The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 16 December 2017

The Business

The Business

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

Ryanair

Ryanair

Gerry Byrne, aviation journalist gave Richard an update on Wednesday's planned pilot strike at Ryanair. 

Food Cloud

Food Cloud

Our two guests today have set about tackling Ireland’s food-waste mountain by founding an innovative food redistribution business which taps into the social conscience of the corporations involved...

In 2013, Iseult Ward and Aoibhinn O’Brien started FoodCloud – and in its four years of existence, the company has redistributed the equivalent of 23 million meals through more than 7000 charitable groups in the Ireland and the UK.

Just last month they won the overall prize at the Image Business woman of the year awards and they joined Richard in studio. 

 

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

2017 has been a year of currency fluctuations, especially if we look at Sterling but in the world of Crypto currencies, the fortunes of Bitcoin have been extraordinary to observe. Back in January one bitcoin was worth in or around 900 dollars – today that valuation is closer to 18 thousand and much of that gain has happened in recent months and weeks.

So if it looks like a bubble, and quacks like a bubble, is it a bubble?

Richard was joined by Reuben Godfrey – co-founder of the Blockchain Association of Ireland, and Cormac Lucey columnist with the Times Ireland edition.

Management consultants

Management consultants

Often it happens that when the chips are down in companies or in teams, seeing the reality of the situation with any sense of clarity is impossible for the people closest to the action – and this is a moment where an outside perspective comes into its own, a time when the trouble shooting has to be done by a neutral party.

 Finola Howard, founder and creator of How Great Marketing Works, and business coach and author of "Inspire Me; Life Wisdom to pass on", Shane Craddock, joined Richard in studio. 

Charity Shops

Charity Shops

Well its easy go overboard on the consumption at this time of year, but Community Reuse Network Ireland are asking shoppers to "Reimagine Christmas Gifts" and are encouraging festive shoppers to make presents more personal and eco conscious by gifting reuse or recycled items from charity shops – Liam Geraghty reports.

Business Books

Business Books

Well as we’ve been saying, ‘tis the season for giving, and why not consider giving the gift of business expertise to your loved one this year. Killian Woods of Fora, and Jenny Darmody, Careers Editor of Silicon Republic joined Richard in studio with their business book recommendations for this Christmas.

List of Books recommended 

What I Know About Running Coffee Shops (by Colin Harmon)

Queen of the Ploughing (by Anna May McHugh)

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (by Lindy West)

On Writing (by Stephen King)

Thrive (by Arianna Huffington)

Owning It (by Caroline Foran)

Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery (by Henry Marsh)

The Power of Habit (by Charles Duhigg)

 

 

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