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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 Davy Group. 955340

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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 Davy Group. 955340

    Covid-19's impact on the housing market - with John McCartney

    Covid-19's impact on the housing market - with John McCartney

    Reports this week that AIB will not give mortgages to those in receipt of government-subsidised wages showed the potential impact of Covid-19 on the property market. So how is this closely-watched sector being affected, months into the crisis? John McCartney, director of research at Savills, and Irish Times reporter Jack Horgan-Jones talk to Ciaran Hancock.

    • 35 min
    Back in business: Irish companies prepare to reopen

    Back in business: Irish companies prepare to reopen

    As we approach the next phase on the roadmap out of lockdown, many businesses across Ireland are preparing to reopen after three months of closure. In this episode, Ciaran Hancock speaks to Teeling Whiskey co-founder Jack Teeling about the challenges that lie ahead for the Dublin based distillery. Also joining the discussion is Adrian Cummins from the Restaurants Association of Ireland, who is calling for a 1.8 billion euro government bailout of the sector.

    Plus, Brian Keating from Richie’s Bike Store in Swords gives an insight into how their bicycle business has been operating since reopening in May.

    • 30 min
    “Ambiguous and vague” - Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty on the new Programme for Government

    “Ambiguous and vague” - Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty on the new Programme for Government

    In today’s episode Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty and Irish Times journalist Cliff Taylor join Ciaran Hancock to discuss the economic elements of the new Programme for Government. With very little in the way of costing laid out in their plans to reignite and renew the economy, how will the government pay for all of these new measures?

    • 38 min
    "Whatever way you do the maths, I don't see us all surviving" - Covid-19's Impact on Hospitality

    "Whatever way you do the maths, I don't see us all surviving" - Covid-19's Impact on Hospitality

    In today’s episode, Ciaran Hancock is joined by JP McMahon, a chef and restaurant owner from county Galway and by Des O’Dowd a hotelier in Inchydoney, West Cork, to speak about the impact Covid-19 has had on the hospitality trade. They discuss their plans to reopen at the end of the month and share their thoughts on the new guidelines issued this week from Fáilte Ireland. So what does the future hold for McMahon’s three restaurants and how will Inchydoney Lodge and Spa cope with strict social distancing and no-touch spa treatments amongst other new measures?

    • 34 min
    Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh

    Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh

    In today's episode, Ciarán Hancock speaks to Francesca McDonagh, Group Chief Executive at Bank of Ireland, about the impact Covid-19 has had on the financial sector. Also on the agenda is the payment breaks obtained by 18,000 Bank of Ireland customers, the likely fall in property prices and when the bank will restore its dividend payment for shareholders.

    • 43 min
    Michael Smurfit on his life in business, The K Club years and criticism of lockdown "panic"

    Michael Smurfit on his life in business, The K Club years and criticism of lockdown "panic"

    From lockdown in his home in Monaco, Michael Smurfit
    talks to business editor Ciarán Hancock about his storied
    career, his greatest successes and most stinging failures. He also recalls his ownership of The K Club, and criticises Covid-19 reaction he calls a “panic-demic”.

    • 39 min

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