The Fine Art of Haggling
Keeping with the theme of retail, Richard was joined by a man who reveals all about the art of getting a bargain. Colm Carey is a consumer psychologist, director of market research firm The Research Institute, and a champion haggler...
Rugby World Cup 2023
It’s official, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are making a joint bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and the Taoiseach tells us he is bullish about our chances. “We’re not just applying,” he says, “We’re applying to win”.
Before we scrum down, is it worth asking if all the money that goes into such a venture is well spent, or are we just getting caught up in the excitement of the game?
John Considine from UCC's Department of Economics, an All-Star Hurler himself, has mixed feelings.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
'Wake Up People, We're Being Shafted!' wrote George Monbiot recently in the Guardian newspaper, arguing that the Transatlantic trade talks that have been going on since February are a full frontal assault on democracy, and that the partnership between the US and Europe will grant big business the ability to sue Governments which try to defend their citizens. Should we really be worried about the road ahead? Mark Redmond, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Healy, driector of the Nevin Economic Research Institute., discuss...
Next week will see a new beginning for one venture that once burned brightly on the Irish music scene. Keystone studio, based in the centre of Dublin, had a great record in music production. The likes of Sting, The Chieftains and Def Leppard all recorded there, but with music studios becoming much smaller and more mobile there's less need for big spaces such as the one Keystone occupied. Liam Geraghty met one of the founders of the studio, to wind back the reel-to-reel, and find out some stories from its legendary past….
How to Argue Well
You couldn't have turned on the radio this week without hearing about an argument of some sort: Mary Lou McDonald was arguing in the Dail, Roy Keane was getting caught up in an argy bargy, and we even had a love hate star tell us that bare knuckle boxing is a great way to settle a debate. But what is the best way to argue in the workplace? Should fists bang tables, or are there better ways of resolving rows? Richard was joined by MaryLou O Kennedy, Director of Oak Conflict Dynamics, and Meave Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht, which provides training in conflict management.