The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 9 November 2019

The Business

The Business

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

Kevin Lunney Attack Latest

Kevin Lunney Attack Latest

It's seven weeks after Kevin Lunney was tortured by a gang who abducted him from near his home in Fermanagh. During police raids of properties here and in England, a suspect died. He has been named as Cyril McGuinness, also known as "Jimmy Dublin". So what does this mean for the investigation? We ask retired Chief Superintendent John O'Brien.

Barbara Dawson Hugh Lane

Barbara Dawson Hugh Lane

The controversial question of ownership of the Hugh Lane collection of paintings has been cropping up over the years. WB Yeats, Lady Gregory, Michael Collins and Jack Lynch are among the many who have fought to bring the collection back to Ireland. Barbara Dawson has been at the helm of the Hugh Lane Gallery for a quarter of that century.

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Sticking with high-end investments, and the 1% who can afford to pay out phone book numbers for art - this is an area that my next guest knows a thing or two about. Paul Krugman is an economist and nobel laureate, and he is in Ireland taking part in the Kilkenomics Festival of economics and comedy in Kilkenny this weekend.

Regulating Porn

Regulating Porn

Earlier this week, two children were sentenced for the murder of Ana Kriegel. Although they were only 13 at the time, one of them had thousands of graphic, violent pornographic images on his phone. What are the responsibilities of the platforms hosting pornography? We ask Dr Kate Dawson, from the Active Consent Programme at NUIG.

Climate future

Climate future

One of the more unexpected images in the news this week was of a group of people in swimwear, protesting climate change. To talk through some of the trends for consumers and companies we're joined by Tomas Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland, and Professor John Walsh from UCD

Climate Business

Climate Business

Well, sticking with climate change - there are a number of Irish companies and businesses going above and beyond to try and achieve a zero-carbon status. They say it helps win over customers and even attract new staff. Our reporter Liam Geraghty has been meeting the businesses doing their bit for the planet

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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