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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 12 April 2014

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee
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    A Taxing Matter

    Anyone receiving a payslip will be very conscious of the amount of tax taken by the Government each month. Yesterday the OECD published a report called "Taxing Wages 2014" that put our payroll taxes in context. Economists Paul Sweeney, formerly of the ICTU and Eoin Fahy of Kleinwort Benson Investors discuss.
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    Clocking Off On The Continent

    This week, international newspapers reported that managers in the technology sector in France were about to sign an agreement which would make it illegal for managers there to look at work emails after hours. So is this another example of protecting their work-life balance? We're joined from Paris by Stephen Carroll, a journalist with France 24.
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    Overcoming Autism

    Two years ago, we featured the story about the launch of Specialisterne, an organisation that helps people with autism spectrum disorders to find work. So how is it panning out? We're joined by one of their success stories, Dara McMahon, who is a support associate for SAP, and by Kristin Doran leader of the SAP Autism at Work Ireland Project.
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    The Cleary Twins

    The name Glenisk has become synonomous with Irish organic food since it was founded by Jack Cleary in Co.Offaly in 1987. Jack's 14 children have all played their part in the business. We're joined by the current chief executive Vincent Cleary, and his twin brother Brendan, who has gone out on his own to set up De Mad Food Company.
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    Shyness is Nice

    Professor Bernardo Carducci has made it his life's work to study shyness. He is the Director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University. He joins us to discuss how shyness can impact on our working lives. But first, Liam Geraghty has been searching out some stories of shyness.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Sidewinder
      Composer: Lee Morgan
      Performer(s): Lee Morgan
      Performer(s): Lee Morgan
      Album: Blue Note 75, Blue Note
      Duration: 0:28
    • Title: The Garden Song
      Composer: David Mallett
      Performer(s): Makem & Clancy
      Performer(s): Makem & Clancy
      Duration: 3:29

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