Open for Business is back at 7.00pm on Thursday nights from the 29th of April on RTÉ One, presented by Ella McSweeney and Richard Curran.
We kick off this new series with vaccines. As the vaccine supply controversy rages on, we explore what it takes to mass produce such a vital drug. Open for Business highlights the Irish manufacturers playing their part in the fight against Covid-19.
We talk to Deirdre Robertson of the Economic and Social Research Institution about how the vaccine rollout might affect consumer behaviour.
From the dry ice that keeps vaccines chilled to the machinery that processes its raw materials, we'll follow the complicated supply chain that could make or break Ireland’s plan to vaccinate the entire country.
Fermoy-based biopharmaceutical manufacturer @ABECtweets has been playing an important role in the battle against COVID, making some of the most sought-after products in the vaccine supply chain.#OpenForBusinessRTE pic.twitter.com/10GC7V3jwf— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) April 29, 2021
We are also joined by Colm O’Callaghan of PwC Ireland to discuss government supports and schemes, what’s in place, what’s needed, and what might disappear.
Finally, we meet Marcus O'Laoire, a DJ from Dublin, who since the virus and lockdowns decimated the live music industry has spent a large chunk of 2020 converting an old ambulance into a food truck, serving a range of delicious sandwiches.
This week we highlight the story of former DJ and bar owner @marcusolaoire who, to keep himself busy and earning a living during the pandemic, bought an ambulance.#OpenForBusinessRTÉ pic.twitter.com/wINY0muVBD— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) April 29, 2021
For more information on Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer click here.
You'll find more information on support provided by Local Enterprise Offices here.
For details on Chambers Ireland’s COVID-19 Information for Business click here.
For a full list of government supports and schemes here
Watch back on the RTÉ Player here