Series 5: Episode Guide

Episode 1

Broadcast: 3/03/2013

Dragons' Den is back for a fifth series with three new Dragons Ramona Nicolas, Peter Casey and Barry O'Sullivan trying to find their feet, but it isn't long before they feel ready to compete with the established names of Gavin Duffy and Sean O'Sullivan. There is a wide range of pitches in this first episode with everything from guitars, to retraining solutions for people who find themselves out of work. But will the Dragons invest their hard earned cash? Tune in to RTÉ One Sunday 3rd March to find out..

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Episode 2

Broadcast: 10/03/2013

Episode 2 of Series 5 of Dragons' Den- and Peter Casey, Ramona Nicholas and Barry O'Sullivan are no longer the new Dragons. Having found their feet in the first day in the Den, they now recognize they will have to fight the other Dragons if they are going to get the investments they want. While ¤60,000 is invested- another ¤100,000 is turned down!

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Episode 3

Broadcast: 17/03/2013

While all the other Dragons have secured an investment, Gavin Duffy is still empty handed.

Having made offers in episode one and two, he has been turned down twice! Two days in and Gavin is getting more eager than ever to get in on the action.

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Episode 4

Broadcast: 24/03/2013

This week the Dragons have to deal with some very unusual situations. The Dragons have to deal with the quiet confidence of an entrepreneur who has no sales or projections, the desperate hope of a couple with a young family who have sold everything they own for a dream and for the second straight week a man obsessed with dog doo...

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Episode 5

Broadcast: 31/03/2013

Episode 5 of Series 5 of Dragons' Den highlights the fact that the plucky entrepreneurs often don't realise that they're bringing something else with them, apart from their product or idea: hidden qualities like know-how or experience or evenjust raw enthusiasm. When it comes to spotting that valuable potential, thefive Dragons all have a sixth sense.

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Episode 6

Broadcast: 7/04/2013

This week's Dragons' Den is a rollercoaster ride. When entrepreneurs manage to mess up their pitches, offers are made and then withdrawn. There is a rap artist with a story to tell and a man looking to revolutionise the tourist industry leaving the Dragons shocked by his pitch.

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Episode 7

Broadcast: 14/04/2013

Episode 7 of Series 5 of Dragons' Den features entrepreneurs from counties across the island, from Cork and Kerry, to Carlow, Dublin, Kildare and Fermanagh. But despite their different backgrounds and an age range from the early 30's to the late 60's they are all after one thing- the Dragon's cash- and with ¤180,000 invested some of these entrepreneurs definitely travelled home happy

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Episode 8

Broadcast: 21/04/2013

In this episode the Dragons invest nearly a quarter of a million euro! This programme covers a wide range of inventions from an app, new food approach and that old Dragons' Den staple - the GAA product. This episode sees the Dragons fighting amongst themselves- to work out what is morally right, to amend other Dragon's offers they feel are unfair and to be the Dragon that spends the millionth euro in the series!

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Episode 9

Broadcast: 28/04/2013

Ireland's Junior Dragons' Den makes its long anticipated global debut this week. This week the Dragons come face-to-face with the best business ideas from young Irish men and women aged between 12 and 18 years old.

Over 450 applicants from all across the island entered the competition to bring their ideas into the den. A series of regional heats held by the Bank of Ireland culminated last December with young people behind the top 100 ideas gathering in Dublin for the national finals: with the best twenty winning the chance to pitch their business ideas to the Dragons over the next two episodes.

The only difference is that the Junior entrepreneurs are not looking for investment - they are each pitching to secure a single ¤2,000 bursary and they only need one Dragon to award it. But our Dragons are still playing by their rules: they'll only back the best ideas, from the best people, with the best potential. there's no such thing as a gentle dragon in this Den.

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Episode 10

Broadcast: 5/05/2013

In the final episode the Juniors engage with the Dragons in an effort to secure a bursary of ¤2,000. The Dragons meet some fantastic school children with ideas ranging from Sheep Shoes to growing your own produce and removing frost from windscreens.

The future of Irish business are in the Den to pitch but the Dragons are still playing by their rules: they'll only back the best ideas, from the best people, with the best potential. there's no such thing as a gentle dragon!

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