The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 11 July 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Tánaiste Leo Varadker

Tánaiste Leo Varadker

We're joined by Tánaiste Leo Varadker, the new Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Making Mistakes in Work

Making Mistakes in Work

There have been umpteen stories in the news recently of politicians making mistakes - a drink driving scandal, ministerial appointments that prompted one local newspaper to call it "a cabinet fit for Cromwell" and the Bobby Storey funeral controversy - to mention just a few. Our reporter Liam Geraghty and others own up to their own mistakes.

Bright Guys

Bright Guys

We're joined by two brothers in business. New entrants to the energy market, Ciaran and Stephen Devine from Derry are the people behind Bright a tech based energy company. They started out in the energy sector in their mid twenties when they set up a renewable energy power plant in their home county.

Privacy and Covid

Privacy and Covid

The pandemic has thrown up all kinds of concerns regarding privacy. One of the areas where we're seeing issues emerge is around temperature checks in workplaces, bars and restaurants. But should we be concerned about this? We're joined from Waterford by Rachel Finn of Trilateral Research, a company that specialises in data ethics.

Angrynomics - Mark Blyth

Angrynomics - Mark Blyth

It's been a summer of protests as the pandemic has brought the roots of disadvantage and anger into sharper focus. Our next guest Mark Blyth has been looking at the causes of anger in Western democracies and how to fix it in his new book Angrynomics. We caught up with him earlier.

The Death of the Tie

The Death of the Tie

It looks like the tie might be a thing of the past. It doesn't lend itself very well to working from home and to make matters worse there's strong evidence that they're potential germ carriers. Could this pandemic spell the end of the line for the tie? We asked the dapper Fashion designer Peter O'Brien for his thoughts on the death of the tie.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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