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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with EY.
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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with EY.
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    Why are stock markets so volatile right now?

    Why are stock markets so volatile right now?

    Last week markets worldwide wobbled as investors fretted about a recession and aggressive monetary tightening by central banks.
    In addition, cryptocurrencies have slumped this year leaving many people nursing major losses. 
    So, is this just a blip, or is there something more fundamental going on? 
    In this episode of The Irish Times Inside Business podcast, Ciarán Hancock is joined by Cliff Taylor of The Irish Times, Aidan Donnelly, head of equities at Irish stockbroker Davy, and Irish Times Washington Correspondent Martin Wall, to make sense of it all and discuss what it might mean for the Irish economy.

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    • 44 min
    What happens to the Northern Ireland protocol now?

    What happens to the Northern Ireland protocol now?

    This week the UK introduced a Bill to unilaterally scrap the Northern Ireland protocol, the post-Brexit set of rules which govern Northern Irish trade. The EU has now launched infringement proceedings against the UK for not complying with significant parts of the deal, which it describes as a clear breach of international law. Ciarán is joined by Public Affairs Editor Simon Carswell, chief executive of Manufacturing Northern Ireland Stephen Kelly and Robert Sweeney, a policy analyst at TASC, to discuss this standoff over the protocol.


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    How important is the ‘latte levy’ to our climate goals?

    How important is the ‘latte levy’ to our climate goals?

    The Government plans to introduce a 20c tax on all single-use takeaway coffee cups in a bid to make Ireland the first country in the world to eliminate their use.
    The so-called ‘latte levy’ forms part of the Circular Economy Bill, which aims to introduce world-leading moves to reduce waste and influence behaviour.
    Nearly half a million takeaway cups are sent to landfill or incineration every day. So why do some claim that the proposal won’t achieve its aims?
    In today’s episode of the Inside Business podcast, we hear from Dairine Keogh, owner of the Clement and Pekoe coffee shops in Dublin, about her views on the tax.
    Presenter Laura Slattery also speaks to managing director of Retail Excellence, Duncan Graham, and Sadhbh O’Neill, an assistant professor at Dublin City University and lecturer in climate policy and environmental politics.

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    • 34 min
    A turbulent recovery for tourism and air travel

    A turbulent recovery for tourism and air travel

    Tourism and air travel have rebounded strongly in 2022 after two years of pandemic restrictions. But both are also facing major issues around pricing, staff and availability of product.
    Hotelier Lorraine Sweeney and Irish Times Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul outline some of the problems faced by the hospitality sector.
    Ciarán is also joined by aviation expert, Joe Gill of Goodbody, to discuss how airlines across Europe are faring and whether the queuing at Dublin Airport will have a lasting impact on Ireland’s reputation as a tourism destination.

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    No housing bubble brewing / Davos is back

    No housing bubble brewing / Davos is back

    The European Commission says there's a limited risk of another housing bubble developing in Ireland due to stricter rules that have reduced risk in the financial system. The positive finding comes despite the fact that house prices are expected to continue to rise this year. Cliff Taylor gives his views on the matter.
    Also in today’s episode: after a gap of more than two years, the World Economic Forum has gathered again in Davos, Switzerland. Joe Brennan is there for The Irish Times and tells us what has been happening.

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    Siteserv report / Should bankers be paid more?

    Siteserv report / Should bankers be paid more?

    Irish Times current affairs editor Arthur Beesley has the latest on the Siteserv deal, following a seven-year inquiry into its sale to a company owned by Denis O’Brien.
    Plus: Markets correspondent Joe Brennan reports on the Government’s efforts to address the thorny issue of banker’s pay, as it seeks the views of the public on continuing pay restrictions across Irish banks which were bailed out during the financial crisis, as part of a review of the future of the sector.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Very good content👍

Just came across this recently - it’s very good business content - well done.

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Does a good job

I enjoy this podcast. Not a fan of the general roundup section. Perhaps separate that a different series or episode? I find myself skipping that section every time. Overall good though so keep it up.

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The pulse of Irish business news

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