Fifteen years ago, Dan and Linda Kiely set up a company in Cork based on paging doctors and the emergency services. The pager might be dead, but Voxpro, the company that they created, is very much alive and kicking. Yesterday, they announced 350 new jobs. They join us from Cork.
This week the Government announced details of the long awaited inquiry into the banking crisis. In the wake of the stunning judgment handed down by Judge Martin Nolan in the Anglo trial, the questions that a banking inquiry could pose seem more important than ever. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton joins us in studio.
The topic of inequality in society has been raised again by the work of a French economist, Thomas Piketty. He has caused a sensation by suggesting that we are condemned to a future where the rich will continue to get richer while the poor are left behind. Graham Finlay from UCD, journalist Eamon Delaney and Sheila Killian from UL discuss.
This bank holiday weekend will see troops of people traipsing across the length and breath of the country. Tour companies are cropping up all over Ireland to satisfy a greater demand for tourist trips with a difference. We caught with a few of them this week in Monaghan, Louth and Dublin.
New research from UL has shed some light on a pretty unusual way to appear smarter. The research found that just adding your middle initial to your name instantly makes people perceive you as more intelligent. To discuss, we're joined by communications lecturer Michael S. Comyn, and Yseult M. Freeney from DCU Business School.