The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 24 October 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Taking on Big Business

Taking on Big Business

It's been a tough week for retailers. Some smaller businesses are planning a campaign of civil disobedience against the huge chains still selling non essential goods. We're joined by Damian O'Reilly, lecturer in Retail Management in TU Dublin, and Rebecca Harrison, owner of Fishers, a boutique in Newtownmountkennedy.

An Ode to Local Shops

An Ode to Local Shops

It's not only tough for companies to close their doors, it's tough for customers too. We all miss our chats and gossip with local retailers. Writer Manchán Magan missed his shops a lot during the last lockdown, this is his ode to local shops.

Mohammad Ali and other Stories

Mohammad Ali and other Stories

Restaurants were at the front and centre of the news this week given the further restrictions. We're joined now by celebrity chef Paul Treyvaud to look at the impact on his business. He's known for his shows on Amazon Prime, Virgin Media and his book on the trade - a book he says that makes Kitchen Confidential look like Bambi.

Paul Polman - The Climate Issue

Paul Polman - The Climate Issue

Climate issues have taken somewhat of a back seat during Covid but not for the former Head of Unilever, Paul Polman. He has shared a stage with Al Gore, Leonardo de Caprio and more on this issue. He says big business must tackle the climate change crisis, but also the welfare of workers and the public. He wants a whole rethink of capitalism.

When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out

We've all seen movies about Museums when the lights go out and that's very much the case these days, not just at night time but during the day too. So what happens in a museum or gallery when no one comes through the door? We're joined by Brian Crowley, Collections Curator at Kilmainham Gaol and Fiona Kearney, Director of the Glucksman Gallery.

Bookshelf Envy

Bookshelf Envy

As the workplace zoom calls kick into gear again we'll all have to tidy our houses and rearrange the bookshelves making sure that copy of Ulysses is in full view the Barry Manaloe Song book is at the back. So is anyone making money from bookshelf envy? Liam Geraghty has been finding out.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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