Recent economic data from Europe seems to point towards a continent emerging from recession. So are things finally coming around for the old world order, or are forecasters being too optimistic? We're joined by Eoin Fahy, Chief Economist at Kleinworth Benson Investors and by Bloomberg's John Fraher.
Mark Hurley has lived through his fair share of ups and downs. He once ran a very successful business building greenhouses, but it all went badly wrong in 2008 when the recession hit. Now, after a very tough personal journey he's back in business with a new company called Mudge. He joins us in studio.
The IDA's new advertising campaign, marketing Ireland to multinationals, went global this week. It's the latest in a long line of IDA ads, but has the message changed? We're joined by communications consultant Trish Morrissey and veteran ad man Brendan O'Broin from Company of Words.
The Allen family are well-known for presenting a positive image of Ireland and Irish food. The family have created sixteen businesses around the Ballymaloe brand, but it all began back in the 1940's with Ivan and Myrtle Allen. We took a trip to Shanagarry in East Cork to find out more.
Mr Motivator was a familiar sight on our television screens back in the 1990's, with catchphrases like "Everybody say Yeah", "Everybody say Huh!" and very colourful leotards he is quite hard to forget.
But Mr Motivator, AKA Derrick Evans is not only a human generator, he's also an active entrepreneur now living in Jamaica. He joins us from Ocho Rios.