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    The Business Saturday 21 June 2014

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    Alan Ahearne and the IMF

    Alan Ahearne is head of Economics at NUIG and in a former role as Brian Lenihan's Special Advisor he had a front row seat on Ireland's struggle to survive in the wake of the banking collapse. This week, he was appointed as an external advisor to the IMF. He joins us from Galway.
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    The Brennan Brothers

    John and Francis Brennan have been gracing our TV screens for years now with the show At Your Service. But in their day jobs, Francis is the owner of the Park Hotel in Kenmare and John has just recently opened Dromquinna Manor which hosts events and luxury camping. They join us to discuss business, brotherhood and rebuilding the hotel sector.
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    Finding Opportunities in the Finer Things

    You might think that given Ireland's recent economic troubles there are not many people out there willing to spend thousands of euro on handbags, watches or art. But it seems that that market is in rude health as our own lover of luxury Liam Geraghty has been finding out.
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    Thinking about Thought Leaders

    This week, Apple advertised a job opening for a "Thought Leader". But is this trend of unusual job titles temporary or something that's likely to stick? To discuss we're joined by Siobhan O'Connell of Business Plus and Niamh NicDhonncha from Robert Walters Recruitment.
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    Flying High

    With the great weather we've all been enjoying this week, we decided it was time to get out of the studio and into the fresh air. And how better to spend our time than indulging in a bit of kite-flying. We're joined by Ciaran Way of Birdseye Kite Photography who explains how he turned his aerial hobby into a soaring business.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Concerto For Two Trumpets In C Major, Op.46, No 1 Rv 537: I Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
      Album: EMI Records
      Duration: 0:28
    • Title: Moon River Cha Cha
      Composer: Henry Mancini
      Performer(s): Henry Mancini
      Performer(s): Henry Mancini
      Album: BMG Music
      Duration: 0:20
    • Title: Get Fit
      Composer: Latreal Mitchell
      Performer(s): Latreal Mitchell
      Performer(s): Latreal Mitchell
      Album: Latreal Mitchell
      Duration: 0:19

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