The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 15 June 2019

The Business

The Business

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

Lessons from Berlin

Lessons from Berlin

Our housing crisis remains front and centre of the news with rising rents and a lack of availability. Berlin, with a similar population, is looking towards radical solutions to solve its housing crisis. Can we learn from the German city? We're joined from Berlin by journalist Derek Scally and in studio by lecturers Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty.

Charity Shop Chic

Charity Shop Chic

Charity shops have been associated for years with dowdy clothes, unloved furniture and hidden treasures. This week the St Vincent De Paul charity opened its 230th shop. To mark the occasion, they brought in an American retail expert to give staff tips on how to turn stores around. Liam Geraghty went along to find out more.

JAM Media

JAM Media

JAM Media is a large animation company with offices in Dublin and Belfast. They supply cartoons to Netflix, Nickelodeon, Amazon, BBC, and many others. The creators, John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton explain how they got into animation.

Oil Trade Troubles

Oil Trade Troubles

This week two oil tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, were attacked as they traveled in the Gulf of Oman. The price of crude oil went up by 4.5% in the immediate aftermath and tensions are said to have increased between the US and Iran as a result. David Horgan, Managing Director of Petrel Resources talks us through the implications.

BLOOMSDAY WALKABOUT

BLOOMSDAY WALKABOUT

Get your straw hat and monocles ready, tomorrow thousands will gather in locations all over the world to celebrate Bloomsday and James Joyce's modernist epic Ulysses. We caught up with some of the business people that are involved in the celebrations here.

Cocaine Confessions

Cocaine Confessions

This week, Michael Gove was the first of the Tory leadership contenders to admit to using cocaine on several occasions. Then Andrea Leadsom piped up that she had smoked cannabis. Boris Johnson dodged a line of questioning about drug use. But should you ever admit to drug taking in an interview situation? We ask resiliance coach Siobhán Murray.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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