Richard is joined by Tom Keogh whose family have for over 200 years been growing potatoes in north county Dublin but it was Tom Keogh's decision in 2007 to start making crisps out of surplus spuds that put the Keogh's family brand on a global stage.
This week a report from a group of academics in the US & Denmark called "The Mission Profits of Nations" named Ireland the world's "biggest tax haven" & former Greek Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis accused us of free riding on the rest of Europe. Are our low tax rates finally hitting a wall? Frank Barry, Economist at the Trinity School of Business joins Richard in studio.
Facebook as a media platform took a beating earlier this week with news that fewer people use the platform to consume news. The Reuters Institute report citied user concerns about privacy & the complication of distinguishing real from fake news as factors in the decline. In studio are Jenny Taaffe, CEO of iZest Marketing & James Dunne, strategic planning directo at Teneco PSG.
There has been a sharp drop in the price of bitcoin & other virtual currencies after South Korean crptocurrency exchange Coinrail was hacked last weekend. Are they just a fad? Liam Geraghty brings us this report.
Job hunting at the best of times is challenging but add maturity of years into the mix, candidates can find themselves facing biases they really should'nt have to. Michael Comyn, broadcaster & executive coach joins Richard to talk about the challenges facing a person of actual lived experience in the world fitting into a new corporate culture.