Last year, our economy certainly had its share of setbacks, surprises and successes, but what lies ahead in 2014? Where are the booms and bubbles likely to emerge? To discuss, we're joined by economist Cormac Lucey, from the Irish Daily Mail and Tony Foley from the School of Business at Dublin City University
Dubliner Bob Byrne has left the drawing board behind to turn his hand to a whole new venture. A comic book artist from a very young age, he's now trying to make it in the aggressive world of apps. He joins us in studio. You can find out more at BigBadSpanish.com
Sales assistants are working hard these days in an effort to attract shoppers. It's a tricky task not only because of reduced wallets but also because of the increase in on-line sales. Innovation consultant Isolde Roche and digital communications strategist Krishna De discuss the innovations companies are using to attract customers.
Marinaleda is a village in Spain that has rejected capitalism to become what some have called a communist utopia. Led by a man dubbed the "Robin Hood" mayor, it has almost full employment, successful co-operatives and equal wage policies. Dan Hancox has just published a book about their set up called "The Village Against the World".
They're generally grey, cubicled, full of fluorescent flickering lights and hard task masters. We're not talking about prison cells but most people's idea of the modern office. But who decided why office spaces should look like they do? Stephen Best is a lecturer in architecture at DIT.