The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 3 October 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Helen James

Helen James

Helen James has had a very colourful career working with the likes of Donna Karan in New York, selling scarves in Saudi Arabia and now heads up the Considered range for Dunnes Stores. She grew up in Dublin on the grounds of the Chester Beatty Library, a childhood on a very prestigious Shrewsbury road of all places.

Back to the Burbs

Back to the Burbs

The Suburbs have been getting bad press for years - nosy neighbours, Sundays spent washing the car and endless rows of uniform housing. But the Pandemic has brought a new lease of life for the businesses in the 'burbs. They're the place to be as Liam Geraghty has been finding out.

Tourism Takes a Tumble

Tourism Takes a Tumble

The Irish Hotels Federation announced further collapses in hotel bookings this week with occupancy rates of just 23% for October and 11% in November. But it's not just hotels who are hurting. We're joined by Eoghan O'Mara Walsh, chief executive of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation and Elizabeth Nallen of Minella Hotel.

A Shafted Generation?

A Shafted Generation?

Earlier this week there was huge consternation when crowds of students gathered in Galway city. Some were more forgiving, with many feeling sorry for the students. But what does the future hold for that generation? We're joined by Barra Roantree, economist at the ESRI.

Singing Reindeer and Plastic Santas

Singing Reindeer and Plastic Santas

NEPHT say Christmas and Halloween are still on the cards - but some aspects of Christmas might be in short supply this year. Toys such as singing reindeer and many others all come from China where factories were closed for months due to Covid-19. We're joined from China by journalist Yvonne Murray to tell us more.

Rubik's Cube

Rubik's Cube

They've appeared in a Spice Girls video, umpteen movies and Jennifer Lopez's I ain't your Mama. The Rubik's cube is 40 years old this month and we're joined by Rubik's cube enthusiast Aifric O'Connell to look at the story of the little square cube that's made millions.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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