The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - A European Comparison
This week saw the publication of a Caritas Europa report titled "The Impact of the European Crisis". It compared the effects of austerity on Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. We discuss the findings with Déirdre De Búrca from Caritas Europa, Dan O'Brien from the Irish Times and Matthew Dalton from the Wall Street Journal.
The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - Flavahans
The Flahavans have been making porridge since the late 1700s in Kilmacthomas in County Waterford. John Flavahan, and his children Annie and James tell us about family traditions and breaking into new markets.
The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - Currency Warfare
If you have been reading the financial pages of late, you couldn't have missed the headlines proclaiming that we are on the verge of a war. Not a war in the conventional sense - but it's enough to get economists, traders and politicians all hot and bothered.
We're talking about the prospect of a currency war which was the focus of some attention at the G20 summit earlier this week. So what impact might all this exchange rate jostling have on our pockets and our prospects?
Austin Hughes, Chief Economist at KBC Bank, and Martin Essex, Managing Editor of the European Markets at Dow Jones explain the potential impact of a battle over currencies.
The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - Tales from Thomas St
A couple of weeks ago we kicked off a series of portraits of some of the most diverse shopping streets around the country.
This week, Liam Geraghty went to Limerick City and took a wander down Thomas Street to find out what's going on there.
The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - Jen Kelly
Derry-born designer Jen Kelly is a man who has certainly cut his cloth to suit demand. He has designed haute couture for some of the world's most famous and beautiful women, from Saudi princesses to Naomi Campbell to Mary Robinson - he has dressed them all. He joins us to tell his story.
The Business with George Lee, 16th February 2013 - The Day That HMV Died
Earlier this week the iconic HMV - His Masters Voice - went silent without as much as a whimper. It was announced that all 16 HMV stores across the country, which went into receivership in the middle of January, will not be re-opening.
The impact will be felt, not only by the 300 people who worked there, but also by many of our best local bands and performers.
We're joined by Níal Conlon and Ronan Yourell - two members of The Delorentos, whose records have graced the shelves of HMV in recent years.