The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 16 November 2019

The Business

The Business

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

Colm Williamson, Waterford Whispers

Colm Williamson, Waterford Whispers

Colm Williamson is the creator of Waterford Whispers News, the satirical web-site that has been in and out of trouble for about ten years. With headlines such as "Beyonce set to perform at Trump impeachment half-time show" Now, they've decided to follow other organisations and go down the subscription route.

Behind The Paywall

Behind The Paywall

Of course Waterford Whispers News is not the first publication to partially duck behind a paywall. As online advertising revenues decline, more and more companies and even individuals are charging people for their material. Our reporter Liam Geraghty has been speaking to some of them.

Banking Culture

Banking Culture

KBC group chief executive Johan Thijs apologised for comments on the country's tracker mortgage scandal. He had criticised the Central Bank, calling on them to "come on, guys, turn the page". Is there still a huge gulf between the regulators and those they regulate? We ask Professor Niamh Brennan from the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance.

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace

In recent weeks, anti-migrant sentiment has been in evidence from protests in various parts of the country. Are we seeing an increased hostility in the public discourse? Does this translate to incidents of discrimination in the workplace? We ask Professor Mark Bell from TCD, who specializes in employment and discrimination law.

Diageo

Diageo

Two multi-nationals have just become the latest employers to introduce paid paternity leave. Diageo piloted this earlier in the year, with the announcement of 26 weeks of paid paternity leave for every employee regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Diageo's Chief HR Officer Mairead Nayager was the driving force behind the scheme.

Friends Reunion - The Money

Friends Reunion - The Money

They were on a break! Friends ran for 10 seasons, ending in 2004, but the six cast members have continued to make money minute after minute since then. Now, the show is tipped for a comeback, with the full cast reportedly on board. So who will rake it in this time round? We ask journalist Taragh Loughrey-Grant.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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