The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 30 November 2019

The Business

The Business

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

Francesca McDonagh

Francesca McDonagh

It was a bad week for Bank of Ireland with glitches and outages causing frustration for many, all in the lead up to pay day and the biggest shopping day of the year - Black Friday. Francesca McDonagh is the chief executive of the bank. From Croydon in South London originally, she took over as head of Bank of Ireland two years ago.

The CryptoQueen

The CryptoQueen

The dramatic introduction of Dr Ruja Ignatova on stage as she toured the world persuading people to invest in One Coin. It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood story. The businesswoman persuaded millions to hand over their savings to invest in her crypto currency and then she disappeared. Petula Martin of RTÉ has been following the story

Drugs Trade in Ireland

Drugs Trade in Ireland

Irish criminals are exporting drugs as far as Australia, so says a published Europol report. Europol noted gangs are expanding their operations in rural towns, rather than simply selling to dealers. To look at the money involved we're joined by Pat, a former criminal who served time in two Irish prisons and Nicola Tallant from The Sunday World.

Sustainable Gifts

Sustainable Gifts

It seems that there's a real movement towards a sustainable Christmas with companies in some towns requesting reduced packaging from their suppliers and customers looking for ethically produced products. Liam Geraghty gives us the story all wrapped up.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Dublin City Council came under fire after it was revealed that it's considering spending 23 million euro on a white water rafting centre and polo pool in North Dublin. Councillors will decide next month whether to go ahead with the idea. Michael Fry has been imagining what's been going on behind the scenes with those who came up with the idea.

Music Played on the Show

Cantina Band

Cantina Band

John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra

0:28

Some Swing Borrowed Some Swing Blue

Some Swing Borrowed Some Swing Blue

The David Ricard Big Band

0:30

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Presenter: Richard Curran

Producer: Aideen McLoughlin

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