The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

The Business Saturday 17 October 2020

The Business

The Business

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

Going Down to Dublin Town

Going Down to Dublin Town

Dublin City Centre traders are up in arms over what they describe as the failure of Dublin City Council to increase city footfall and the pedestrianisation process. We're joined by Mary Whelan, owner of Eirlooms on Stephen's Street Lower and member of Dublin Can Be Heaven Group, and Graeme McQueen Head of Communications for Dublin Chamber.

Mask Hysteria

Mask Hysteria

The Government has called for more people to work from home where possible and appealed to employers to let their staff do just that. The Taoiseach also called on people to ditch their visors and don face masks instead. We're joined by employment law specialist Richard Grogan to tell us how this is all playing out in the workplace.

Four Day Week Fantasy

Four Day Week Fantasy

Covid-19 has upended workplaces all over the world. As well as a move towards working from home, it has prompted many to call for shorter working days and even four day working weeks. But is it something that could work here? Liam Geraghty has been finding out.

The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

We're joined by a woman who played a role in the Vote Leave Campaign and the election of Donald Trump. Brittany Kaiser was a key member of staff in Cambridge Analytica - the British company that ran an operation to manipulate voters on an industrial scale. She was one of the players in that scandal and became a whistleblower.

Cruise Ship Graveyard

Cruise Ship Graveyard

Ryanair were all over the news as they closed operations in Cork and Shannon for the winter. It seems that it's not easy on the high seas either. Earlier this week we saw photos of cruise ships being broken down for scrap metal in Turkey. Alice Hancock of the Financial Times joins us to tell us about yet another Covid casualty.

Halloween During Covid

Halloween During Covid

Halloween is certainly going to be very different for everyone this year. So how are the costume shops coping? We're joined by Ronan O'Brien, owner of the online fancy dress store The Costume Shop, and Shay Howlin, owner of Fun House, a costume shop beside the Gaiety Theatre.

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Presenter: Richard Curran

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