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    The Business Saturday 30 May 2015

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    Aer Lingus Takeover Bid

    After much to-ing and fro-ing, the Dail voted this week to sell off the State's share in Aer Lingus. The next step in the story is what happens with Ryanair's stake in the airline. A man who is always happy to be pictured wearing a jester's crown, Michael O'Leary, now becomes kingmaker in the deal. Conor McCarthy, CEO of Plane Consult and Chairman of Dublin Aerospace, is very familiar with the mindsets of both of the major players in this drama, Willie Walsh of IAG and Ryanair's O'Leary.
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    Around the World

    The Aer Lingus story was making plenty of headlines around the world this, but Siobhan O'Connell joined Richard in studio to discuss some of the other business stories from around the world that might have escaped our attention, in our monthly roundup courtesy of the Institute of Directors.
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    Dee Forbes

    The TV world has been going through very significant changes over the last few years, with the emergence of on-line streaming models, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, encroaching heavily on our screen time. Dee Forbes is a Cork woman who is President and Managing Director of Discovery TV Northern Europe, and is responsible for the running of 27 diverse TV channels across that whole region, keeping them one step ahead of the game.
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    FIFA Furore

    Sepp Blatter was reelected as President of FIFA yesterday evening, despite numerous calls for his resignation over corruption allegations. Some of the big-name sponsors of the organisation were expressing their concerns. Is that all just tough talk, or will they take action and withdraw their support for the federation?
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    Quitting with a Bang

    This week saw the dramatic exit of Avril Power from Fianna Fail, and she was criticised for resigning publicly rather than informing her boss Michael Martin first. What's the best way to leave your job? Gary Brown, chairman of Target Mc Connells, discusses memorable workplace walk outs, and Aura McMenamin has been finding out if people on the streets of Dublin have ever dreamt about telling their boss to "take this job and shove it"...
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    The Business of Festivals

    There are to be dozens of festivals taking place this bank holiday weekend: Bloom, Forbidden Fruit, a bike festival in Kerry, and the Rory Gallagher Festival in Donegal to name but a few... It's safe to say that festival season is well and truly upon us, but what goes on behind the scenes when pulling such an event together? We asked reporter Liam Geraghty to find out.

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