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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 14 December 2013

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Conor Brophy
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    Goodbye to the Bailout

    Tomorrow, Ireland officially exits the bailout programme. After three years of Troika supervised cuts, tax hikes and hardship, we're finally being handed back the purse - albeit with some strings attached. We're joined by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to discuss.
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    Recession Businesses

    Three years ago the country was plunged into financial uncertainty, but that wasn't enough to deter more than 1,300 brave entrepreneurs from setting up companies in November 2010. Orla Rapple has been meeting some in Cork, Waterford and Wexford.
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    Tesco Titan

    Terry Leahy transformed Tesco from a declining British supermarket into the world's third biggest retailer with profits of almost 4 billion pounds. Born and bred in a council estate in Liverpool to Irish immigrant parents, he eventually became the boss of almost half a million employees worldwide. He joins us in studio.
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    Vita Cortex Revisited

    On Monday it will be two years to the day since workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork began their sit-in protest against the owners of the company, who had refused to pay their redundancy. It lasted 161 days. But what has happened those workers since? We're joined now from Cork by one of them, Jim Power.
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    The Money-making Monks

    If you are searching for the secret to business success a Trappist monastery might seem an unlikely place to start. August Turak is a big believer that we could all pick up good workplace and business habits from Trappist monks. He's a software entrepreneur who has spent 17 years learning from the monks of Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina.

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