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Posted on June 03, 2016

In part one we look at the ten month investigation into the sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland property portfolio, culminating in the British National Crime Agency making two arrests in Co. Down. This represents a significant "step change" according to Irish Times business reporter Barry O'Halloran. He joins political correspondent Harry McGee and host Ciarán Hancock to discuss the various strands of this investigation, including Enda Kenny's refusal to launch an inquiry south of the border.

Posted on June 03, 2016

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was sacked this week despite winning the FA Cup. The failures of his team on the pitch are well documented, but how much of a role did money play in the decision, and in the decision to hire his successor Jose Mourinho? Sports journalist Ken Early and Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul join Economics Editor Arthur Beesley to assess the business model of the great, or perhaps once-great, club.

Posted on June 03, 2016

In part one of the Business Podcast Irish Times reporter Fiona Reddan joins Ciarán Hancock in studio to discuss the latest figures from the Central Bank and to answer the question 'How rich are the Irish?'.

Posted on May 20, 2016
Siptu President Jack O'Connor talks about his difficult relationship with new Minister for Transport Shane Ross, the Luas strike, the Labour Party's leadership contest, and accelerating the restoration of pay cuts to public servants.
 
He also speaks about the end of his term of office in 2017 and what role he might play thereafter.
 

Posted on May 20, 2016
Investors in some FTSE companies are in revolt over the pay and bonuses awarded to their top executives. Joe Brennan and Cliff Taylor join Cíarán Hancock to explain why shareholders feel the top brass are not, in fact, worth it, and how remuneration for bankers may once again become a political hot potato here in Ireland if the AIB IPO goes ahead.
 
In part two: how have 67 days without a government affected the economy, and how will the new minority government handle the books? Cliff and Cíarán are joined by Economics Editor Arthur Beesley and Europe Correspondent Suzanne Lynch to examine new EU growth forecasts, Irish Exchequer figures and the promises made in the Fianna Fáil - Fine Gael agreement.

Posted on May 20, 2016
Part One: Ciarán Hancock is joined on the line by Dublin MEP Brian Hayes to discuss his call for the introduction of legislation to make it easier for mortgage holders to shop around for a more competitive rate of interest. He also gives his view on government formation and Irish Water.
 
Part Two: Is there a kinder Irish budget in the offing for 2016? A projected €900 million surplus for government spending would suggest so.

Posted on May 19, 2016

What are the implications of Brexit for Ireland and Europe? Is a serious economic shock possible? Might we see controls reappear on the border with Northern Ireland? Business leaders gathered in The Irish Times office this morning to hear economist and Irish Times columnist Professor John FitzGerald, London Editor Denis Staunton and Economics

Posted on May 16, 2016

Further insights into the habits of Ireland’s workforce have been revealed through recent employee research carried out by Irish Life*. The research found that Ireland’s workforce remains committed to their jobs, with over a third of employees in Ireland stating they have never missed a day in work. However, Ireland’s workforce are not as dedicated to securing their financial future, as they are only saving an average of 10% of their salary into a pension fund, Irish Life figures show. 

Posted on April 20, 2016

Bill Kyle, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Life Group Limited, has announced his intention to retire in mid-2016 following three years as CEO of Irish Life and a 37-year career with the Great-West Lifeco organisation.

In conjunction with Mr. Kyle’s upcoming retirement, the company has announced that David Harney, currently Managing Director, Irish Life Corporate Business will be appointed to the role of CEO of Irish Life Group effective from 30 June, 2016.

Posted on April 20, 2016

This week Ciarán takes a look at the flourishing Irish whiskey market, both at home and abroad. He is joined by Denise Murphy of An Bord Bia, Master Distiller Darryl McNally and John Teeling to discuss the enormous potential of this quintessentially Irish product.

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