The Business Saturday 17 January 2015
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.
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.
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...