Twenty-one months after the last General Election there is a very real possibility that the first incarnation of so-called "New Politics" will come to an end. Leo Varadkar & Michaeál Martin met yesterday & will meet again today in an effort to avoid an election. Joining Richard in studio is Ian Guider, Markets Editor of the Sunday Business Post.
In 1978 Geraldine Swarbrigg opened the Music City Record shop in Mullingar & over the next decade went on to open her own chain of fashion boutiques throughout the midlands. On Monday Geraldine received a Lifetime Achievement Award from IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards.
On Thursday Harrods announced that it was about to commence a 200 million pound redesign with shoppers from the Far East in mind. Irish Times man, Denis Staunton on the legendary Harrods Department Store in Knightsbridge, London.
In studio with Richard this morning are two Irish toy companies vying successfully for space under your tree & space under trees around the world! Ian Harkin, originator of Lottie Dolls & Niamh Sherwin Barry & Aoife Lawler of the Irish Fairy Door Company.
Video game consoles & games are always popular on Christmas lists across the country. Ninetendo's most popular character for 32 years, Mario - the Italian plumber is showing no signs of slowing down. What about our own home grown street fighting businesses? Liam Geraghty meets some Irish companies levelling up.