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Podcast by Sunday Business Post

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The Post Podcast - Episode 23 - Brexit talks on the brink

The Post Podcast - Episode 23 - Brexit talks on the brink by Sunday Business Post

Duration: 00:32:53

Media Matters Podcast - Gerard Ryle

Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In the latest instalment, Gerard Ryle, head of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, says he would find it difficult to work as a journalist in Ireland because of the libel and defamation laws, which he describes as "pretty draconian". Ryle, who is originally from Tralee in County Kerry, also talks about how he came to head the ICIJ,...

Duration: 00:29:06

Below The Fold: Lobbying – how does the policy sausage get made?

Jack Horgan-Jones and Hugh O’Connell look at why lobbying is a dirty word Below the Fold is a new podcast from The Sunday Business Post that will look in detail at one issue every episode that affects politics, business, or the economy in Ireland, getting behind the issues that really matter. For the first episode, Jack and Hugh hold forth on why lobbying is seen as a bad thing, and how it works in Ireland. From farmers to big business to charities, politicians in Ireland are constantly...

Duration: 00:49:16

Media Matters Podcast - Cathal Gaffney

Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In the latest instalment, Cathal Gaffney, co-founder of animation studio Brown Bag Films, talks about why Irish kids are growing up with US and British accents, how he is holding onto a comet since selling Brown Bag to Canadian company 9 Story Media Group and why Sadie Sparks, which will go out on Disney next year, could be its first independent global...

Duration: 00:24:33

Legal Matters - Alan Shatter

In this episode of Legal Matters, former Justice Minister Alan Shatter holds forth on Brexit, which he describes as "one of the most stupid acts of self-destruction", the eighth amendment and politics as an observer sport. The former Fine Gael TD also talks to Francesca Comyn about the first part of his autobiography, Life is a Funny Business. While it charts Shatter's early political career and the personal experiences of a childhood growing up in a Jewish family in South Dublin, he says...

Duration: 00:41:46

PostPodcast - Episode 22

In this week's Post Podcast, Ian Kehoe and Ian Guider peel back the layers on the tracker mortgage scandal and look at how the Central Bank can rein in the banks. With rugby player Simon Zebo exchanging Munster for Paris, Jack Horgan Jones and Barry J Whyte talk about the future of his international career and IRFU tactics. Moving on to stranger things, Arts editor Nadine O'Regan explains how she coaxed seven writers to forge a Halloween story with a difference.

Duration: 00:30:10

The Post Podcast - Episode 21

Storm force winds battered Ireland and leaving a trail of destruction last Monday. Is there an economist's solution to tackling natural disasters? In this week's Post Podcast, economist Stephen Kinsella and political editor Michael Brennan join Francesca Comyn to discuss the big clean up and the future cost of climate change. There is also analysis on the government's bid to plug up property tax loopholes in the budget and Roisin Burke talks about the Church of Scientology's multi-million...

Duration: 00:25:57

Legal Matters - Paul Tweed

In the first episode of our new monthly podcast, Legal Matters, Francesca Comyn is joined by media lawyer to the stars Paul Tweed. The 62-year old, who has represented Britney Spears, Liam Neeson and Justin Timberlake, discusses skyrocketing defamation awards, going it alone in his new practice and the need to save journalism from the social media giants. He also talks about how his libel career got started in a row about cakes.

Duration: 00:17:26

Media Matters Podcast - Anne Harris

Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In the latest instalment, Anne Harris, journalist and former Sunday Independent editor, talks about her time at the paper, and the role of gender, opinion and good feature writing in its success. In a wide-ranging interview she also expresses optimism about the future of journalism, despite the general decline in newspaper readership, and discusses the...

Duration: 00:31:20

Post Podcast - Episode 20

Ian Guider is joined by: Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones, who look at what to watch out for in the Budget, including potential moves on tax, housing and Brexit support for businesses. Gillian Nelis, who explains why the family-run Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna has become the latest Irish restaurant to receive a coveted Michelin star – and the importance of the award to the business.

Duration: 00:30:39

The Post Podcast Episode 18

Ian Guider is joined this week by Ian Kehoe, Michael Brennan, Pat Rabbitte and Brian Keegan

Duration: 00:39:08

The Post Podcast Episode 17 - Noirin O'Sullivan And Providence Resources Mixdown

With Ian Guider this week: Michael Brennan and Hugh O’Connell discuss the retirement of Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, and whether the Government will have to go outside the country to find someone to reform the force – and whether pay will be a factor. They also preview this week’s Fine Gael think-in. Jack Horgan-Jones looks at the prospects of finding oil and gas and other resources in Ireland after the latest drilling disappointments from exploration company Providence Resources.

Duration: 00:36:19

Media Matter Podcast Episode 3

Hosted by Colette Sexton, Media Matters talks to industry experts on the issues that really matter on the first Wednesday of every month. In the latest instalment, Susan Daly, editor of, shares her views on digital media, ad revenue and women in journalism.

Duration: 00:27:10

The Post Podcast Episode 16

In this week's Post Podcast with Ian Guider: How high can the euro go against sterling and what impact will it have on the Irish economy? Health Editor Susan Mitchell analyses the reasons for the decline in the number of people receiving the HPV vaccine and the controversial comments by junior health minister Finian McGrath about it. And Hugh O'Connell talks to Ian Guider about the government's response to the housing crisis.

Duration: 00:32:10

The Post Podcast Episode 15

With Ian Guider this week: Hugh O’Connell, who looks at the state of the Brexit negotiations, amid signs that the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier is running out of patience with the British government. Emmet Ryan, who discusses the appointment of Dara Khosrowshahi as Uber’s new chief executive after months of upheaval. Gillian Nelis on the return of a TV phenomenon, with the Great British Bake Off now on Channel 4 after a £75m deal.

Duration: 00:34:11

The Post Podcast Episode 14

With Ian Guider this week: Broadcaster and journalist Jonathan Healy, who looks at what the latest figures on soaring rents tell us about the state of the housing market. Michael Brennan and Hugh O’Connell, who discuss Leo Varadkar’s visit to Canada, Britain’s muddled Brexit position and Sinn Féin’s bid to get back into talks on a new Northern Ireland Assembly. Stephen Kinsella, who looks forward to the greatest gathering of economic nerds on the planet, as the world’s central bankers meet...

Duration: 00:34:11

Th Post Podcast Episode 13

Jonathan Healy is joined this week by: Tom Lyons and Mary Regan to discuss why the report into the Rio ticketing scandal has left us all feeling dissatisfied. Michael Brennan and Jack Horgan-Jones to detail how a lost generation is being affected by the housing crisis. Gillian Nelis to debate the rush to open new restaurants. Can they be sustained in the current market? It's all up for lively debate and discussion in episode 13 of The Post Podcast.

Duration: 00:31:21

The Post Podcast Ep 12

In this week's podcast: Francesca Comyn is joined by Political Editor Michael Brennan and News Editor Mary Regan to discuss proposed measures to ease the plight of "accidental landlords". Who exactly falls into this category and is it just a pre-election budget give-away? When Leo Varadkar urged Britain to design its own border in a recent speech at Queen's University in the North, it was notably a much harder Brexit stance than the Taoiseach has taken before now. But is this a dangerous...

Duration: 00:34:49

The Post Podcast Ep 11

In this week's podcast: The gender pay gap and the perils of talking about it - and how thousands of jobs are sustained right around the country without a hint of help from Dublin. It's all up for lively discussion in episode 11 of The Post Podcast.

Duration: 00:28:51

Media Matters Ep 2

In the second instalment of Media Matters, Colette Sexton is joined by Ed Guiney who runs film and television production company Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe. Guiney tells Sexton that he finds it "deeply depressing" that RTÉ buys in TV formats from abroad that are a "rehash" of what is done in other countries.

Duration: 00:20:51

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