The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 19 September 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Dublin Lockdown

Dublin Lockdown

The Government restrictions that were introduced overnight in the capital have caused upset and concern among business owners. We're joined in studio by Martin Harte from The Temple Bar Company and Angela Ruttledge of the Woodstock restaurant in Dublin 7.

Shebeens and Secret Knocks

Shebeens and Secret Knocks

While the restaurants and pubs are shutting up shop it remains to be seen whether parties will continue to happen in people's homes. Our own Siobhan Maguire has been looking into the secret world of the sheebeen and some of the most unusual lengths people are going to to recreate the pub at home.

Bedding in On-Line

Bedding in On-Line

It looks like many of us are going to be staying at home for a while. During the lockdown there was a huge increase in on-line spending particularly on clothes, gaming and home improvements. They were the perfect conditions for Deirdre McGettrick's company ufurnish.com.

Retail Rage

Retail Rage

Many will have seen viral videos of anti mask protesters over the last few weeks, but there is also growing anger in local shops. Retail rage is a new reality for retailers all over the country. Here to tell us more and how they are coping is Tara Buckley of RGDATA - The representative association for over 3,000 local shops throughout Ireland.

Claddagh Records

Claddagh Records

We all know it's been a tough time for musicians throughout Covid 19, but one record company is getting a new lifeline. Claddagh Records - a mecca for traditional Irish music over the years was recently bought over by Universal. We're joined by musician Peadar O'Riada, who was immersed in Claddagh from a very young age.

The Return of the Tape

The Return of the Tape

In March we saw the worst sales for albums in over 60 years, but it has picked up slightly since then. Musicians are doing everything they can to bring in sales including special parcels for fans - with vinyl, CD and even tape copies of their albums. Did we ever think we would see the return of the tape? Liam Geraghty has been checking it out.

Music Played on the Show

Cheek To Cheek

Cheek To Cheek

Ella Fitzgerald

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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