This week it was announced that Ulster Bank would continue to operate in Ireland. Just twenty-four hours earlier, Danske Bank announced it is to cease retail banking services. To discuss, we're joined by Iain Martin, author of "Making It Happen" and Laura Noonan from Thomson Reuters.
If you are fashion conscious, you may have noticed that tweed is making a bit of a comeback. We're joined by Charlotte and Lynn Temple from Magee Clothing in County Donegal, a father and daughter whose family have been cutting a swathe through the fashion business for over a hundred years.
Nicholas Lovell believes that all businesses should give away something for free, in order to forge stronger relationships with their customers. He says that this will encourage "Super Fans" to emerge who will be willing to pay extra for your product. He's written a book called "The Curve" and he joins us from London.
A phenomenon that's being labeled 'The Quantified Self' has been rapidly gaining traction in recent times. The idea is to use apps, computer software, and gadgets to measure performance, vital statistics, and other aspects of our lives. There are lots of people now hoping to cash in on that trend, as Louise Denvir has been finding out
Andrew Black is Ireland's most successful poker player. A World Poker Championship Finalist and a very big winner on the international poker circuit over the years, he now also works as a consultant, training business people on how to improve their performance. He joins us in studio.