair of the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce EU and Ireland.

Duration:00:06:09

Crafting a Collaboration

7/6/2019
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The beef industry has been in the news a lot recently, with many Irish farmers concerned about Brexit and the Mercosur deal which would allow beef to be imported into Europe from South America. We're joined by Peter Hannan and Pat Whelen, two butchers who have been collaborating in the industry.

Duration:00:12:58

Solutions for Small Business

7/6/2019
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There have been a lot of issues facing small businesses in recent months, including Brexit, VAT rates and bogus insurance claims. It seems sentiment among SMEs has declined significantly. Pádraig Ó Céidigh has published a white paper packed with ideas on simple changes to help small businesses.

Duration:00:09:41

Corporates on Pride

6/22/2019
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This week Dublin’s LGBTQ Pride Festival kicked off, with many businesses vying for positions at the main parade. The parade’s main sponsors are Tesco and Google with dozens more companies partnering with the festival. Some within the community wonder if it's less Pride and more Pride Incorporated. Liam Geraghty has been finding out more.

Duration:00:05:34

Facebook Currency

6/22/2019
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This week social media giant Facebook announced its intentions to launch a cryptocurrency - Libra. Some have urged the company to halt the project, while the Bank of England has given the news a cautious welcome. Elaine Burke, editor of Silicon Republic, shares her views on Libra.

Duration:00:08:07

Drug Addiction

6/22/2019
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How do turn your life around and get a regular job after drug addiction and criminality? A Dublin company CJK Engineering has linked up with Coolmine Therapeutic Community to try to give people a second chance. We spoke to Jamie who has been through Coolmine and Damien Petticrew from CJK Engineering.

Duration:00:13:59

The Latest on Boris

6/22/2019
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It looks like the coronation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is inevitable. He has huge support within the conservative party, but some business groups aren’t too happy about the likely appointment. We spoke to George Parker of the Financial Times and Sonia Purnell, journalist and author.

Duration:00:09:23

Keeping Count of Criminal Assets

6/22/2019
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The Criminal Assets Bureau was set up after the death of Veronica Guerin in June 1996. Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin is the head of the organisation. He joins us to discuss their work.

Duration:00:17:36

Cocaine Confessions

6/15/2019
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This week, Michael Gove was the first of the Tory leadership contenders to admit to using cocaine on several occasions. Then Andrea Leadsom piped up that she had smoked cannabis. Boris Johnson dodged a line of questioning about drug use. But should you ever admit to drug taking in an interview situation? We ask resiliance coach Siobhán Murray.

Duration:00:04:41

BLOOMSDAY WALKABOUT

6/15/2019
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Get your straw hat and monocles ready, tomorrow thousands will gather in locations all over the world to celebrate Bloomsday and James Joyce’s modernist epic Ulysses. We caught up with some of the business people that are involved in the celebrations here.

Duration:00:09:47

Oil Trade Troubles

6/15/2019
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This week two oil tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, were attacked as they traveled in the Gulf of Oman. The price of crude oil went up by 4.5% in the immediate aftermath and tensions are said to have increased between the US and Iran as a result. David Horgan, Managing Director of Petrel Resources talks us through the implications.

Duration:00:05:21

JAM Media

6/15/2019
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JAM Media is a large animation company with offices in Dublin and Belfast. They supply cartoons to Netflix, Nickelodeon, Amazon, BBC, and many others. The creators, John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton explain how they got into animation.

Duration:00:17:57

Charity Shop Chic

6/15/2019
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Charity shops have been associated for years with dowdy clothes, unloved furniture and hidden treasures. This week the St Vincent De Paul charity opened its 230th shop. To mark the occasion, they brought in an American retail expert to give staff tips on how to turn stores around. Liam Geraghty went along to find out more.

Duration:00:05:26

Lessons from Berlin

6/15/2019
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Our housing crisis remains front and centre of the news with rising rents and a lack of availability. Berlin, with a similar population, is looking towards radical solutions to solve its housing crisis. Can we learn from the German city? We're joined from Berlin by journalist Derek Scally and in studio by lecturers Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty.

Duration:00:10:47

Trump Tat

6/8/2019
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If you were in Dublin this week you may have spotted the Trump baby blimp flying overhead in protest as the US President made his first visit as President to Ireland. With a presidential visit comes the presidential merchandise. Consumer journalist Siobhán Maguire discusses the Trump tat that’s been sold worldwide.

Duration:00:05:48

Leaving Cert Grinds

6/8/2019
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This week Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students all over the country had to call a halt to their cramming, put aside their study notes or phones to sit their exams. For months most students have been studying and even getting additional grinds. We sent our own star pupil Liam Geraghty to meet the businesses who've helped in that journey.

Duration:00:05:38