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.
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.
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.
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.