The Budget battle lines are being drawn, and much of the conversation centres on tax cuts and spending hikes. But, Political Editor Michael Brennan believes that creating and generating spending efficiencies need to be on the radar also. He explains what he means to Ian Kehoe.
Close to €5 billion of Irish mortgage debt has been sold to vulture funds in the last ten days. But just what does it really mean? In this edition of the Post Podcast, Ian Kehoe and Ian Guider discuss the politics, the economics and the social impact.
Budget 2019 is still TWO months away but the talk about what it will contain has already begun. Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that it will contain money to implement the Sláintecare plan. In the latest edition of the Post Podcast, Political Editor Michael Brennan and Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan discuss the budget build up.
For the past number of months, the CervicalCheck screening programme has been mired in controversy. The future of the BreastCheck screening service is under threat, with doctors threatening to resign from the service, citing a toxic environment and a surge in legal threats. To discuss all this, Ian Kehoe is joined by Health Editor Susan Mitchell.
A senior staff member of Facebook yesterday apologised to a government committee after disturbing content was allowed to remain on the social media giant's site. But is it enough and what happens now? Following the committee hearings, Ian Kehoe is joined by Jack Horgan-Jones for a special edition of the Post Podcast.
Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s podcast features Elaine Geraghty, chief executive of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI). Colette and Elaine discuss SPI’s relationship with RTÉ, how they go about negotiating with unions, and why the production industry is not for the faint hearted.
In the latest Post Podcast, Sunday Business Post Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan and Political Correspondent Hugh O'Connell discuss the presidential election, which will now take place in October after Sinn Féin confirmed at the weekend that it would be running a candidate against Michael D Higgins. They look at the potential Sinn Féin runners, and talk about the other independent candidates who will be seeking endorsements to join the race. They also assess the campaigning challenges for...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments about the media to a select group of young ex-pats at a private lunch in New York caused quite a stir when they were reported back home this week. Varadkar was reported to have expressed sympathy with US President Donald Trump’s views on the media, as well as criticising the media more generally and in particular political correspondents and their coverage of what goes on in Leinster House. Amid claims his views were taken out of context, the Sunday...
Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In this month’s Media Matters podcast, Colette Sexton talks to Peter Geoghegan, Investigations Editor of openDemocracy and Independent Global Media Platform. The Longford native talks about his career to date, including how he ended up working as an investigative journalist in Glasgow and co-founding the Scottish Investigative Platform The Ferret.
On Friday, European leaders will meet for a key European summit. It was supposed to be a landmark meeting on Brexit. However, it now appears it will be something of a damp squib. To discuss the ongoing Brexit turmoil – and what it means for Ireland -- Mary Regan and Michael Brennan joined Ian Kehoe for a special edition of the Post Podcast.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has published the Summer Economic Statement beginning the countdown to Budget 2019. With Brexit looming and Donald Trump’s trade war creating global economic uncertainty, Donohoe is preaching prudence over promises with a modest package of tax cuts and spending increases likely to be announced in October. The Sunday Business Post editor Ian Kehoe is joined by political correspondent Hugh O’Connell to discuss what’s in store for taxpayers and business.
Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In this month's Media Matters podcast, Colette Sexton talks to Patrick Meade, partner and managing director at creative agency Boys and Girls. They discuss what makes a good ad, what Brexit will mean for the industry, and whether Boys and Girls is up for sale.
The people have spoken and the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment has passed by a greater majority than most observers anticipated. But that was just the first phase of the current process of liberalising abortion laws. The second phase involves the Oireachtas passing legislation to regulate when pregnancies can be terminated. The process will be fraught with technical, legal, medical and political difficulties as Mary Regan and Hugh O'Connell discuss in the latest edition of the...
In our second KBC podcast special, Sunday Business Post Markets Editor Ian Guider is joined by Petrina Grady, Head of Current Accounts, Savings and Investments and Dara O’Brien from KBC Asset Management. In today’s episode they discuss diversifying your portfolio to maximise your returns and how to guard against volatility.
After weeks of intense campaigning on both sides the Eighth Amendment referendum is drawing to close with the Yes and No sides holding their final campaign events yesterday. While polls show a clear lead for Yes, the No campaign is mounting a last-ditch effort to move the undecideds to its side and convince soft Yes voters that the government’s proposals to legislate for abortion in the event of repeal go too far. The Sunday Business Post’s Public Affairs Editor Mary Regan is joined by...
With the civil war raging between Theresa May and her party’s extreme Brexiteers, the threat of a hard border is as real as ever. Sunday Business Post political editor Michael Brennan and political correspondent Hugh O'Connell discuss the potentially disastrous consequences for Ireland of the Tory in-fighting.
It’s two weeks since Vicky Phelan broke down in tears outside the High Court after settling her case with a US lab for misreading cervical smear tests. The Health Minister has announced a scoping exercise to find out why she and others were not informed of their inaccurate smear results earlier and to determine if the screening service is as good as it should be. As politicians focus on the position of HSE boss, Tony O'Brien, some 900 women a day are ringing a national helpline looking for...
Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s episode features Gillian Fitzpatrick, Her Channel Editor at Maximum Media, whose current role includes overseeing content for female-targeted websites including Her.ie and Herfamily.ie. She talks about the differences between print and digital media, the changing advertising landscape - and why users now hate clickbait.
Following the controversy over his handing of the proposed INM acquisition of Celtic Media, communications minister Denis Naughten must now decide on the proposed takeover of the Irish Examiner by the Irish Times. The deal comes as a new Press Freedom report says that the highly concentrated nature of media ownership in Ireland continues to pose a major threat to press freedom. To discuss the deal and its impact, Colette sexton talks with Ian Kehoe.