The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 30 May 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Working While Parenting

Working While Parenting

The issue of childcare has been causing increased frustration for parents who are struggling with work and business. RTE news reported that childcare will be available to parents returning to work from June 29th. We're joined by Aileen Hickey, CEO of Parentline, and by Adam Weatherley of ISME for more on what they've been hearing from parents.

Bingo Halls to Bingo Loco

Bingo Halls to Bingo Loco

Our next guests were inspired on a road trip to come up with a different kind of bingo and they've gone global with the idea. Will Meara and Craig Reynolds along with their friend, Stephen Lawless, a psychiatric nurse by training founded Bingo Loco.

Twitter and Trump

Twitter and Trump

This week, for the first time, Twitter has taken action against some of President Donald Trump's tweets. This provoked the President to issue an Executive Order which attempts to remove some of the legal protections of social media companies. Liz Carolan, Executive Director of the organisation Digital Action tells us more.

Interview with Rutger Bregman

Interview with Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman has published a second book, Humankind: A Hopeful History. In it he advocates that people are intrinsically good and he says it's high time companies and governments start to trust their people. We spoke to him and asked if we are beginning to see an introduction of a universal basic income.

Weddings During the Pandemic

Weddings During the Pandemic

Couples across the country who were due to be married have had to get used to the idea of a prolonged engagement because of Covid. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to provide more clarity for couples around numbers permitted for gatherings in the coming months. Liam Geraghty has been checking out the issue.

Unlikely Irish Fashion Hits

Unlikely Irish Fashion Hits

Paul Mescal, the star of Normal People has set fashion trends again in his O'Neill shorts. The former Kildare player completed the look with sunglasses, prawn-cocktail crisps and a few cans of pink gin. We're joined by fashion stylist Courtney Smith, to find out more about what other Irish fashion trends have made an international impression.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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