The Business with George Lee, 20th April 2013 - Calculating the Consequences of Croke Park 2
With almost two to one trade union members having voted against the Croke Park Two public sector pay deal earlier this week, the proposal appears to be dead in the water. The ball is firmly in the Government's court now, but what can they do to bring the trade unions back on side? How will they find the €300 million payroll savings needed before July? And are we heading for all-out industrial war in the public sector?
We're joined by Nicola Cooke from the Sunday Business Post, Blair Horan, former General Secretary of the CPSU trade union and Tony Foley from Dublin City University Business School.
The Business with George Lee, 20th April 2013 - Glennon Brothers
Pat and Mike Glennon are two brothers who've managed to adjust to tough times and expand their timber business successfully in a recession - so successfully that they became one of the new entries to the Sunday Times Rich List last year. We headed down to their sawmill in Fermoy, Co. Cork to find out how they've managed to branch out and weather the storm of the recent economic climate.
The Business with George Lee, 20th April 2013 - Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg has been listed as one of the most powerful women in the world. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, having already succeeded as a top dog at Google and as Chief of Staff at the US Treasury. All that and she is still only 43 years old. She has just written a book that has caused a bit of a stir. It's called "Lean In - Women, Work and the Will to Lead". She joins us from London.
The Business with George Lee, 20th April 2013 - Seaweed Success
The Talty family, from Spanish Point in Co. Clare, are building on an old Irish tradition, and are aiming to tap into an enormous global market. We paid them a visit to learn about an unusual industry which, if it is managed properly, could turn out to be huge earner for Ireland.
The Business with George Lee, 20th April 2013 - Hard Times and Rock n' Roll
Popular music - the songs we sing and the songs people write - often depict quite accurately what's going on in people's lives and how hard economic times affect us all.
We're joined by music journalist Una Mullally, and by Pete Holidai who is a musician and lecturer at Ballyfermot College in Dublin to talk about music inspired by hard times.