Louise Kennedy is a woman who has spent 30 years at the forefront of the Irish fashion industry. Her designs have been worn by the likes of Meryl Streep and Mary Robinson, and she's also worked with Tipperary Crystal, which is particularly fitting since she was born and bred in Thurles. She joins us in studio.
MMI is a 70 year-old company now being run by the third generation of the Woods family. They have more medals, insignias, and sporting awards than anyone - not because they have won any of them, it's because they actually make them, including those up for grabs in the All-Ireland Final this weekend. Liam Geraghty went to find out more.
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.
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.
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.