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Posted on August 15, 2019

Laura Slattery has a roundup of some of the business stories of the week including the departure of Norwegian Air from the Irish market, the purchase of Green Reit and a chill in property prices.

Posted on August 08, 2019

Laura Slattery has a roundup of the latest business news including a hefty fine for a large Irish firm, Boohoo buying Karen Millen and the disruptor snapping up a rare commodity: talented sports journalists.

Posted on August 01, 2019

Laura Slattery on some of the big stories this week, including steep Sterling loses and the continuing controversy surrounding Ireland's new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Peter Hamilton has all the latest business news including more pay disputes at Ryanair, how the markets are reaction to Boris Johnson's election as Tory party leader and struggling state agencies.

Posted on July 18, 2019

Peter Hamilton has all the latest business news, including the Irish firm turning plastic into wax and the sudden relevance of outgoing Bank of England governor Mark Carney's Irish citizenship.

Posted on July 11, 2019

Peter Hamilton has the latest business news, including a look back at the life of Penneys founder Arthur Ryan who died this week. Also Ciarán Hancock talks to David Hall, the mortgage debtor advocate, who expects 20,000 homes to be repossessed by banks or so-called vulture funds over the next six years.

Posted on July 04, 2019

Eoin Burke-Kennedy of The Irish Times and Conall Mac Coille, chief economist at Davy, talk to Ciarán about what's behind the housing market moves. They also discuss the latest exchequer return figures that indicate a continuation of twin trends: a tax revenue boom, and cost overruns at the Department of Health.

Posted on June 21, 2019

Now is the right time for Government to implement widescale and durable pension reform.  Auto enrolment can be the catalyst for change which will benefit generations to come. 

New research commissioned by Irish Life has indicated that support for the Government’s plan to make it automatic for everyone working to pay into a pension scheme is growing.  Belief that auto enrolment would encourage more people to save for their retirement has grown from 84% in 2017 to 86% in May 2019.

Posted on June 20, 2019

Sherry Fitzgerald chief economist Marian Finnegan and Orla Hegarty join presenter Cliff Taylor to discuss some troubling trends in the housing sector. Peter Hamilton has some of the other stories in the news this week including Facebook's crypto currency, Libra.

Posted on June 13, 2019

Peter Hamilton has a roundup of some of the week's business headlines, including Ryanair's plan to add Malta Air to its expanding group of airlines. The chairman of IFAC Seamus Coffey, explains why the council is so concerned about government spending.