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Posted on September 20, 2017
Recent research conducted by Irish Life gives an insight into the ownership of smartphones in Ireland. The research showed that nearly all Irish adults (90%) own a smartphone, with the top three uses including checking emails (87%), social media (71%) and news/ weather (67%). Other uses for the smartphone include online banking (50%), shopping online (42%) and paying bills (32%). 
Posted on September 20, 2017

It's been a week of uncharacteristically poor PR management at Ryanair with the airline forced to cancel 2 per cent of its flights over the next six weeks, due to a cock-up concerning pilots holidays.

In the second part of the show Business Affairs correspondent Mark Paul hits the National Ploughing Championships to take the pulse of Ireland's agriculture sector and find out what farmers are most concerned about with Brexit just around the corner.

Posted on September 14, 2017

John Teeling has been in the mining business since 1969. Since then he says he has had "two or three big winners, that's all" but he has made more money than more he has lost.

John Teeling has been in the mining and exploration business since 1969 and says he has had "two or three big winners, that's all" throughout his career, but he has made more money than he has lost.

In the second part of the show, Fiona Reddan has the details of Lidl’s foray into High Fashion with a new clothing line in stores next week designed by the German supermodel Heidi Klum.

Posted on September 12, 2017

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Irish Pensions Awards 2017 in their brand new category, Excellence in DC.

Posted on September 12, 2017

The Fiscal Advisory Council and the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation both launched pre-budget submissions this week. FAC chairman Seamus Coffey urges caution and tells presenter Ciarán Hancock that the body will be watching with interest to see what Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe will do with their first budget.

In the second part of the show, Irish Tourist Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara-Walsh explains why the State should spend €60 million each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions.

Posted on September 05, 2017

Eoin Burke-Kennedy on the ongoing social housing shortage and Joe Brennan has the details of new Irish property venture, Oaktree, which hopes to list on the Irish stock market.

In the second half of the show, Mark Paul and Martin Wall are in studio to talk about WRC hearings relating to working conditions for grooms and exercise riders at Ballydoyle racing yard.

Posted on August 28, 2017

Mark Paul on INM's boardroom battle, Barry O'Halloran on Cerberus's moves against debtors in the courts and Sean Quinn's move into online betting, and Fiona Reddan on the massive increase in rents - bad news for tenants, but a big opportunity for homeowners with a spare room. 

Posted on August 17, 2017

"An absolutely magnificent idea", is how economist Jim Power views the prospect of Athlone City. 

Posted on August 10, 2017

According to a new economic outlook from Goodbody Stockbrokers this week, Ireland’s economy is returning to its “previous peak” with close to full employment and domestic spending back at 2007 levels. So, has Ireland's economy really emerged from a "lost decade"?

Posted on August 08, 2017

President of the Irish Exporters Association Nicola Byrne explains why Ireland is “way ahead of the posse” in preparing for Brexit.

There is still a lot to do, but there is also a “huge amount that can happen in the right direction” for Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union, she tells presenter Cliff Taylor.

They are joined by associate research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute Martina Lawless, who outlines what the worst-case scenario could be when it comes to tariffs and barriers, and why paperwork may be a bigger concern for many Irish exporters post-Brexit.

In the second half of the show, Irish Times business journalist Fiona Reddan takes us through some of the ideas being mooted by the department of finance’s tax strategy group, including the prospect of abolishing relief on family homes from capital gains tax when they are sold.


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