Defining the meaning of an entrepreneur leads to a heated debate at a gathering of the Confederation of Mothers of Seven.

An advertisement in the national newspapers from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to encourage manufacturing entrepreneurs becomes a topic of discussion for the Confederation of Mothers of Seven.

If you have the right ideas and business experience, the IDA offers you the opportunity of a lifetime. 

The new IDA plan offers opportunities to become an entrepreneur. For those with the enterprise and the know-how to run a factory, the IDA is offering financial support and business advice. 

Manufacturing Entrepeneur
Job advertisement for a Manufacturing Entrepreneur

But what kind of people would qualify for the grants? The Confederation of the Mothers of Seven, Fanny (Pat Daly), Grainne (Paul Murphy), Rosa (Frank Kelly), and Maevis (Eamon Morrissey), debate the question over an afternoon sherry.  

This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' was broadcast on 1 February 1978. The reporter is Frank Hall

Frank Hall's amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator' which became known as 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.

The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country.

Regarded as  RTE's flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats.

The show ran for 9 series until 1980. In the RTE Guide on the week of its first transmission, Frank Hall wrote,

The form and content of Hall's Pictorial Weekly should be impossible to forecast until the last moment. It should be as varied and absorbing as life itself.

He further commented

I have an inexhaustible interest in the lives and times of the people who live in our country towns and villages; no event is too small to capture my attention, no community too out of the way... This programme is intended to be about you, your town, your friends, your local interests.

(RTE Guide, September 24, 1971, Vol.8, No.9, p.2)