Much has been made of late about the development of a two-speed economic recovery in Ireland. The IDA was dragged into the heart of the debate this week after the release of figures showing that eight counties did not receive a single cent of IDA investment in 2012. We're joined by Barry O'Leary Chief Executive of the IDA, serial entrepreneur Padraig O'Ceidigh and Brid O'Brien from the INOU.
1994 was a time when comedians such as Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan were creating classic comedy that would go on to win some of the greatest awards. Richard Cook saw the potential in it all, so he set up the Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny. He joins us to reminisce on 20 years of comedy and commerce.
Richard Grossman lives by the maxim "It is the dead who teach the living". He's a Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a visiting scholar at Harvard, and author of a new book called "Wrong; - Nine Economic Disasters and What We Could Learn From Them. He joins us in studio.
Have you ever looked back through an old notebook and seen it covered in scribbles and scrawls of maybe trees, faces, random shapes or other kinds of doodles?
Well if so, it seems, there's no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. Our own doodler Liam Geraghty caught up with one woman who wants to break the stigma of the doodler.
This week, the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, paraphrased a quote from Oscar Wilde in a letter he wrote in an effort to inspire his staff. Another big believer in quotes is business coach and writer Shane Craddock, while Siobhan O'Connell from Business Plus is much more sceptical. They join us in studio.
Music Played on the Show
The Doodlin' Song
Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ben Bernie, Maceo Pickard and Kenneth Casey