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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.

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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.

    Pensions in The Spotlight / Trump, Thunberg but Few Irish at Davos 2020

    Pensions in The Spotlight / Trump, Thunberg but Few Irish at Davos 2020

    The growing, ageing population has created a pensions time bomb for this Government and the gap between the common retirement age of 65 and eligibility for the state pension has emerged as a major election issue. Our own Dominic Coyle explains the problem, while Willie O'Dea, Fianna Fáil's spokesperson on pensions, claims his party will make a better fist of this policy area if voted in next month.

    Joe Brennan reports from Davos where an unusually small Irish contingent is rubbing shoulders with US President Donald Trump, climate activist Greta Thunberg and the usual coterie of premiers, ministers and CEOs. One Irish person who did make it is 18-year-old  Fionn Ferreira, winner of the 2019 Google Science Fair, to talk about his plan to remove microplastics from the ocean.

    • 35 min.
    #GE2020 With Cliff Taylor & Jim Power

    #GE2020 With Cliff Taylor & Jim Power

    In this episode, Ciaran Hancock is joined by Economist Jim Power and Irish Times Journalist Cliff Taylor. Together they take a look at how the Irish General Election campaign will play out over the next few weeks. Will the electorate give Fine Gael any credit for the recent economic growth and which party is best equipped to tackle the housing and health crisis?

    Plus, New Zealand based entrepreneur Andrew Barnes discusses his new book 'The Four Day Week', which puts forward the idea that shorter working hours results in more productivity. It sounds great in theory, but would it work?

    • 44 min.
    An Irish Entrepreneur Takes On Climate Change

    An Irish Entrepreneur Takes On Climate Change

    Cork-born businessman Norman Crowley believes the profit motive is the best hope we have for reducing our carbon emissions enough to stave off the worst effects of climate change in the decades ahead. He talks to Ciaran about the various strands of his business Crowley Carbon (electrifying vintage cars, creating meatless meat, and making companies more energy efficient), his assessment of Green politics and more.

    • 38 min.
    What Will 2020 Bring?

    What Will 2020 Bring?

    For our final show of 2019 we've assembled a panel of experts to take stock of the the year and to make some predictions about the year ahead in business, the economy and beyond. Stephen Brewer is managing director with telecoms firm Magnet Networks, Michael O'Keeffe is CEO of Teneo PSG Ireland and Lucinda Creighton is CEO of Vulcan Consulting and a former junior minister for European Affairs.

    • 53 min.
    Business of Sport: An All-Ireland Football League?

    Business of Sport: An All-Ireland Football League?

    Businessman Kieran Lucid has a dream: an all-Ireland football league, uniting clubs from Northern Ireland and the Republic. But with soccer in the south in dire straits and cultural resistance in the North, he faces an uphill battle. He talks to Ciaran Hancock about his ambitious plan.

    But first Peter Hamilton has a roundup of the latest business news.

    • 28 min.
    Inside "Central Plaza"

    Inside "Central Plaza"

    Today we are taking you on an exclusive tour of one of the biggest construction projects in Dublin city today: the redevelopment of the former Central Bank building on Dame Street, or "Central Plaza" as it will be called.

    It is one of Dublin's standout buildings, a bulky modernist structure towering over the 18th century architecture of College Green. For decades the space outside has been a rendezvous point for Dubliners, a hangout spot for teenagers and a stage for numerous demonstrations. Inside, momentous events in Ireland's recent economic history have played out.

    Now it is the subject of a €100 million redevelopment by US investment company Hines. Brian Moran, Hines's leading executive in Ireland, shows Ciarán around the site, including its rooftop restaurant and public foyer, while explaining the history and architecture of the building, the challenges of redevelopment and its attraction to signed-on lead tenants WeWork.

    • 27 min.

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