Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 10 June 2014
Wilbur Ross/Bank of Ireland
As investment and profit making goes it was a smart move for US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to buy Bank of Ireland shares back in 2011.
Yesterday, he sold all of his 5.5 per cent stake in the bank - with his investment tripling in value.
All good news for him but what does it mean for Bank of Ireland?
Joining Sean was Ciaran Hancock, finance correspondent of the Irish Times and Peter Brown founder of the Institute of Financial Trading.
Today Minister for Health, James Reilly is looking for cabinet approval for his plans for all tobacco products to be wrapped in plain packaging. If it goes ahead, Ireland will only be the third country, after Australia and New Zealand, to introduce such a tactic in the fight against smoking.
However American business groups say this will had adverse effects on business in Ireland.
In a recent interview James Reilly spoke to Peter Taylor about impending legal action from tobacco companies.
Joining Sean was Kathleen O’Mara, from the Irish Cancer Society.
Populations are increasing, obesity is on the rise and emissions from food production are growing.
These factors are having a looming effect on our lifestyles and threatening the sustainability of our farming industry. Well, that’s according to Professor of Food Policy at City University London, Tim Lang. So what effect would a sustainable policy have on the farming industry in Ireland..
Tim Lang spoke to Sean London and he was also joined by Patrick Kent, President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association.