Ireland's tax policy was again under scrutiny in the States this week. The American media, the US senate and even President Obama have all drawn attention to what they say is Ireland's favourable tax regime. But is there any need for us to worry? We're joined by accountant and former IDA board member Kieran Corrigan.
The trade in tipple is a massive global industry, as proven by the billion euro bidding war this week over the Australian wine producer Treasury Estates. But making cash from a cabernet is not as simple as it may seem. We're joined by John Wilson, of the Irish Times and industry expert Jean Smullen.
Philanthropist Chuck Feeney was back in the news this week. It seems that his intention to get rid of his billions by donating them to various causes is proving more difficult than you might imagine because of the global financial recovery. We're joined now by his friend Conor O'Clery, author of "The Billionaire Who Wasn't".
It's show-time for show-jumping as the sport's premier event, The Aga Khan Trophy, took place on Friday as part of the week-long Dublin Horse Show. Many visitors are expected to attend before it ends on Sunday, but the industry continues all year round for plenty of Irish business people, as we've been finding out in the paddocks of the RDS.
This week, a new study from the University of South California found that people who used jargon and generalisations were seen as more powerful, despite the fact that everyone seems to hate it. So is office jargon complete gibberish? We're joined by Julie O'Neill, a non-executive director of Ryanair and copywriter Nick McGivney.
Seamus Power, a Ph.D student at the University of Chicago, is conducting research into why the Irish reacted the way we did to the recession. He joins us to discuss his findings so far. You can take part in his research here : http://ssd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6YHE8Zj9daRxYz3
Music Played on the Show
One Trick Pony
Back In The Saddle Again
The Essential Gene Autry, New World Records, NW3143152