Ashoka Mody Extended
An extended version of our interview with Ashoka Mody, former IMF Mission Chief to Ireland.
An extended version of our interview with Ashoka Mody, former IMF Mission Chief to Ireland.
All week, we travelled around the country hearing opinions on how to rebuild Ireland. Here are some more of the people that we met.
Our discussion continues with our studio panel.
In 2010 Ashoka Mody was the IMF Mission Chief to Ireland. Now an academic he's just written a paper called a Schuman compact for Europe where he sets out his thoughts on how the continent can emerge from the crisis. We spoke to him about Ireland's prospects in the future.
In 2010 this country experienced a financial crisis unlike any it had ever seen before. Three years on we ask what sort of a society do we want to live in? We hear opinions from around the country and we're joined in studio by business man Pat Phelan, historian Diarmaid Ferriter, Frances Ruane of the ESRI, journalist Olivia O'Leary and social entrepreneur Gary McDarby.
With Christmas fast approaching, it won’t be long before people will find themselves tucked up on the couch - with a box of chocolates and a duvet - to watch the Sound of Music or some other seasonal musical. Musicals have been making a comeback - and not just on the television. Liam Geraghty popped on his dancing shoes to find out more
Confidence, we are so often told, is the key to achieving what you want in this world. But Tomas Chamarro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, disagrees. In fact, he argues, confidence often amounts to dangerous self-delusion. He joins us from London.
This week, Caroline Keeling, Chief Executive of Keelings, was awarded Image Magazine Business Woman of the Year 2013. Her family-owned fruit business based in North County Dublin has a turnover of €300m and over 2,000 workers. She joins us in studio.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is a man who arouses very strong opinions from all quarters. With holdings on six continents, 55,000 employees, and even a former Prime Minister among his board members, he has never been far from controversy. We're joined by David Folkenflik, author of a new book 'Murdoch's World.'
it is looking increasingly possible that the country could be plunged into darkness in two weeks time following yesterdays decision by the ESB Unions to serve a formal notice of strike action. Danny McCoy of IBEC, Michael Doherty from NUI Maynooth, and Fionán O'Sullivan, of IFG Pensions discuss.
This week Paul McGuinness announced his decision to step down as manager of U2 after 35 years at the helm. But what about the younger managers of today? What sort of an industry are they entering into, and what do they need to do to survive? Liam Geraghty has been picking their brains to find out more..
There were some very happy people at the headquarters of Twitter recently when the company was floated on the New York Stock exchange. In the process, some of the founders became instant billionaires while some got very little. Nick Bilton, author of 'Hatching Twitter - A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal' explains why.
Irial Finan is a Castlerea man who has climbed to the top of one of the biggest corporate giants in the world, Coca-Cola. As Executive Vice President, he is responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar business. He joins us in studio.
On Thursday Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced the Government's decision to head back to the financial markets without any precautionary line of credit. To discuss the merits of this decision, we're joined by economist Dan McLaughlin and TD Shane Ross. First, Jorg Asmussen, Germany's representative on the board of the ECB, shares his thoughts.
It certainly looks as if this is not the best time for those lucky enough to have a few bob to save. On Thursday the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate to one quarter of one per cent. So what is the point of having a deposit account anymore? Financial trainers Susan Hayes and Frank Conway discuss.
There is no doubt that technology companies are certainly on the up here, and one Cork company has spotted great potential for business in the thousands of new employees who come to Ireland from overseas each year. Liam Geraghty has been finding out more.
Facebook announced this week that it is going to double the size of its HQ in Dublin. We're joined by Paul Adams, a Sligo who knows that company inside-out having worked as Facebook’s Global Head of Brand Design. He also worked for Google, Dyson and now is back in Ireland with a new startup Intercom.
Christopher Lehane is the State's Official Assignee in all bankruptcy cases, the Court Official who takes control of every bankrupt estate in the country. When the new Personal Insolvency Legislation comes into effect in two week, his case load is set to explode, from a dozens of cases a year to several thousand. He joins us in studio.
Andrew Black is Ireland's most successful poker player. A World Poker Championship Finalist and a very big winner on the international poker circuit over the years, he now also works as a consultant, training business people on how to improve their performance. He joins us in studio.
A phenomenon that's being labeled 'The Quantified Self' has been rapidly gaining traction in recent times. The idea is to use apps, computer software, and gadgets to measure performance, vital statistics, and other aspects of our lives. There are lots of people now hoping to cash in on that trend, as Louise Denvir has been finding out
Nicholas Lovell believes that all businesses should give away something for free, in order to forge stronger relationships with their customers. He says that this will encourage “Super Fans” to emerge who will be willing to pay extra for your product. He's written a book called 'The Curve' and he joins us from London.
If you are fashion conscious, you may have noticed that tweed is making a bit of a comeback. We're joined by Charlotte and Lynn Temple from Magee Clothing in County Donegal, a father and daughter whose family have been cutting a swathe through the fashion business for over a hundred years.
This week it was announced that Ulster Bank would continue to operate in Ireland. Just twenty-four hours earlier, Danske Bank announced it is to cease retail banking services. To discuss, we're joined by Iain Martin, author of “Making It Happen” and Laura Noonan from Thomson Reuters.
Alex Ferguson’s “My Autobiography” landed in our bookshops this week. There has been much controversy over things he said about players like Roy Keane and others. But what does his book tell us about his management skills? Can a manager in the workplace learn from Ferguson’s so-called “Hairdryer” approach. Business mediator and author, Fiona McAuslan and ex-Dublin footballer Jason Sherlock, who is currently studying for an MBA at the DCU School of Business discuss.
Many changes are going on at Ryanair of late, with the airline adopting a more “touchy feely” approach. Yesterday they announced quieter flights and a 24-hour grace period for booking errors. Charlie Clifton is very familiar with the culture in that company. In fact he was the fifth person ever employed by Ryanair. He joins us in studio.
Lucy Gaffney is a member of Denis O’Brien’s inner circle. She's the Chairman of Communicorp, the group which owns a number of Irish and international radio stations, and she is also a board member of INM. This week she launched the Women's Innovation Fund for Plan Ireland, an initiative to train women in business skills in the developing world.
This week, ACC Bank announced it is to quit the Irish market, with the loss of 180 jobs. But what are the implications for the business sector and what damage will the exit of another financial institution cause? To discuss, we're joined by AJ Noonan, Chairman of the Small Firms Association, and Donal O'Donovan from the Irish Independent.
Facebook may well be very much a 21st century phenomenon. But it seems these days the Social Media giant is getting inspiration from the past, particularly when it comes to dealing with employees. They’re harking back to giants like Cadburys and Guinness with their plans to build a Facebook ‘village’ for their staff. Liam Geraghty has been finding out more.
In the 1980's and 90's, Candace Johnson played a pivotal role in introducing commercial satellite technology to Europe. She was so successful, she was once described as the continent’s ‘most dangerous woman’. Now an angel investor and mentor, this week, she spoke at a conference of Irish entrepreneurs about the benefits of ‘going global’. She joins us from Cork.
Earlier this week, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivered his budget for 2014. It was, he claimed, the last of the big austerity budgets, and one that would set Ireland on the path to full recovery. But is he right? To discuss, we're joined by Diarmaid Smyth, Chief Economist of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Nat O'Connor, Director of TASC, and from Luxembourg by Megan Greene, of Maverick Intelligence.
Tony O'Reilly Junior is the youngest son of the legendary Tony O'Reilly Senior, a man who for decades was Ireland's leading businessman, thanks to his work with Heinz, INM, Waterford Wedgewood, and before all that, his international rugby career. For the last eight years, Tony Jr has been Chief Executive of Providence Resource's, driving their quest to find oil in the seas around Ireland. He joins us from Limerick.
Nobody likes receiving criticism, whether it's from a customer in a shop, a family member, a friend, your manager, your employees, or even the electorate. The art of getting and delivering feedback, can be quite a delicate one. So what is the best way to go about it? Paul Mooney of Tandem Consulting and author of Accidental Leadership and Louise Campbell of Robert Walters Recruitment join us in studio.
Duncan Bannatyne is well-known for his sharp tongue, savvy investments, and more recently, his major row with IBRC. He has been a Dragon on the UK version of Dragon's Den since the programme started in 2005 and has just written his second autobiography called 'Riding The Storm: My Journey To The Brink and Back'. He joins us from Darlington.
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is one of those who will be at the table when the Budget is finalised. She joins us in studio.
In three days time Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, will unveil his third budget. He’s got €600 million more wriggle room than previously thought, but he is still going to take two and a half billion euro out of the economy. Cliff Taylor, Editor of the Sunday Business Post and Tom Molloy, Group Business Editor at Irish News and Media take a look at how the budget is likely to shape up.
Without often realising it, we're constantly bombarded by music and songs every day even where we're least expecting it. But do these tunes always strike the right cord? Liam Geraghty give his take on music in the workplace, and Richard Skelton from Mood Media Ireland talks about the science of selecting what gets played on shop speakers.
Maurice Saatchi is a legend in the advertising world. He founded Saatchi and Saatchi with his older brother Charles in 1970 when he was in his early twenties. He joins me from London to discuss his new book and his Books Are My Bag campaign, which was inspired by the death of his wife.
Movie director Jim Sheridan and James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, are travelling to South Korea this week on a quest to secure funding for Irish film. They join us in studio to discuss the state of play for the Irish movie business.
Irish-American telecoms tycoon, David C. McCourt, this week, along with his partners, acquired e-Net. One of seven children, raised in Massachusetts, he was the first ever recipient of the White House Award for Extraordinary Accomplishments by Private Sector Business. He joins us in studio.
An extended version of our interview with Jorg Asmussen, one of the most influential figures on the six-man executive board of the European Central Bank.
All eyes will be on Croke Park tomorrow as Mayo take on Dublin in the All Ireland football final. As always the tickets are at a premium and controversially, the GAA has started cancelling corporate tickets that have ended up in the hands of ticket touts. So who exactly are the touts? Peter Flanagan from Irish Independent joins us in studio.
The debate over Ireland's upcoming budget is certainly heating up. Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore wants the original target of €3.1 billion of cuts to be pared back. Others within Fine Gael are insisting on the opposite. But what do the Troika want? We're joined from Frankfurt by a key player within the ECB, Jorg Asmussen.
In the past year, according to an estate agent's report, more Irish country houses and castles have been sold than in the previous four years combined. So just who is buying up our big houses? Our reporter Rhona Tarrant has been finding out.
The National Assets Management Agency, NAMA, has been at the centre of a good deal of controversy of late, and some would say, since its inception. Set up in 2009, to take good and bad property loans away from the banks, it now controls an enormous portfolio of properties in Ireland and overseas. We're joined in studio by its chairman, Frank Daly.
Lots of vintage airplanes will be flying over the river Liffey in FlyFest this weekend. One Dublin business, which is involved in the event, is doing very well by offering pilots the chance to gain their wings while at the same time keeping their feet firmly on the ground, as we found out.
Most people have bought a book at some stage in their lives and of course many of us buy lots of them. But what is it that influences the books we choose? Are we lured in by the design of the cover, or does the look of the book have much effect on what we pull off the shelf? Here to discuss the art – or is it a science - of judging a book by its cover is novelist Ella Griffin, and book designer Graham Thew.
Maurice Healy heads up The Healy Group – a very successful importer and distributor of ingredients for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has operations in Ireland, the UK, and more recently, in China. He is passionate about getting businesses to give back more to the community. He joins us in studio.
'The Irish Edge' is a new book, co-authored by Finbarr Bradley of UCD, and James Kennelly who’s a Professor at Skidmore College in upstate New York. It claims that our future success in the modern economy could be more rooted in our tradition and identity than we might think. James joins us from New York.
The OECD published its latest Economic Survey of Ireland. It believes Ireland is emerging from its difficulties, with economic activity and employment slowly recovering. But it warned that long-term economic growth is essential to ease our debt burden. We're joined by economist Colm McCarthy, economist Paul Sweeney, and Independent TD Shane Ross.
Negative equity is a concept with which, unfortunately, lots of Irish home owners are all too familiar. But what does it do to the lives of people trapped in debt? “The Games People Play” is a play at the upcoming Dublin Fringe Festival, which explores how people cope in that situation. We're joined by the man behind the work, Aonghus Og McAnally.
At a seminar in Maynooth this week called “Connect to China”, 65 Irish businesses heard all about the possibilities and potential of exploring a market of over 1.3 billion people. We're joined by Ronan Reily of NUI Maynooth and Fiona Craul of Sweet Spot Sourcing, who know first-hand the opportunities on offer in the East.
Tim Harford's first book about economics has sold more than a million copies worldwide since 2005. He's just written the follow-up 'The Undercover Economist Strikes Back : How to Run or Ruin an Economy'. He joins us to explain how Henry Ford, Dr. Strangelove and Gay Byrne can all help describe how economics actually works.
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