The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 17 January 2015

The Business

The Business

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

Repossessions on the Rise

Given what the country has been through, there have been relatively few repossessions to date. Is that about to change? This week FLAC, the free legal advice people, said that recommendations by an expert group will make it easier for house repossessions to take place, but will the banks go down this route? Joining Richard to discuss were Conall Mac Coille, Chief Economist at Davy Stockbrokers, and Ross Maguire of New Beginnings.

Preparing for Business Failure

Last week, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Pendulum Summit that he felt Ireland was not preparing its young to deal with failure. He described 'difficulty and failure' as 'inevitable companions'. His remarks prompted one woman contact the show... Dr. Orla Byrne specialises in Entrepreneurship in the University of Bath.

Annie Atkins

Watching Wes Anderson's nine times Oscar-nominated "The Grand Budapest Hotel", it's hard to miss the detailed and visually-striking props and sets. Irish-based, Annie Atkins, was the lead graphic designer on the project, and the innovative talent behind the most eye-catching props on screen.

Quantitative Easing

The term Quantitative Easing was bandied about in the news quite a bit this week. But what does it actually mean? And why is it making the headlines here and further afield? Joining Richard to help put us all at ease about quantitative easing was Brendan Keenan of the Irish Independent.

Workplace Experiments

This week the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced that they were doing their own work experiment -a staff exchange programme with the Irish aviation leasing company Avolon, aimed at improving the skill set of both the public and private sector companies. Do such experiments work and what are their true value? Moira Creedon from the Irish Management Institute weighed up the pros and cons.

Working in the Elements

As clearing up continues after Storm Rachel wreaked havoc across the country, Liam Geraghty went out to meet the people that brave the elements everyday - hail, rain or snow...

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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