Pulse Of The West is the official podcast from the Western Development Commission, bringing listeners stories, insights and lively debate.
Episode 06 - Talent Wars
In this episode of More to Life, Western Development Commission CEO Tomás O’Síocháin explores how employers across the region are attracting talent and what strategies they are deploying to recruit, grow and expand. Tomás’s guests are Orlaith Lawler of Beckman Coulter, Keith Moran of SL Controls, Peter Mulrooney of Aran Biomedical and Bernice Faherty of Aerogen.
Episode 05 - Small Towns: The Future
In this new episode, ‘Pulse Of The West’ takes a look at the future of our smaller towns and villages, including their current development and their prospects. Western Development Commission CEO Tomás Síocháin hosts a lively discussion featuring guests Siobhán Holliman of the Tuam Herald, Paul Glynn, MD of Topform in Gort and Cllr Cillian Murphy, a sustainable tourism expert and co-founder of Loop Head Tourism.
Episode 04 - Scaling Up
From starting a business and taking it to the next level, this episode of ‘Pulse of the West’ focuses on start-up culture. Presenter Tomás O’Siocháin asks why some businesses are successful and why others fail - and measures the Covid impact. Guests Gillian Nelis of the Sunday Business Post, CitySwift CEO Brian O’Rourke, Scale Ireland CEO Liz McCarthy and WDC Investment Manager Gillian Buckley share their unique insights into Ireland’s startup ecosystem and reveal what businesses need to do to thrive in a very challenging landscape.
Episode 03 - The Climate Question
In Episode 3 of the Western Development Commission’s podcast ‘Pulse of The West’, WDC CEO Tomás Ó Síocháin discusses with his guests the challenges and opportunities presented by Climate Change and how these will impact on the way we live in the West of Ireland in the decades to come. The panel for this engaging episode is Irish Independent Environment Editor Caroline O’Doherty, Ray O’Neill, CEO of climate capital company Fincovi and Russell Vickers, Software Architect at Jaguar Land Rover.
Episode 02 - The Remote Possibility
In this second episode of the Western Development Commission’s new podcast ‘Pulse of The West’, WDC CEO Tomás Ó Síocháin discusses how the Covid19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. He is joined by guests Mary Rodgers, Portershed Galway and CEO, Galway Innovation District., Shane Grant, Director Facilities & Real Estates, Pramerica, Letterkenny and Luke Saunders, CEO and co-founder of Studyclix.ie. In this episode, Tomás and his guests debate the ‘Remote Possibility’ – discussing the challenges and opportunities created by remote working. They also look to the future to see what ‘the new normal’ looks like and to see how, not if, remote working becomes an established part of Irish life.
Episode 01 - The Remote Reset
In the first episode of the new Western Development Commission podcast called
Pulse of The West, CEO of the Western Development Commission Tomás Ó
Síocháin discusses the Remote Working revolution with special guests, Barry
O’Sullivan, EVP of Genesys and star of RTE’s Dragon’s Den, Tracey Keogh of Grow
Remote Ireland and Siobhan Curtin, Head of Customer Experience, eBay
Tomás and his guests analyse the seismic impact that the Covid19 pandemic has
had on our working and home lives and gets insights from his guests about the effect
on employers and employees. As more and more people get used to the idea of
working from home, Pulse of The West debates the opportunities that Remote
Working offers the West of Ireland and asks what can be done to enhance this new
flexible way of life.