Revelations during the recent Anglo trial raised disturbing questions about how our financial system is being run, and the very light-touch way the regulator went about its business. We're joined by Blanaid Clarke, a member of the Central Bank Commission, solicitor Dara Robinson and Nick Leeson, the former financial rogue trader.
Ronan Ryan is a young Irishman who has been causing quite a sensation on Wall Street and throughout the world of finance. He is one of the unlikely heroes in a new book by acclaimed American author Michael Lewis. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer at IEX. He joins us from New York.
Neil Irwin's book, "The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers", goes behind the scenes of the some of the most powerful financial institutions in the world.
To discuss, Neil joins us from Washington.
It's the time of year when garden centres will be packed to the rafters again with green-fingered people eager to start planting and pruning. Our own evergreen reporter Liam Geraghty has been getting to the root of a new initiative which is aimed at encouraging businesses to bed down in the Grow-It-Yourself movement.
To mark George's last programme, we revisit two of the go-getters we met on the very first programme four years ago to see how they have got on in the intervening years. Jenni Timony and Dara Verschoyle fill us in on what's happened since 2010.
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