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Down To Business

English, Finance, 1 season, 699 episodes, 6 days, 2 hours, 31 minutes
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Join Bobby Kerr for Ireland's premier business show covering all enterprise-related topics from personal finance to business news. Listen and subscribe to Down to Business with Bobby Kerr on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/down-to-business/id250490423) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/622ruHwI9Gho5BwaIu4mzU). (https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/down-to-business/id250490423)   (https://open.spotify.com/show/622ruHwI9Gho5BwaIu4mzU) Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. (https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/newstalk-106-108-fm/id372643826)   (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thisisaim.newstalk&hl=en_IE) You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com (http://newstalk.com/listenlive) or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Communicorp-Media-Newstalk/dp/B07D3YSBFX) and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Communicorp-Media-Newstalk/dp/B07D3YSBFX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=newstalk&qid=1586088640&s=digital-skills&sr=1-1)
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Executive Chair: Padraic Frawley

Joining Bobby this week in the executive chair is Padraic Frawley, owner of the Cornstore Restaurants in Cork & Limerick, Coqbull Restaurants in Cork City, Limerick City & Castletroy, Co. Limerick, as well as 65a Restaurant in Spitalfields, London.
5/18/202417 minutes, 52 seconds
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2024 EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat with Roger Wallace

Next week’s show will be coming to you from Cape Town in South Africa as part of our annual trip for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat. Bobby is joined by Roger Wallace, Partner Leader for the Programme, to look ahead to what promises to be an exciting and rewarding week.
5/18/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Industry Review: Cruises

The cruise industry is estimated to be worth €70 million to the Irish economy every year as the sector continues to bounce back strongly from the challenges of the last 4 years.So, for this week’s Industry Review, Bobby got a sense of how the cruise industry has changed over the years and found out just what it has to offer holiday-makers, young and old.Joining Bobby is:Alan Lynch of Travel EscapesSuzanne Rowe, Head of Sales Ireland of MSC CruisesBrian Hynes, Head of Sales for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
5/18/202419 minutes, 3 seconds
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What are the ethical issues surrounding Temu?

Temu is now the temple for cheap and cheerful products you probably don’t need but buy anyway, but the downsides are that European regulators claim that it uses manipulative sales techniques illegal under EU law and fails to protect European consumers. Bobby is joined by Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for the Irish Times to discuss.
5/18/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fish-based pet nutrition with Harley and Marley

Bobby is joined by Portia Quinn of Harley and Marley, an Irish-owner pet food company that specialises in fish-based pet nutrition.
5/18/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bobby's Business Roundup with Valerie Cox & Ronan Reid

Joining Bobby to run through the top business stories from the Saturday papers is broadcaster, Valerie Cox and Ronan Reid, Director of Cantor Fitzgerlad Services. Ltd.
5/18/202424 minutes, 18 seconds
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Executive Chair: Chris Mee of EHS International

Joining Bobby this week in the executive chair was Chris Mee of EHS International
5/11/202412 minutes, 8 seconds
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Chef Marco Pierre White on his unintentional start in cooking, Ballymaloe, and winning three Michelin stars

The inaugural Ballymaloe Festival of Food will be running at Ballymaloe from Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th this year to celebrate 60 years of Ballymaloe House.The three-day event will have cooking demos, pop-up dinners, producers’ stalls and activities celebrating the journey of good food from the soil and sea to your plate.Bobby's guest today will also be in attendance to chat to Rachel Allen about his legendary career - that is of course, Marco Pierre White….
5/11/202410 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bobby's business roundup with Bob Hoffman and Susan Hayes-Culleton

Joining Bobby to run through the top business stories from the Saturday papers is Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search and Susan Hayes-Culleton of Hayes Culleton
5/11/202422 minutes, 2 seconds
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Utilising AI in the workplace

Now, AI has been affecting how we work for some time now be it through helping to evaluate job applications, streamlining workflows or for assessing pay and performances.But in the past year, generative AI has supercharged that potential and for better or for worse, it is here to stay.But how can AI be utilised to give better feedback to our employees and give them the guidance that can be often left wanting? Denis Coleman, Founder of Work Compass joined Bobby to discuss
5/11/202410 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Future of Berkshire Hathaway

With several significant changes at the legendary Berkshire Hathaway we ask what the future holds for the company. To do so Bobby was joined by Stephen Cloonan, Non-Executive Chairman of Shaws Department Stores
5/11/202410 minutes, 26 seconds
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Executive Chair: Kenny Jacobs

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair today was Kenny Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer at DAA
5/4/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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Out and About: Ask the Midwife

For this week's out and about Bobby paid a visit to Ask the Midwife in Dun Laoghaire.
5/4/202410 minutes, 16 seconds
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Industry Review: Craft Breweries

Now, according to the most recent figures, between 2017 and 2022 there has been an increase in market share of the 79 independent microbreweries that are currently in operation in the Republic of Ireland, with the consumption of craft beer rising from 2.9% to 3.4%. But with a hugely competitive market out there and the power of the likes of Diageo and other heavy-hitters still ever-present, how are our own craft beer companies faring in 2024? Joining Bobby to discuss was ● Quincey Fennelly, CEO & Founder of Wicklow Wolf Brewing ● Peter Maguire Sales Director with Rye River Brewing ● Shane Long, co-founder of Original 7
5/4/202421 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Make Smarter Decisions In a Noisy World

We’ve all heard of blind spots but a new book is introducing us to our so-called “deaf spots” as more and more people ignore the chatter on pressing issues. ‘Tune In: How to Make Smarter Decisions in a Noisy World’ equips fed-up readers with the tools to tackle our own biases in an information-heavy society. Joining Bobby was author Nuala Walsh, CEO of Mind Equity and behavioural scientist.
5/4/202410 minutes, 37 seconds
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KALO - The Innovative Accessories Brand Making Vegan Handbags

KALO, created by Kate O’Neill and Michael O’Malley, is an innovative accessories brand which produces luxury handbags and hairbands made using apple “leather”. Their venture saw them being announced as the winner of Brown Thomas Arnotts Pitch ’23 initiative, which is designed to support small Irish businesses. Bobby was joined by Kate and Michael this morning
5/4/20248 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bobby's business roundup with Caroline Bocoquel and Stephen O’Leary

Joining Bobby to run through the top business stories from the Saturday papers is Caroline Bocoquel of Bord Iascha Mara and Stephen O’Leary, founder of Olytico
5/4/202423 minutes, 37 seconds
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How costly has the bad weather been for the farming sector this year?

As a nation, we love to complain about the weather but for the farming industry, this year’s disastrous weather has brought it to the brink. To understand the gravity of the situation, Bobby is joined by Eoin Lowry, Head of Agri at Bank of Ireland & Bobby Miller, a tillage farmer and head of the Irish Grain Growers Group.
4/27/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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Executive Chair: David Nolan & Kevin Glynn of Butternut Box

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is David Nolan and Kevin Glynn, founders of Butternut Box.
4/27/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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2024 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalists Panel

This year’s finalists in the EY Entrepreneur have just been announced and it’s a bumper group. As we do every year on the show, we’ll be following the finalists on their journey which next month will see Bobby and the team bring you the show from Cape Town in South Africa. To discuss, Bobby is joined by Roger Wallace, EY Ireland Head of Assurance and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Partner Sponsor, and also by two of this year’s finalists who are Orlaith Ryan from Shorla Oncology and David Maguire, CEO of the BNRG Group.
4/27/202411 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why are so many Irish people moving to Portugal?

The 'Moving to Portugal Show' took place this month which provided free access to a range of experts on the tax, investment, legal, financial, and practical aspects of moving from Ireland to Portugal. Bobby was on hand to find out all about it and what Portugal has to offer.
4/27/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Industry Review: Theatres

We’re a nation famed for our theatre scene with an abundance of world-renowned authors, playwrights, and actors to call our own.But it’s a competitive space out there and with rising costs and entertainment increasingly available at our fingertips, how are our theatres faring in 2024?Joining Bobby to discuss is:Donal Shiels, Artistic Director and CEO of The Civic TheatreStephen Faloon, General Manager of the Bord Gáis Energy TheatreLouise Donlon, Director at Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable
4/27/202416 minutes
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Bobby's Business Roundup with Jon Ihle & Caroline Reidy

Joining Bobby to run through the top business stories from the Saturday papers is Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite and Jon Ihle, Deputy Business Editor with the Sunday Times Ireland.
4/27/202422 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pádraic Ó’Máille on discipline, success, and more

Bobby is joined by Pádraic Ó’Máille, Ireland's number one speaker and mentor to talk about the discipline of success, and more.
4/20/202421 minutes, 28 seconds
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'Ship Ahoy' by Ultan Conlon

To play Bobby out with some music following a brilliant visit to Ballinasloe as part of the 'Open for Business Roadshow' is local man and old friend of the show, Ultan Conlon.
4/20/20247 minutes, 48 seconds
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Executive Chair: Pat McDonagh

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Pat McDonagh, founder of Supermac's.
4/20/20249 minutes, 17 seconds
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'Open for Business' Ballinasloe Panel

Broadcasting from Ballinasloe for the 'Open for Business Roadshow', Bobby chats to some local businesses in the town to get a sense of how they are faring.Bobby is joined bySeamus Duffy, Chairman of Ballinasloe Area Community Development Arlene Naughton of Athlone HampersJoe Ward of Joe Ward's Menswear Tyrone Stockil, Manager of Wag and Tails PetShop Tommie Costello of Cuckoo Hill Boot Camp  Padraig Fahy, Beechlawn Organic Farm  Therese O'Mahony of Coral Leisure Raj Lyons of Affinity EV
4/20/202421 minutes, 28 seconds
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Open for Business Roadshow Healthcheck: Ballinasloe

Bobby and the team are broadcasting out of Ballinasloe in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa as part of the 'Open for Business Roadshow'. Bobby and the health check team give Ballinasloe the once over to see what works and what could be improved with Retail Consultant, Eddie Shanahan & Planning Expert, Conor Skehan.
4/20/202416 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bobby's Business Roundup with Joan Mulvihill & Dave O’Connell

Bobby is joined by Dave O’Connell, Group Editor of the Connacht Tribune & Joan Mulvihill, Digitisation Lead at Siemens to look at the business stories making the morning papers.
4/20/202418 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tim Grover on mental dominance & achieving excellence

Tim Grover, CEO of Attack Athletics has had the unique privilege of calling the likes of sporting superstars such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as his former clients. He is a towering authority on the science of physical & mental strength - he joins Bobby to discuss.
4/13/202411 minutes, 34 seconds
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Executive Chair: Peter Jelkeby, CEO & CSO of IKEA UK and Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Peter Jelkeby, Country CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer with IKEA Ireland and UK.
4/13/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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Industry Review: Opticians & Optometrists

According to recent figures, Ireland is among the countries with the highest internet use in the world, amounting to over six hours every day per person.If you couple that with the fact that the rate of shortsightedness is estimated to rise by 50% by 2050, our eye health has never been more important.With this in mind, Bobby wanted to speak to some people in the business of eye care to get a sense of things.Joining Bobby is:Liz Grennan, Clinical optometrist with Optilase and Member the Council of Optometry IrelandStephen Olwell, Optometrist and Director of Stephen Olwell Opticians in LongfordMike Wyley, MD of Dixon Hempenstall on Suffolk Street here in Dublin
4/13/202416 minutes, 15 seconds
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Are Irish people falling out of love with EVs?

Joining Bobby to discuss the decreasing number of EV car sales in Ireland is Philip Nolan, motoring correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail.
4/13/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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The psychology of the boardroom

Are you a board member of a company and thought about how psychology impacts your decision-making? Social and organizational psychologist, Dr. Wieke Scholten, believes we don't pay enough attention to this aspect of our professional lives - she joins Bobby to discuss.
4/13/202411 minutes
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Business Roundup with Norah Casey & Ciarán Hancock

Bobby is joined by broadcaster, Norah Casey & Ciarán Hancock, Business Editor with the Irish Time to look at the business stories from the morning papers.
4/13/202422 minutes, 15 seconds
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Executive Chair: Kim Swan, Managing Director of Aircoach

Sitting in the Executive Chair this week is Kim Swan, Managing Director of Aircoach.
4/6/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Industry Review: Garden Centres

For this week’s Industry Review, get your green thumb ready, we’re looking at garden centres in Ireland. Bobby is joined by Rachel Doyle, Founder of the Arboretum, Oliver Schurmann, Co-Owner of Mount Venus Nursery and Tig Mays, Co-Owner of Howbert & Mays.
4/6/202419 minutes, 26 seconds
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Difficulties in Business Management with Steve Hearsum

Bobby is joined by Steve Hearsum, author of No Silver Bullet: Bursting the Bubble of the Organisational Quick Fix to discuss the difficulties you can have in business management.
4/6/202413 minutes, 17 seconds
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Is Commercial Property Still Worth Investing in?

With the advent of hybrid working, it’s important to look at the commercial property sector to see if it is still worth investing in. Bobby is joined by Colm Lauder, real estate capital markets advisor, Principal at Lingard Capital Advisers and columnist with the Business Post to discuss.
4/6/20248 minutes, 59 seconds
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Out & About at the Cáis Irish Cheese Awards

For this week’s Out & About, Bobby is down for the Cáis Irish Cheese Awards talking to both Siobhán Ni Ghairbith, Treasurer of Cáis and owner of St Tola Goat Cheese and judge and cheese writer Patrick McGuigan.
4/6/202411 minutes, 50 seconds
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Business Roundup with Louisa Meehan & Stephen O’Leary

Bobby is joined by Louisa Meehan of Woodview HRM and Stephen O’Leary, founder of Olytico to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
4/6/202421 minutes, 40 seconds
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Executive Chair: Frank Walsh, Founder of 123ink.ie

Sitting in the Executive Chair to talk to Bobby this week is Frank Walsh, Founder of 123ink.ie and 123ink.se.
3/31/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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The World of Business Coaching with Fiona Harrold

Bobby talks to Fiona Harold, life coach, business mentor and author of multiple books such as ‘Be Your Own Life Coach’ about her life and career.
3/30/202411 minutes, 7 seconds
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Industry Review: Easter Chocolate

For this week’s Industry Review, get your sweet tooth ready, because we’re looking at the world of chocolate around Easter. Bobby is joined by Karen and Natalie Keane, sisters and founders of Bean and Goose, Gráinne Mullins, founder of Grá Chocolates and Mary Healy, Director & Co-Owner of The Chocolate Garden.
3/30/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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Running an SME in Rural Ireland with Stuart Fitzgerald

This guest has written an article that compares running an SME in the countryside to being a contestant on Squid Game, where they struggle to survive. Are things really that dire for businesses in rural Ireland? And what can be done to help? Stuart Fitzgerald, CEO of Fitzgerald Power and Strategy Columnist for The Currency, joins Bobby.
3/30/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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Out & About: Car Camping

This week, Bobby visits Naoise Barry and his company, Seaweed and Saltwater: a camper rental and camper sales business. He checks out a converted camper Tesla!
3/30/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Business Roundup with Rebecca Harrison & Declan Ralph

Bobby is joined by Rebecca Harrison, MD of Fishers of Newmounttownkennedy and Declan Ralph, Retail Development Director of BWG Foods to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
3/30/202423 minutes, 31 seconds
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‘The Visual Detox: How to Consume Media Without Letting it Consume You’

Bobby is joined by Marine Tanguy to discuss her new book ‘The Visual Detox: How to Consume Media Without Letting it Consume You’'. Together they discuss how the imagery we see every day shapes our wellbeing and how to combat information overload.
3/23/202410 minutes, 43 seconds
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Executive Chair: Billy Hann, CEO of Dublin Bus

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Billy Hann, CEO of Dublin Bus.
3/23/202412 minutes, 40 seconds
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Industry Review: Beekeepers

For this week’s industry review, Bobby speaks to three people in the honey business to find out what it’s like for beekeepers up and down the country.They are: Emma Finn of ‘Bees on the Roof’; Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda of ‘Lannleire Honey’; and Pat McCormack of ‘Farmhouse Bees and Trees’.
3/23/202421 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is banning zero-hour contracts a bad idea?

The UK is talking about banning Zero-hours contracts but is this bad economics? Bobby is joined UK Economics Editor, David Smith to discuss.
3/23/202410 minutes, 57 seconds
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Can Ireland become a nation of cold brew drinkers?

We are a nation of tea & coffee drinkers and usually, that means the hot kind. But cold brew coffee is also incredibly popular elsewhere in the world, so why not here in Ireland? Dee Schronder & her husband Jeff are the founders of Goodbrew, a company that specialises in cold brew coffee - they join Bobby to discuss.
3/23/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pay-as-you-go Insurance - how would it work?

A recent survey commissioned by Peopl Insurance, showed considerable interest in the idea of pay-as-you-go car insurance cover - but is this the right way to go for insurance and how would it work in reality? Geraldine Herbert Motoring Editor with the Sunday Independent joins Bobby to discuss.
3/23/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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The 'CEO whisperer' Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is a business consultant, top-selling author, and speaker who is going to be in Dublin for the Wealth Summit on May 15th - he took some time to chat with Bobby about his writing, his business career, and some of the lessons he learned along the way.
3/23/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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Executive Chair: Catherine Toolan, MD of Diageo Irish Brands Homes

Sitting in the Executive Chair this week is Catherine Toolan, the Managing Director of Diageo Irish Brands Homes.
3/16/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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What is the Glass Cliff? With Sophie Williams

Bobby is joined by Sophie Williams, author of ‘The Glass Cliff’ to discuss the phenomenon and the leadership roles women have in business.
3/16/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Industry Review: DJ’s

This week’s industry review is taking a look at DJ’ing in Ireland. Bobby is joined by 3 DJ’s, Mark McCabe, Aoife Nic Canna and Robbie Kitt.
3/16/202418 minutes
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Is Working From Home the Future?

A survey this week is suggesting that 59% of those surveyed indicated that they were willing to forego pay rises for flexibility. To discuss this, Bobby is joined by Chris Kane, author of ‘Where’s my Office?’ and Rossa Mullaly of Sigmar Recruitment.
3/16/20248 minutes, 26 seconds
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Out & About: The Winding Stair

This week Bobby is talking to the Co-Founding Director of the Winding Stair, Elaine Murphy in the bookshop / restaurant in the heart of Dublin city.
3/16/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Business Roundup with Rebecca Harrison & Doug Keatinge

Bobby is joined by Rebecca Harrison, the managing director of Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy and Doug Keatinge, Head of Communications at Avolon to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
3/16/202423 minutes, 4 seconds
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Eddie Lee & Steve Wickham of NoCrows

No Crows are a dynamic world music orchestra from Sligo's diverse music scene, formed in 2005 via a casual session in Sligo’s famous ‘Shoot the Crows’. Eddie Lee & Steve Wickham joined Bobby to chat and to play us out of what was a fantastic first edition to the new roadshow series ‘Open for Business’.
3/9/20248 minutes, 44 seconds
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Executive Chair: Richard Kennedy, CEO of Carbon AMS

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Richard Kennedy, CEO of Carbon AMS.With thanks to Eversheds Sutherland – Ireland’s largest and most established global law firm.
3/9/20246 minutes
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Dara Calleary, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation

Bobby is joined by TD Dara Calleary, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation to discuss the Family and Care referendums, the general health of business in Enniscone, and more.
3/9/20249 minutes, 5 seconds
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Out & About at Kilcullen Seaweed Baths

On the face of it, a seaweed bath is nothing more than a tub filled with hot seawater and seaweed, but to leave its description at that would be to do it a grave disservice as thousands of people consider it to be the ultimate bathing experience. Bobby went out & about to Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths to find out for himself.
3/9/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easkey Britton on how water has the power to heal & inspire

Easkey Britton began surfing at the age of four up in Rossnowlagh in Donegal, now holds a PhD and is passionate about women’s rights. Her new book ‘Ebb & Flow: Connect with the Patterns and Power of Water’ discusses how water has the power to heal, inspire, and offer meaning to us. She joins Bobby to discuss.
3/9/20246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Enniscrone 'Open for Business' Panel

Bobby chats to some people living and working in the Enniscrone area to get a sense of how they and their businesses are faring.They are:Beatrice Timlin, Facility Convenor of Enniscrone Golf ClubJohn Shiel, Chair of Enniscrone Golf ClubMaeve McCormack, co-ordinator of Sligo Women in Business Network Niall McAllister, co-founder of Quick Crop Louise McDonnell, founder of SellOnSocial.Media Agency & host of the ‘Social Media Take Away’ podcast
3/9/202410 minutes, 43 seconds
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In conversation with David McGowan

David McGowan burst into our national consciousness with his plans to turn a jumbo jet into a glamping attraction back in 2016. Since then, we have seen him talking about his ‘day job’ in an RTÉ documentary on his funeral business - he joins Bobby for a catch-up.
3/9/20246 minutes, 36 seconds
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Business Roundup with Dr Edel McSharry & Paul Deering

Broadcasting out of Enniscrone Golf Club as a part of our new roadshow series ‘Open for Business’, Bobby is joined by Dr. Edel McSharry, Head of the School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies at ATU St Angelas & Paul Deering, executive editor of the Sligo Champion to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
3/9/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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Enniscrone health-check with Conor Skehan & Eddie Shanahan

One of the aspects of the ‘Open for Business’ roadshow is that Bobby will be looking at the life and relative well-being of a town by examining the way the town functions from a business, planning, and retail perspective. Planning expert, Conor Skehan & Retail Consultant Eddie Shanahan join Bobby to take a look at what’s working for the town and what, if anything, can be improved.
3/9/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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The 'Open for Business' Health Check Team - Eddie Shanahan & Conor Skehan

The Down to Business crew will be in Enniscrone in Sligo next Saturday, March 9th for their new roadshow ‘Open for Business’. As part of each of these shows a dedicated 'Town Health Check' team will accompany Bobby to assess what’s working and what isn’t. Conor Skehan, planning expert & retail consultant, Eddie Shanahan join Bobby to discuss.
3/2/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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Executive Chair: Jeffrey Long, MD of Java Republic

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Jeffrey Long, MD of Java Republic.
3/2/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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Industry Review: Haulage & Freight

With rising costs, supply chain delays, a spiders-web of red tape, and the ever-growing push to move to green energy, the haulage and freight industry has a lot to deal with at the moment.So for this week’s Industry Review, Bobby wanted to gauge just how the sector is juggling all of this.Joining Bobby is:James Quinn of James Quinn TransportEugene Drennon, former president of The Irish Road Haulage AssociationPaul Toner, Managing Director of Toner Transport & Logistics Aidan Flynn, CEO of the Freight Transport Association of Ireland
3/2/202420 minutes, 40 seconds
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Real to Reel: Garech Browne & Claddagh Records

'Real to Reel: Garech Browne & Claddagh Records' by James Morrissey is a new large-format hardback book together with a vinyl box set that celebrates the life of Guinness heir Garech Browne and his quest to preserve Ireland’s musical and spoken-word heritage with Claddagh Records. James joins Bobby to discuss.
3/2/202412 minutes, 14 seconds
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Out & About with 'The Smooth Company'

'The Smooth Company' was founded by Aine Kennedy after she spent eight years working in the beauty industry. Bobby took a trip out to Grafton Street to chat with her and her grandfather, Billy Kennedy about the success of the 'Smooth Stick', a specially formulated premium hair styling finishing wand designed to help keep all baby and broken hairs in place all day long.
3/2/20248 minutes, 35 seconds
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Business Roundup with Lorcan Allen & Caroline Reidy

Bobby is joined by Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite & Lorcan Allen, Business Editor for the Business Post to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
3/2/202421 minutes, 41 seconds
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Executive Chair: Peter Lantry of Equinix

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Peter Lantry, the Managing Director of Equinix - Ireland’s largest supplier of data centres.
2/24/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Industry Review: Working with Your Hands

With rapidly advancing technology - the conversation rarely lands on industries that largely rely on working with your hands? Bobby talks to Kyran O’Grady of Wicklow Thatching Services, Isaac Jackman, Owner of ‘Isaac Jackman Shoe Repairs’ and Colm Bagnall, co-owner of Bushy Park Ironworks to discuss how they’re faring.
2/24/202416 minutes, 26 seconds
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How is the Hospitality Sector Doing?

Bobby goes to the Hospitality Expo in the RDS and talks to Neven Maguire as well as other hospitality people about the state of the sector today.
2/24/202413 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why Are We So Indebted? With Dan O’Brien

Bobby talks to economist Dan O’Brien about how Irish people are some of the most indebted in the world.
2/24/20248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Will AI Make Jobs Irrelevant?

How worried should we be about AI in relation to the job market? Bobby is joined by author of ‘AI Unleashed’ Mark Kelly and Commercial Director at Sigmar Recruitment Rossa Mullaly to discuss the role AI might play in the future.
2/24/202410 minutes, 39 seconds
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Business Roundup with Susan Hayes Culleton and Ken Murphy

Bobby is joined by Susan Hayes Culleton of Hayes Culleton and Former Director General of the Law Society Ken Murphy to look at the business stories that are making the morning papers.
2/24/202421 minutes, 46 seconds
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Executive Chair: Brian Donaldson of The Maxol Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer of The Maxol Group.
2/17/202414 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to succeed in your first job with Colman Collins

Bridging the gap between the expectations of fresh-faced graduate employees and prospective employers can be a challenge, and failing to do so can lead to strife for all involved.So, how can we better prepare for, and indeed succeed in, our first job? Colman Collins, author of ‘How To Succeed In Your First Job’ joins Bobby to discuss.
2/17/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Industry Review: Weddings

It is one of the most special days of your life and whether it’s a big one or a small one, a traditional one or one that you’ve imagined just for yourself - you want your wedding day to be just the way you imagined it.But how do you go about achieving that? To discuss, Bobby is joined by:• Ruth Scott, Wedding Solemniser & Celebrant • Photographer Paul Kelly of PK Studio3•Daragh Doyle, The Ireland Wedding Planner
2/17/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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Cryptocurrency: Is it safe to invest?

Bobby is joined by Rory Gillen of Gillen Markets & Gary Carvill from the Digital Wealth Group to debate the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies.
2/17/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Out & About: OffBeat Donuts

Bobby was out and about at OffBeat Donuts in Dundrum Town Centre to hear all about the runaway success of one of the country's purveyors of premium donuts.
2/17/20248 minutes, 18 seconds
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Istil 38 - Ireland's premium Irish craft vodka

It was reported earlier this month that Irish Vodka brand Istil 38 - which launched back in 2022 - has attracted an investment worth around €390,000 as it looks to build upon the success they have seen in the last two years.Shane Davey, Managing Director of the Sugarloaf Beverage Company joins Bobby to discuss.
2/17/20246 minutes, 13 seconds
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Business roundup with Linda Daly & Stephen O’Leary

Joining Bobby to go through the main business stories from the Saturday papers are Linda Daly Business Reporter with the Sunday Times & Stephen O’Leary the founder of Olytico.
2/17/202418 minutes, 30 seconds
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Industry Review: Vets

In recent months we saw news that there is a serious shortage of qualified vets facing the Irish veterinary industry, with some practices advertising for more than a year to fill positions.Couple this with rising costs and ever-increasing demands on our vets for small and large animals, where exactly is the sector right now?Joining Bobby to discuss is:Charles Cosgrave, Co-Owner of Village Vets Kathy Enright, co-owner of Rockhall Veterinary LtdConor Geraghty, former president of Veterinary Ireland and owner of the FarmGate Veterinary Group
2/10/202418 minutes, 38 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ciaran McCormack of Select Technology Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Ciaran McCormack of Select Technology Group.
2/10/202415 minutes, 1 second
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How business can do the right thing in a turbulent world

Bobby speaks to Alison Taylor, author of 'Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World'.
2/10/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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Managing workplace wellbeing with Laya Healthcare

The Laya Healthcare Workplace Wellbeing Index 2024 is the result of one of Ireland's most extensive workplace wellbeing studies and offers invaluable insights into the evolving HR landscape, allowing employers and employees to stay up to date on the latest trends.Bobby chats to Sinead Proos, Head of Health & Wellbeing at Laya Healthcare to explore some of the key trends regarding people's wellbeing in the workplace and discuss how to sustain high performance in a hybrid working environment.The Laya Healthcare Workplace Wellbeing Index is available at layahealthcare.ie/wellbeingindex.
2/10/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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The dos and don'ts of workplace romance

With Valentine’s Day coming up Bobby takes a look at the actual rules around romance in the workplace with Damien McCarthy, Managing Director of HR Buddy.
2/10/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Business roundup with Louisa Meehan & Bob Hoffman

Joining Bobby to run through the top stories from the business pages this morning are Louisa Meehan of Woodview HRM & Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search.
2/10/202420 minutes, 22 seconds
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Executive Chair: Joe Gilmore of Ireland West Airport

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Joe Gilmore, Managing Director of Ireland West Airport, Knock
2/3/202413 minutes, 46 seconds
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TD Michael Ring on everything Mayo has to offer

Castlebar has been found to have the best work-life balance according to a new index. One man who has been singing the praises of this area for a long time has been local TD Michael Ring who joins Bobby to discuss this and everything that Mayo has to offer.
2/3/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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ATU iHub Castlebar Panel

Broadcasting out of the Connected Hub in the Atlantic Technological University iHub in Castlebar, Bobby speaks to some of those people using iHub to find out about the benefits this kind of working environment offers to people.Joining Bobby is:Louise McDonnell, founder of SellOnSocial.Media AgencyBrian Barrett of Solar WestDr. Noreen CurtisStephen Carolan, National Hubs Network Programme Manager at the Western Development Commission
2/3/202415 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cookbook author & recipe writer, Sarah Butler

This week Bobby was broadcasting out of the Connected Hub in the Atlantic Technological University Ihub in Castlebar with thanks to Mayo County Council. One of those people who use the connected hubs in Mayo is Sarah Butler, cookbook author, and recipe writer who joins Bobby to chat about her pathway into the culinary world.
2/3/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Out & About at the Connacht Distillery

Bobby was out & about at the Connacht Distillery in Ballina this week to discuss the vision behind the business which seeks to marry modern techniques to an old tradition of craft distilling.
2/3/20248 minutes, 38 seconds
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Business roundup with Teresa O’Malley & Tom Kelly

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories that are making the morning papers are two Castlebar locals in the form of Teresa O’Malley, Head of News at Midwest Radio & Tom Kelly, Editor of the Connaught Telegraph.
2/3/202417 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cllr. Mark Duffy on when Joe Biden came to Ballina

Last year Mayo was very much on the map when US President, Joe Biden went west and spent a remarkable evening in Ballina. One of the people instrumental in organising that visit was the then-mayor of Ballina Councillor Mark Duffy - he joins Bobby to discuss.
2/3/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Executive Chair: Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries.
1/27/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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The building blocks for being a great boss

Bobby is joined by Debra & Ken Corey, to talk about their book 'Bad Bosses Ruin Lives: The Building Blocks for Being a Great Boss'.
1/27/202410 minutes, 54 seconds
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Industry Review: Home Renovations

With the privilege of owning your own home comes the added dilemma of sticking or twisting with the current structure and layout - but where do you begin, who do you call, and what are the costs involved for home renovation projects? For this week’s industry Review Bobby sought to find out as he was joined by:● Ruth Kennelly of RK Designs ● Diarmuid Kelly of DKAD Architects ● David Dunne of Timbermill Construction in Kildare
1/27/202418 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ireland's new ‘Re-Turn’ scheme: How will it work?

From Next Thursday 1st Feb, when you buy a drink in a plastic bottle, aluminium, or steel can that features the 'Re-Turn' logo, you will pay a small deposit in addition to the price of the drink. When you return your empty, undamaged drinks container to any participating retail outlet, you get your deposit back in full. So how is all this going to work on a national level and will people buy into it? Bobby is joined by Ciaran Foley who is the Chief Executive of ‘Re-Turn’ to discuss.
1/27/202412 minutes, 1 second
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The future of Ireland's EV charging infrastructure

As the country continues down the path towards net zero, more and more electric charging points will be central to achieving that goal. Bobby is joined by John O’Keeffe, CEO of ePower to discuss the path forward to achieving a carbon-neutral future.
1/27/20248 minutes, 53 seconds
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Business roundup with Ciarán Hancock & Valerie Cox

Joining Bobby to run through the main stories from the business pages in this morning's papers is journalist and author, Valerie Cox & Ciaran Hancock, Business Editor of the Irish Times.
1/27/202422 minutes, 6 seconds
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Executive Chair: Gary Lavin of VITHIT

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Gary Lavin, founder & chairman of VITHIT.
1/20/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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‘Tech For Good: Imagine Solving the World’s Greatest Challenges’

Marga Hoek, author of ‘Tech For Good: Imagine Solving the World’s Greatest Challenges’ joins Bobby to chat about her book and the possibilities advanced technologies offer businesses to drive sustainable growth.
1/20/202410 minutes, 58 seconds
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Industry Review: Motor Industry

2023 was by all accounts a solid year for the motor and car dealership trade here in Ireland but how is 2024 shaping up and will we see many more EVs on our roads?Joining Bobby to discuss is:Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) Rowena Dooley, Dealer Principle at Dooley Motors Carlow Philip Mallon, Managing Director of Joe Mallon Motor Group 
1/20/202422 minutes, 4 seconds
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'How to Build a Smarter, Faster, Better Estate Agency’

Bobby chats to Regina Mangan about her new book ‘How to Build a Smarter, Faster, Better Estate Agency’
1/20/202410 minutes, 58 seconds
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How to become a millionaire before you turn 30

Bobby is joined by Fiona Smith, author of ‘Zero to Rich: Secrets to Becoming a Millionaire by 30'.
1/20/20249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Overcoming adversity with Charlie Engle

Bobby speaks to Charlie Engle, a former drug addict but now keynote speaker, adventurer, and multiple record holder.
1/20/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2024 with Roger Wallace

Bobby is joined by Roger Wallace of EY to discuss the details of this year's EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards which opened this week.
1/20/20247 minutes, 38 seconds
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Industry Review: Travel Agents

It’s cold out there and with many more months of rain and cloud to come, what better time to start planning that summer getaway than right now?The travel agency business has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the last few years, so how have they been faring now that the cost-of-living crisis is finally beginning to ease?Joining Bobby for this week’s Industry Review is:• Paul Hackett, co-founder and CEO of Click & Go• Emma McHugh, Managing Partner at Atlantic Travel based in Letterkenny• Claire Doherty, Product and Operations Director at Travel Department
1/13/202419 minutes, 20 seconds
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Executive Chair: Patrick Murphy CEO of Codex

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Patrick Murphy, CEO of Codex.
1/13/202411 minutes, 23 seconds
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In conversation with Dr. John Gray

Earlier in the week Bobby got to meet Dr. John Grey, author of 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus’, who was speaking at this year's Pendulum Summit.Together they discuss the impact of the book, how things have changed since its publication, and the biological underpinnings of some of his opinions.
1/13/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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Conor Skehan on making Dublin a nicer place to live

You may have heard earlier in the week that the decision has been made to close a Dublin alley due to anti-social behaviour and drug use. Naturally, this has concerned many and people are asking if this is the best way to protect a city. Sunday Independent columnist, Conor Skehan has some views on fixing the city and they are not just about more Gardai on the street - he joins Bobby to discuss.
1/13/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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30 years of CityJet with Pat Byrne

This week saw the 30th Anniversary of CityJet in business. Despite some ups and downs over the years, it has persevered and evolved to a point where it is now a leading provider of jets to European airlines. Bobby is joined by Pat Byrne its founder and chairman.
1/13/202413 minutes, 7 seconds
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Business roundup with Caroline Reidy & Doug Keatinge

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories featured in the Saturday papers are Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite and Doug Keatinge, Head of Communications at Avalon.
1/13/202423 minutes, 1 second
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Staying visible with Bodylite Gear

Bobby goes for a jog with Padraic George, Founder and Managing Director of Bodylite Gear, a leading Irish sportswear brand that specialises in visibility products and active gear for runners, walkers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
1/6/20249 minutes, 12 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ciaran Crean, co-Founder & CEO of MicksGarage

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Ciaran Crean, co-founder & CEO of MicksGarage & WaveOMS.
1/6/202413 minutes, 26 seconds
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Industry Review: Gyms

We’re almost a week into the New Year and with that comes hordes of people heading out to shed some of that Christmas weight. Where are they going? Probably the gym. Joining Bobby to discuss the business of gyms in the country are Ger Conroy, Director of Ger Conroy Fitness; Garrett Ivers, Owner of UN1T Dublin; and Siobhan Byrne, co-owner of BodyByrne.
1/6/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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Who really owns Ireland with Matt Cooper

Broadcaster and author, Matt Cooper joins Bobby to discuss his new book 'Who Really Owns Ireland?: How we became tenants in our own land and what we can do about it'.
1/6/202413 minutes, 38 seconds
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Will we see a New Year supermarket price war?

After several months of price increases in our supermarkets, a shift appears to be taking place as Lidl has followed Aldi in slashing its prices. But what does that mean for food producers? Sinead Ryan, presenter of The Home Show on Newstalk joins Bobby to discuss.
1/6/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Business roundup with Norah Casey & Ian Curran

Joining Bobby to go through the main business and news stories from the morning papers is businesswoman and boadcaster, Norah Casey and Ian Curran, Business Report with the Irish Times.
1/6/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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Economic predictions 2024 with Cormac Lucey

Joining Bobby to give his predictions on how the Irish economy will fare in 2024 is economist, Cormac Lucey.
1/6/202410 minutes, 41 seconds
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Industry Review: Life Coaches

When life gets us down, we sometimes need a person who can motivate us and give us the confidence to succeed in life and in business.It is the role of the Life Coach to do just that.To tell Bobby about this world he is joined by Shane Cradock, an advisor to high-performing leaders and the author of 'Inspire Me'; Mark Fennell, life coach and author of the upcoming book ‘Breakthrough’, and Ciara Conlon, life and leadership coach and author of ‘Rise Before Your Bull’.
12/30/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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Executive Chair: David McRedmond

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is David McRedmond the CEO of An Post.
12/23/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Pitch Doctor

Bobby is joined by Paul Boross the Pitch Doctor.
12/23/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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Industry Review: Fashion and Christmas

Bobby is joined in studio by three business women - Lorraine Keane, Anna Daly and Aimee Connolly, to chat fashion and Christmas.
12/23/202320 minutes, 17 seconds
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AI and Santa

Bobby is joined in studio by Mark Kelly founder of AI Ireland and the author of AI Unleashed, to chat about how Santa now use's AI to aid in his deliveries.
12/23/20236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Out & About: Grafton Street

This week Bobby is taking a stroll through Grafton Street, Ireland’s Premier Shopping Street, to see how retail is faring this Christmas.
12/23/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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Business Roundup with Valerie Cox and Stephen O’Leary

Bobby is joined by Journalist and Author Valerie Cox and Stephen O’Leary the Founder of Olytico to discuss the biggest business stories around this weekend.
12/23/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Executive Chair: Kealan Lennon of CleverCards

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Kealan Lennon, CEO and Founder of CleverCards.
12/16/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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Andy O’Donoghue's Christmas gift guide

Tech Guru, Andy O’Donoghue joins Bobby for his usual tech and gadget Christmas gift guide.
12/16/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Industry Review: Hampers

Getting that perfect gift can often be a challenge, especially for loved ones who live far away. But a Christmas hamper might be the right choice for those of us still struggling for inspiration, with numerous options and styles to choose from.Joining Bobby for this week's Industry Review to chat about the business of hampers is:Lulu O’Sullivan, CEO of GiftsDirect.comEmer Purcell, founder and managing director of Hampers & CoMark Loftus, the founder of Paddy Box
12/16/202317 minutes, 18 seconds
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Health & wellness with Gewardz

Finding a GP appointment these days can be difficult but Gewardz is one business that aims to change that. Gewardz is a subscription service that provides online GP and counseling sessions for a flat monthly fee - its Head of Business Development, Iain Cahill, joins Bobby to tell him about this business model.
12/16/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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The state of the Irish manufacturing sector

In this turbulent Irish economy, we have to think of the role industry plays, and manufacturing in particular is something that should be looked at in terms of its importance. Conor Magee, Head of Manufacturing at Bank of Ireland joins Bobby to discuss.
12/16/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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Business Roundup with Susan HayesCulleton & Jon Ihle

Bobby is joined by Susan HayesCulleton aka ‘The Positive Economist’ & Jon Ihle, Deputy Business Editor at the Sunday Times Ireland to discuss the biggest business stories around this weekend.
12/16/202324 minutes, 55 seconds
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Industry Review: Christmas Producers

This week’s industry review gets in the festive spirit with some food producers who could take your Christmas Dinner to the next level. Bobby is joined by Emmet Harten from Kaylas Kitchen, Lynn Downey from Cookie Dó, Sofie Rooney from Chimac and James Burke, Network Manager of the Dublin Food Chain.
12/9/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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Executive Chair: Geoff Moore, Managing Partner at Arthur Cox

In the Executive Chair this week is Geoff Moore, Managing Partner at Arthur Cox
12/9/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Happiness Index with Matt Phelan

Bobby has Matt Phelan in the studio to talk about his book 'The Happiness Index Why Today's Employee Emotions Equal Tomorrow's Business Success' and what it can do for a business.
12/9/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Out & About: Arnotts

This week Bobby is in Arnotts in Dublin City Centre for the Pitch 23’ competition: an open invitation to Irish start-ups which supports and champions new and promising local Irish brands. He talks to Joanne Hyde from Eversheds Sutherland to discuss their involvement in the initiative.
12/9/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Business Roundup with Lousia Meehan and Conor Faughnan

Bobby is joined by Lousia Meehan, owner of Woodview HR and Conor Faughnan, CEO of Royal Irish Automobile Club (RIAC) to discuss the biggest business stories around this weekend.
12/9/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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Industry Review: Antique and Rare Books

Bobby takes a dive into the world of antique books. These pages of the past hold historical significance, craftsmanship, and investment value. Who knows, maybe there’s one up in your attic? He’s joined by David Cunningham, co-owner of Ulysses Rare Books, Eamonn De Búrca, owner of De Búrca Rare Books and Alan Gregroy, owner of First Edition on Baggot Street.
12/2/202318 minutes, 52 seconds
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Executive Chair: Gerard Teahon, CEO of Uniquely

Sitting in the Executive Chair with Bobby this week is Gerard Teahon, the CEO of Uniquely.
12/2/202313 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Importance of Sales with Jack Daly

Bobby talks to Jack Daly, leading sales speaker and trainer, to talk all things sales in business.
12/2/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Out & About: Cogs the Brain Shop

Bobby takes a visit to the Cogs the Brain Shop pop-up by Stephen's Green and talks to co-owner Conor Brady.
12/2/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Bad will this New Recession be? With Cliff Taylor

Today it was confirmed that the Irish economy is officially in a recession. To discuss what these means, as well as recent inflation news, Bobby is joined by Cliff Taylor, columnist at The Irish Times.
12/2/20238 minutes, 42 seconds
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Business Roundup with Joan Mulvihill and Declan Ralph

Bobby is joined by Joan Mulvihill, The Digitisation Lead with Siemens and Declan Ralph, the Retail Development Director with BWG Foods to discuss the biggest business stories in the papers today.
12/2/202322 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Importance of Team Building with James Scouller

What makes a good team and how can it add value in a workplace? James Scouller, author of a three-book series on team building: How to Build Winning Teams Again and Again, joins the studio to examine the benefits.
11/25/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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Executive Chair: Aisling Ryan, CEO of Ryans Cleaning

Sitting in the Executive Chair this week is Aisling Ryan, the CEO of Ryans Cleaning.
11/25/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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Industry Review: Toy Makers

This week’s Industry Review covers the Irish toy makers who compete with the fancy tech and new-age offerings around. Chloe Gardiner, founder of The Wonky Woolins, Michael White, Founder Ro Óg and Geraldine O Connor, Co-Owner and Founder of Lisheen Toys join to discuss the business of hand-made toys in the country.
11/25/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
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Will Stephen Kenny's exit spell further finance trouble for the FAI?

The end of Stephen Kenny’s tenure as manager caps off a team’s bad string of results - and worries mount as the FAI struggle to find commercial partners for the next three years. Ian Mallon, columnist with the Pitch for the Irish Examiner joins to discuss this potential financial fallout.
11/25/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Business Roundup with Paul Allen, Caroline Bocquel & Jean McCabe

Emmet Oliver (filling in for Bobby) is joined by Paul Allen of Paul Allen & Associates and Caroline Bocquel, CEO of Bord Iascaigh Mhara to discuss the business stories relevant today. Plus, Jean McCabe, CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland talks about the impact of the Dublin riots on retail business.
11/25/202322 minutes, 39 seconds
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winners Chat

Bobby speaks with some of the winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at the show from last Thursday.Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage.Ciaran Marron of Activ8 Solar Energies.Tom Walsh of Staycity.
11/25/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Industry Review: Podcasting

This week’s Industry Review is something familiar in the world of audio. Bobby is joined by Síle Seoige, host of ‘Ready to be Real’ in Galway and Chris Johns, co-host of ‘The Other Hand’ all to discuss the business of podcasting in Ireland.
11/18/202313 minutes, 29 seconds
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Web Summit 2023 with Andy O’Donoghue

Web Summit took place this week following a turbulent few weeks for the annual technology conference. Andy O’Donoghue joins Bobby to tell him all about it.
11/18/20233 minutes, 50 seconds
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Lessons from the Asian Markets with Pat Rigney

Pat Rigney, the founder of The Shed Distillery and Gunpowder Gin, joins the show to give his insight on what Irish businesses can learn from the Asian markets after a trip to China.
11/18/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Out & About: Scalex and Damien Hughes

Bobby joins bestselling author Damien Hughes in Belfast to talk about high performance sport and business.
11/18/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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EY Panel on taking risks and being pioneers

Ahead of next week’s ceremony for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023, Bobby chats with some of this year’s finalists about the idea of “pioneering”, doing something new, and everything associated with being on the cutting edge.Chris Kelly of EasyGoLouella Morton, the co-founder of TestReachNeil Skeffington of Novelplast Teoranta
11/18/202313 minutes, 27 seconds
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Foreign Direct Investment with Kevin Elliott

Bobby talks to Kevin Elliott, the Executive Vice President and Head of Global Foreign Direct Investment in Bank of Ireland, to learn all about how the team there supports newinternational companies to establish banking and operations in Ireland.
11/18/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Executive Chair: Paul Kilcullen of BNY Mellon Fund Services Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Paul Kilcullen, CEO of BNY Mellon Fund Services Ireland.
11/18/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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Business Roundup with Linda Daly & Bob Hoffman

Bobby is joined by Linda Daly, Business Reporter with the Sunday Times and Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search to discuss the business stories making the rounds today.
11/18/202315 minutes, 42 seconds
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Executive Chair: Meliosa O'Caoimh of 'Northern Trust'

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Melíosa O'Caoimh, 'Northern Trust' Country Head, Ireland.
11/11/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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EY panel on the influence of AI on business

Continuing our series of interviews with some of this year’s finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards which reveals this year’s winners on November 23rd, we look at the issue of AI and its intersection with businesses.To discuss, Bobby is joined by Charles Cosgrave of Village Vets who is a finalist in the Established Category; Brian Fahey, CEO of My Compliance Office who is a finalist in the International category; and also by Denise Tormey, President and co-founder of PlanNet21 who was a finalist in 2015.
11/11/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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Industry Review: Glass Blowers

For many, glass is nothing more than the thing in your windows, but for an entire industry in Ireland, it is so much more. Art pieces made from glass are all over our cities, towns, and homes and so, Bobby wanted to understand that industry from some of the preeminent names in it.To do that, Bobby is joined by:Tom Watts, Head of Design at Design and Crafts Council IrelandElke Westen, Owner of Studio Elke WestenMichelle O'Donnell, Owner of Glasshammer Studios
11/11/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Business Roundup with Caroline Reidy & Ken Murphy

Bobby is joined by Caroline Murphy of the HR Suite and Ken Murphy, the Former Director General of the Law Society, to discuss the business stories circling today.
11/11/202325 minutes, 27 seconds
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Awakening your "Inner CEO" with Shane Cradock

Shane Cradock has almost three decades of executive coaching experience and has decided to pass some of that knowledge onto us here at Down to Business. His new book 'The Inner CEO' advocates for a new way of managing your mind to lift your mood, and self-belief and achieve your full potential. Shane joins Bobby to discuss.
11/11/20238 minutes, 17 seconds
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Out & About: Dublin City Comics

Bobby does something quite different today and visits a comic shop in the heart of Dublin city to find out more about the world of superheroes and villains. Is it just a niche? Or bigger than we think?
11/11/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Industry Review: Galleries

Ireland, with its rich tapestry of creativity, boasts over 30 art galleries that curate an impressive array of artistic expression from both local and international artists. Despite the complexities of funding, fierce competition, and intricate red tape, these cultural havens have not just survived but thrived, as evidenced by the nearly 800,000 visitors to the national gallery last year alone. What's the secret to their success?To find out more about the industry, Mandy is joined by Mary McCarthy, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery, Dr. Caroline Campbell, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, and Gerard Gormley, Director of Gormley's Fine Art.
11/4/202319 minutes, 28 seconds
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Executive Chair: Brid O’Connell

Sitting in the Executive Chair this week is Brid O’Connell, the CEO of Guaranteed Irish.
11/4/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Beyond Greenwashing: The Reality of B Corp Certification

In the evolving landscape of corporate responsibility, the push for sustainable business practices has led to a notable trend: B Corp certification. Pioneered by the non-profit B Labs, this accreditation requires companies to meet rigorous standards in social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.Joining Mandy Johnston are two trailblazers who have taken their companies through the B Corp journey: Aoife McNamara, Founder of the ‘Aoife McNamara’ clothing brand and Jane McDaid, the Founder of Thinkhouse.
11/4/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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Business Roundup with Douglas Keatinge & Valerie Cox

Taking a look at the business stories that are making the morning papers are Journalist and Author Valerie Cox and Douglas Keatinge- the Head of Communications with Avolon. Mandy Johnston fills in for Bobby this week.
11/4/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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AI and Taxes: Revolutionising Irish Business with Conor Kelly

Meet Conor Kelly, the innovative Irish entrepreneur who's turning heads in the world of artificial intelligence. Nominated for the 'Young AI Role Model Award' at the AI Ireland Awards, Conor is gearing up to launch 'Taxbot' – an AI designed to navigate the complex waters of Irish tax law. With capabilities that allegedly outshine 90% of human accountants on the Chartered Tax Exams, 'Taxbot' promises to be a game-changer for Irish businesses.
11/4/20235 minutes, 6 seconds
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'A Diamond in the Rough' with Steven van Belleghem

Despite high aspirations to delight customers, many companies falter at the execution stage, leaving a gap between grand plans and customer realities. Steven has spent over a decade conversing with CX professionals and has a wealth of insights on why companies struggle to shine in customer service. His new management book serves as a guide to embedding a genuine Customer Culture within your organisation, offering practical tools and revealing how minor alterations can lead to significant outcomes.This week Mandy Johnston talks to Steven about his new book.
11/4/202313 minutes, 11 seconds
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EY panel on the importance of resilience

Down to Business has a long been association with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and for the next few weeks, as we get ready for the announcement of this year’s winners on Nov 23rd, Bobby will be talking to some of this year’s finalists and alumni about some of the issues facing entrepreneurs but also exploring what makes them succeed.Joining Bobby is Nick Keegan of Mail Metrics who is a finalist this year as well as one of last year’s finalists, Lorraine Heskin of the Gourmet Panel, and John Purdy of the Ergo Group who was finalist a number of years ago.
10/28/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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Executive Chair: AJ Noonan of Rhonellen Developments

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is AJ Noonan, MD of Rhonellen Developments.
10/28/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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Industry Review: Farming

For this week's Industry Review, Bobby is joined by three farmers: Joe Healy, former IFA President and dairy farmer at Milestone Farm in Athenry, James O'Reilly, a tillage farmer from Ballyragget in Kilkenny, and Bobby Miller, Current chairman of Irish Grain Growers Group from Stradbally.
10/28/202320 minutes, 30 seconds
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Navigating the AI Revolution as a Business Executive

AI is undoubtedly the story of 2023, dominating headlines and rapidly making its mark on industry with Generative AI believed to become a $1.3 Trillion Market by 2032 according to Bloomberg. Despite this meteoric success, many are still scratching their heads when it comes to AI, in fact when surveyed between 60 to 70 percent of business leaders say they are confused by AI. Mark Kelly founder of AI Ireland and author of ‘AI Unleashed: Navigating the AI Revolution as a Business Executive' joins Bobby to discuss.
10/28/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Out & About at The Gravediggers

Bobby took a trip out to the Gravediggers pub in Glasnevin, Dublin to find out why this is a must-see for any tourist or anyone else who calls Dublin their home.
10/28/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Commercial property take-up on the wane

While there is over demand for housing in the country, the market for office space is hurtling towards its lowest ebb in many years. The latest survey by BNP Paribas Real Estate has seen take-up levels fall by 63% in the past year alone. John McCartney the director of research at BNP Paribas Real Estate joins Bobby to discuss.
10/28/20236 minutes, 47 seconds
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Business Roundup with Susan Hayes Culleton & Stephen O’Leary

Joining Bobby to discuss the biggest business stories in the papers today is Susan Hayes Culleton aka 'The Positive Economist' and The MD of the Hayes Culleton Group & Stephen O’Leary of Olytico.
10/28/202319 minutes, 48 seconds
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Executive Chair: Annelie McCaffrey, MD of Domino’s ROI

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Annelie McCaffrey, Managing Director for Domino’s ROI
10/21/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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David Oxley on professional nightmares and how to navigate them

Dr. David Oxley believes there are four essential career crises that we will all have to face one day. He is also the author of 'A Career Carol: A Tale of Professional Nightmares and How to Navigate Them' - he joins Bobby to tell him more.
10/21/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Industry Review: GPs

Joining Bobby for this week's Industry Review are three GPs to discuss the ins and outs of the medical profession in modern-day Ireland.They are:Dr. Eleanor Galvin from Rosemount Family DoctorsDr. Mark Rowe who is also the host of the podcast In the Doctors ChairDr. Brendan O'Shea, Specialist in Occupational Medicine at The Bridge Medical Centre & Assistant Adjuvant Professor at Trinity College Dublin
10/21/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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Out & About at Perenia: The Plant Experts

Following a recent rebranding from SAP Nurseries to Perenia, The Plant Experts, Bobby took a trip out to Tipperary to speak with owner, John Walsh, to find out more about what keeps him and the business going from strength to strength.
10/21/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Northern Ireland getting the best of both worlds?

The prevailing narrative around Northern Ireland is that it’s a gloomy time; dealing with both Brexit and the fact that it has no working parliament gives the idea that it’s a state in trouble but David Smith, economist with the Sunday Times, has a much more optimistic take on things. He joins Bobby to discuss.
10/21/20237 minutes, 41 seconds
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GAA jigsaws with JR Games

Mary Murray is from a small Irish startup called JR Games that makes jigsaws dedicated to GAA counties. She came bearing a Kilkenny jigsaw for Bobby as the two chatted about the genesis of the business.
10/21/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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The future of the workplace with Bruce Daisley

Taking place last week was the Irish Management Institute (IMI) National Leadership Conference. Former Twitter EMEA VP, renowned podcaster, author of the Best Business Book of the Year 2022, and workplace culture thought-leader, Bruce Daisley gave a keynote address on the importance of diverse workplace culture in helping leaders and their organisation to innovate.He joins Bobby to discuss.
10/21/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Executive Chair: Noelle McCarthy of Blow Salons

This week Bobby was joined in the Executive Chair by Noelle McCarthy of Blow Salons.
10/17/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sean Keyes: The case for Dublin to build up

This week Bobby was joined by Sean Keyes of the currency to explain why we need to build more apartments high into Dublin's skyline.
10/17/20239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rugby with Marcus Horan

Former Munster and Irish player, Marcus Horan, talks World Cup Rugby with Bobby ahead of tonight's game.
10/14/20235 minutes, 56 seconds
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Business Roundup with Linda Daly and Ronan

Joining Bobby to discuss the biggest business stories in the papers today is Linda Daly of the Sunday Times and Ronan Reid from Cantor Fitzgerald.
10/14/202318 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bobby goes axe throwing

This week Bobby got adventurous and explored his Viking roots, by visiting the Axe Club at North Dock, Dublin!
10/14/20238 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Seven Games of Leadership with Paolo Gallo

High-profile, keynote speaker, executive coach, and author on the topic of professional development, leadership, and the future of work and learning, Paolo Gallo joins Bobby to discuss his latest book, 'The Seven Games of Leadership - Navigating the Inner Journey of Leaders.'
10/14/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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Industry Review: Sommeliers

Bobby speaks to three people in-the-know to find out how the realm of the sommelier has changed in Ireland in recent years, and where the wine world might take us. He is joined by Nicola Curran Zammit from Two Cooks in Sallins, Philip Dunne, Founder of Vinspire Wine and Spirit Academy Ireland as well as group Sommelier at The Doyle Collection, and Morgan Vandermamer, current President of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and co-owner of Union Wine Bar & Kitchen in Waterford
10/14/202319 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dan O'Brien on budget 2024

Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist, Institute for International and European Affairs spoke to Bobby as the nation braces itself for next weeks budget.
10/7/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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The cyber Security business is booming

Cyber Security is a growing business. Kevin O’Loughlin, CEO of Nostra, is busier than ever helping build protections and first line defenses for businesses. Kevin spoke to Bobby.
10/7/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Business roundup with Gina London and Declan Ralph

To go through the business stories of the week Bobby was joined by Gina London, communications expert and columnist with the Sunday Independent and Declan Ralph, Retail Development Director with BWG Foods.    
10/7/202319 minutes, 29 seconds
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Executive Chair: Richard Meehan

This week Bobby was joined in the executive chair by Richard Meehan. President & CEO of Velico Medical
10/7/20235 minutes, 34 seconds
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Out & about: Dublin Cookery School

This week Bobby went to the Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock which has recently been taken over by a well-known foodie Gerry Devlin. Gerry showed Bobby around the school and introduced him to some of the students.
10/7/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Industry Review: Personal Shoppers

They say style never goes out of fashion but for those of us who wouldn’t know haute couture if it came up and hit him in the face, finding the clothes that not only fit but make us look and feel like our authentic selves can be a real challenge. Thankfully the personal shopping industry is here to help.Joining Bobby for this week’s Industry review to look at the work of personal styling was:Orla Sheridan, Private Stylist and Fashion lecturer at GTIFiona Doyle, International Personal StylistLaura Jordan, fashion stylist & image consultant and owner of StyleSavvy
10/7/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Irish Beef Book Celebrates 10 years

Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers who’s book The Irish Beef Book has just been reprinted to celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary and Pat joined Bobby to talk all thing beef.
10/7/20238 minutes, 13 seconds
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21st Century Business Icons

Behind every success is the unique story of an individual who has transformed their ambition into reality. 21st Century Business Icons: The Leaders Who Are Changing our World is a new book by Sally Percy, which explores the success stories and strategies behind some of the biggest names in business the world over.She joins Bobby to discuss.
9/30/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ronan Reid of Cantor Fitzgerald

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Ronan Reid, Director of Cantor Fitzgerald Services Ltd.
9/30/202313 minutes, 43 seconds
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Out & About: George Horn Gloves

George Horn is a third-generation master glove maker based in the heart of Dublin city. Founded by George in the 1940's, the business is continued by his son, Brian, and grandson, Gerard.Bobby took a trip out to their shop in Stoneybatter to find out more about the business.
9/30/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Industry Review: Security Firms

From smart doorbells to fully-fledged 24-hour surveillance, there are many ways to secure your home and business.But even though there is more technology out there to help keep us safe, are would-be criminals also getting more cunning?Joining Bobby to discuss the state of the residential & commercial property security sector is:Aaron Mooney, CEO of Action24Eoin Dunne, CEO of PhonewatchJonathan Pim, Technical Services Director at Manguard Plus
9/30/202319 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Huawei's latest chip a new industry leader?

Huawei has made a massive statement in the world of smartphones with its new processor that showcases its capacity to support 5G wireless speeds.Our resident Tech guru, Andy O'Donoughue joins Bobby to discuss what kind of impact it will have on the likes of Samsung and Apple.
9/30/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Very Pink Run with Lorraine Keane

Since 2011, the Very Pink Run has raised in excess of €6 million to support Breast Cancer Ireland's ongoing research and education programmes. This is an opportunity for everyone to participate in a fun-filled morning with music, face painters, and more.Bobby chats to Lorraine Keane who is taking part this morning.
9/30/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Business roundup with Breda Browne & Des Doris

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Breda Browne of Unique Media and Des Doris of Alchemy Events.
9/30/202318 minutes, 21 seconds
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Executive Chair: David Russell CEO of Elio Networks

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is David Russell the Chief Executive of Elio Networks
9/23/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Adventure of Sustainable Performance

In a period when the world continues to play at denial, Stuart McLachlan & Dean Sanders, authors of 'The Adventure of Sustainable Performance' are seeking to help leaders to instead see foundations.Stuart and Dean join Bobby to discuss.
9/23/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Industry Review: Driving Instructors

It’s an essential skill these days and one that most of us learn how to do in our younger years.But with backlogs in driving tests an ongoing issue, how are our driving schools and driving instructors faring in what must be a very busy time?Joining Bobby to discuss is:Darragh Dunne, Allied Driving InstructorsKevin Horgan, Managing Director of Ladybird Driving School Darren Mullane, Mullane School Of Motoring in Cork
9/23/202319 minutes, 25 seconds
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Out & About: Oakberry Açai Dublin

Oakberry Açai is a healthy fast food, present in more than 35 countries and with more than 600 stores.Bobby visits the new Oakberry store in Dublin to find out more about this healthy fast-food treat.
9/23/20239 minutes, 51 seconds
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Conor Pope on why grocery are prices on the rise

Bobby talks to Conor Pope about why grocery prices are going up when food inflation is going down.
9/23/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Should the banks be subjected to a windfall tax?

In recent months, as Irish banks enjoy massive profits, consumers were found to have the lowest deposit rates out of the Eurozone, United Kingdom, and the United States.One of the ways to more evenly distribute the profits of our baking institutions is the implementation of a windfall tax, but Cormac Lucey warns against this - he joins Bobby to discuss.
9/23/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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The GameStop saga with author, Ben Mezrich

Bobby talks to author, Ben Mezrich who wrote ‘The Anti-social Network’ which is the basis of the new movie ‘Dumb Money’ - all about the strange buying and selling of Gamestop Stocks in January 2021.
9/23/202310 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jack Lukeman - ' Battle of the Hawthorn Trees'

Rounding out a hugely enjoyable broadcast from the Three Store on Grafton Street, Bobby was joined by Jack Lukeman - aka Jack L - who played his song 'Battle of the Hawthorn Trees'.
9/16/20237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Executive Chair: Maria Dickenson, Managing Director of Dubray Books

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Maria Dickenson, Managing Director of Dubray Books.
9/16/20237 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Little Museum of Dublin

Described as “Dublin’s best museum experience” the Little Museum of Dublin has twice been voted the number one museum in Ireland on TripAdvisor. It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Three Store where Bobby and the team were broadcasting from this week - to discuss the importance of preserving the social, cultural, and political heritage of the city, Bobby is joined by Trevor White, Director of The Little Museum of Dublin.
9/16/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Benefits of Three Ireland's 'Grants for Small Businesses' Programme

Broadcasting live from the Three Store on Grafton Street this Saturday to celebrate their 'Grants for Small Businesses' Programme, Bobby chats with Padraig Sheerin, Head of SME at Three as well as two of last year's winners of the grant - Megan White, the founder of Runsafe, and Aidan Morgan, founder of A.M Hurley’s & Sports.
9/16/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Grafton Street Retail Roundtable

Bobby and the team were broadcasting from the Three Store on Grafton Street this week, a street that is integral to shopping in Dublin, and home to some of the biggest brands in the world along with thriving independent offerings. But is Grafton Street a good place to do business and what lies in store for its future? Joining Bobby to discuss is:Paddy Sheary, Owner of Patrick Sheary MenswearEddie Shanahan, Retail ConsultantSharon Yourell Lawlor, MD of Think Plan Do ConsultingSeverin Plassat, Head of Group Operations Weir & Sons
9/16/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rugby World Cup Preview: Ireland v Tonga

Ireland got their Rugby World Cup off to a solid start with a 82-8 win over Romania in Bordeaux last week.They now face Tonga who play their first game in this tournament this weekend.Joining Bobby to preview what is a potential banana skin for us is former Leinster and Ireland player, Shane Byrne.
9/16/20236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Business roundup with Conor Faughnan & Susan Hayes-Culleton

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Susan Hayes-Culleton of Hayes Culleton aka the "Positive Economist" and Conor Faughnan, CEO of the RIAC.
9/16/202325 minutes, 12 seconds
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Executive Chair: Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group.
9/9/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Out & About at Tara Coins

We may be known as the emerald isle but Mark O’Byrne has made it his professional life to learn as much as possible about another precious commodity - that of gold.Back in 2003, he founded GoldCore, eventually going on to make it Ireland’s largest gold broker and storage provider.But he’s moved on from that now, and Bobby took a trip to his offices on Harcourt Street in Dublin to find out all about it.
9/9/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Industry Review: Creches

Providing education, care, love, and some respite from our children, creches in Ireland come in various forms from family-run to businesses with multiple locations.But how has the sector changed and what pressures are creche owners facing?Joining Bobby to discuss is:Paula Donoghue, Owner of Clever Clogs in Cavan and National Secretary of the Association of Childhood Professionals.John Bowman, Owner of Bel Childcare in CorkKaren Clince, CEO Of Tigers Childcare and the Chairperson of Fingal County Childcare Committee
9/9/202322 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dan O’Brien on managing finances and public opinion

With the government telling the Fiscal Advisory Council thanks, but no thanks, Bobby chats to economist, Dan O’Brien, about managing finances and public opinion.
9/9/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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State of the nursing home sector with Gráinne Henson of BOI

Headwinds associated with COVID-19, Brexit, and the Ukrainian invasion have heavily impacted the healthcare sector in Ireland. In the face of these issues, private operators continue to face challenges in the delivery of services within Ireland, and joining Bobby to discuss this is Grainne Henson, Head of Health Sector with Bank of Ireland
9/9/20237 minutes, 8 seconds
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Rugby World Cup Preview: Ireland v Romania

Later today Ireland will take to the pitch in Bordeaux to face Romania in their first game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.It’s a World Cup which holds a lot of hope and expectation for us and so to preview the clash, Bobby is joined by Will O’Callaghan from Off the Ball.
9/9/20234 minutes, 54 seconds
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Business roundup with Valerie Cox & Doug Keatinge

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is journalist and author, Valerie Cox and Doug Keatinge, Head of Communications at Avalon.
9/9/202319 minutes, 37 seconds
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Executive Chair: Neil Hosty, CEO of Fexco

Joining Bobby in the executive chair this week is Neil Hosty, CEO of Fexco.
9/2/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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What is Reverse Mentoring?

Patrice Gordon author of ‘Reverse Mentoring’ explains her process for removing barriers and building belonging in the workplace.
9/2/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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Industry Review: Solicitors

In this weeks industry review we take to a look inside the world of a solicitor, joining Bobby was Keith Walsh, Vanessa Byrne and Michael Smith.
9/2/202322 minutes, 51 seconds
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Simple Scaling - how to 10x your business

Joining Bobby to talk about his book and the process of ‘Simple Scaling’ was author Brendan McGurgan.
9/2/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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Out and About at Kube Kitchens

This week Bobby paid a visit to the team at Kube Kitchens to get a better understanding of the latest trends in kitchens.
9/2/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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The rise of non alcoholic beer

Joining Bobby to chart the rise of non alcoholic beer was Lucky Saint founder Luke Boase and Quincey Fennelly MD of Wicklow Wolf Brewery.
9/2/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stephen Kinsella explains why the economy is good but only for some of us

Economist and professor Stephen Kinsella joined Bobby to explain why the economy is good but only for some of us.
9/2/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Executive Chair: Rory Fitzgerald, General Manager of National Express Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Rory Fitzgerald, General Manager of National Express Ireland.
8/26/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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Out & About at the Happy Out Café

The third Happy Out café in the Dun Laoghaire Baths building has partnered up with the Together Academy.The Together Academy is a unique social enterprise in Dublin that provides young adults with Down syndrome certified training, practical work experience, employment opportunities, and a critical social and support network.Bobby took a trip out there to find out all about this unique enterprise.
8/26/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why are so many pubs closing their doors?

With many pubs across the country closing their doors for good, Bobby was joined by publican Fergus Murphy and Padraig Cribben from the VFI to investigate what happened to one of Ireland’s staple businesses.
8/26/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lobster's ascension from common fish to delicacy

Joining Bobby ahead of the Dalkey Lobster Festival was Hal Dawson, the worshipful fishmonger.
8/26/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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Industry Review: Newspaper Columnists

Newspapers and media platforms give people an insight into what is going on across the country and the world, and if it wasn’t for the writers and columnists of these outlets, we wouldn’t be kept up to date with ongoing news and current affairs. Joining Bobby to discuss what it is like to be a writer for media platforms is:Columnist with The Irish Independent, Ian O’ Doherty Columnist with The Sunday Times, and The Daily Mail, Brenda Power Writer, and Commentator, Liam Collins.
8/26/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Business roundup with Louisa Meehan & Stephen O’Leary

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Lousia Meehan the owner of Woodview HRM and also Stephen O’Leary the CEO and Founder of Olytico
8/26/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Executive Chair: John Griffin, co-founder and CRO, m3ter

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is John Griffin, co-founder and CRO, m3ter.
8/19/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Out & About: The Big Grill Festival 2023

Over the course of four days, Herbert Park in Dublin will host a line-up of chefs and barbecue experts from all over the world giving live demos and festival-goers the chance to sample some incredible food at this year’s Big Grill Festival. Bobby took a stroll around to meet a few of those chefs.
8/19/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Industry Review: Antiques

Cherished for their age, beauty, rarity, and condition - antiques represent many things to different people but they also form a huge part of our shared history and heritage and act as a reminder of our rich and storied past. So for this week’s Industry Review, Bobby peers back into that past by looking at the health of the antique dealers and business owners operating in Ireland right now. Joining Bobby is: - Garret Weldon, President of The Irish Antique Dealers Association and Owner of Weldon’s Jewellery in Dublin - Rody Keighery, of RJ Keighery Antiques in Waterford - Alyce Ketcher, Head of Fine Jewellry & Gemologist at Courtville
8/19/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cormac Lucey on whether we should raise property tax

Economists are a different bunch in comparison to politicians as they seemingly delight in not having to sugarcoat any bitter pills they might ask us to swallow. Cormac Lucey certainly fits the bill in that regard when he suggested last week we should actually raise the property tax. Cormac joins Bobby to discuss.
8/19/20238 minutes, 44 seconds
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What it takes to create winning presentations

Creating a presentation that is engaging and effective is easier said than done. Bobby is joined by Dave ‘Fishy’ Fish, pilot extraordinaire and author of 'What it Takes to Create Winning Presentations' to find out how we can improve our presentation skills and how you bring your audience into your story.
8/19/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Business roundup with Bob Hoffman & Susan Hayes Culleton

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Susan Hayes Culleton"The Positive Economist" MD of Hayes Culleton as well as Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search.
8/19/202322 minutes, 21 seconds
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Executive Chair: Jackie King

In the executive chair this week is Jackie King, the Executive Director at Ibec Global.
8/12/202312 minutes, 22 seconds
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How are we preparing for cyber attacks?

This week there was a serious breach when members of the PSNI had their data breached. It serves as a stark reminder of the perils posed by cyber risks in an increasingly digital world. Mandy is joined by Dr Michael Nizich, Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at New York Institute of Technology, and author of The Cybersecurity Workforce of Tomorrow to find out how we are preparing people to enter the cyber attack workforce.
8/12/202313 minutes, 23 seconds
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Business Roundup with Emily Hourican & Ciaran Hancock

Mandy Johnston fills in for Bobby this week, and to look at the top business stories of the day is Emily Hourican, Author and Journalist, and Ciaran Hancock, Business Editor at The Irish Times.
8/12/202323 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mortgage Interest Rates

Average interest rates attached to new home loans has risen to the highest level in almost a decade. Joining Mandy to discuss is Joey Sheean, The Mortgage Coach, and Sean Canney, Independent TD for Galway East.
8/12/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Industry Review: Media Photographers

This week's Industry Review takes a look inside media photography in Ireland. Joining Mandy is Lorraine Teevan - freelance photographer, Mark Condren with the Irish Independent, and Mark Maxwell - Director of Maxwell News Agency.
8/12/202317 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nighttime Economy

Laura Moriarty, Group Operations Director at Moriarty Group and Chair of the Licensed Vintners Association talks to Mandy about Dublin City Council's recruitment campaign for a nighttime economy tsar.
8/12/20237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ronan Murphy

Ronan Murphy, Founder & Executive Chairman of Smarttech247 is in the hot seat this week!
8/5/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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The meaning of life with Scott Davis

Joining Bobby is Scott Davis, an adventurer, tech founder, and author, shares his unconventional approach to finding balance, beauty, and meaning in life in his thought-provoking book "Surf the Seesaw: Unconventional Essays on Balance, Beauty, and Meaning in Life."
8/5/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Industry Review: Craft Brewers

Bobby is sampling what the craft brewing industry in Ireland has to offer. He is joined by three people who are in various stages of their companies: Francis O’Flagherty - Owner and Founder of Connemara Brewing Company, Barbara-Anne McCabe – Co-Founder of Bridewell Brewery, and Cuilane Lochnane – Brewer and Owner of Whitefield Brewery.
8/5/202322 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dublin Horse Show

120,000 visitors, 1,600 horses competing in over 168 classes and competitions – I'm out and about at the RDS ahead of the Dublin Horse Show.
8/5/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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Tom Parlon: It's re-wiring, not retiring

Joining Bobby is Tom Parlon, the Construction Industry Federation’s Director General, who has seen his fair share of scraps, recessions, pandemics, and more besides. But after 16 years of helping the sector to navigate the good times and the bad, he has finally decided to hang up his boots.
8/5/202312 minutes, 53 seconds
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Business Roundup with Ken Murphy & Valerie Cox

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Ken Murphy, former director of the Law Society of Ireland and Valerie Cox, Journalist and Author.
8/5/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tech with Andy O'Donoghue

X has arrived, Spotify has hiked its prices and TikTok has moved into texting. Our resident Tech guru, Andy O’Donoughue joins Bobby to make sense of it all.
7/29/202311 minutes, 10 seconds
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Right Side of the Brain with Yda Bouvier

Do you know the difference between the left and the right sides of your brain? Yda Bouvier wants us to engage our right side of the brain more in our work lives, particularly if we manage a diverse team. Bouvier is a coach with 25 years experience and her new book, Leading with your Right Brain is just published.
7/29/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Executive Chair: Anthony Gallagher of Petstop

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Anthony Gallagher, founder & MD of Petstop.
7/29/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Out & About: An Post’s Parcel Hub

Bobby was out and about at An Post’s Parcel Hub to take a look at what goes on there, to hear about some of the trends of what’s being sent through An Post, and just how much online shopping we’re doing. Joining Bobby is Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director, An Post Commerce.
7/29/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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Industry Review: Tree Surgeons

Trees provide us with many benefits in terms of improving air quality, and their visual impact, as well as simply being an integral part of the delicate ecosystems we have here in Ireland. But managing them can be tricky and making sure they are safe for our communities, essential. Joining Bobby to discuss the area of tree surgery is: - Wesley Monaghan of W. Monaghan’s Tree Services - Paddy Lyne, Abatis Tree Services
7/29/202319 minutes, 56 seconds
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Business Roundup with Caroline Reidy & Jon Ihle

Joining Bobby to take a look at the business stories hitting the headlines is Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite, and also Jon Ihle who is Deputy Business Editor at the Sunday Times Ireland.
7/29/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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'The Deise Day' by Ryland Teifi

To wrap up what has been a fantastic experience broadcasting live from Reginald's Tower in Waterford City, Bobby is joined by singer-songwriter, Ryland Teifi.
7/22/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Executive Chair: Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery.
7/22/20237 minutes, 8 seconds
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In conversation with two of Waterford's most famous foodies

Bobby is joined by two of the biggest foodies from the Waterford area - Tom Doorley, food writer and former judge on 'The Restaurant' and Michael Kelly of 'Grow It Yourself'.
7/22/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Waterford City Business Panel Part Two

Bobby is joined by some Waterford Businesses that could certainly be considered institutions at this stage - Johnny Flahavan of Flahavan’s; Kevin Jepsen of Ardkeen Quality Food Store; Elaine Power of East Pier; and Liam McDonnell of Legacy Craft Cider.
7/22/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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Waterford City Business Panel Part One

Bobby is joined by three people who know Waterford inside out - Clare Barrett, the Commercial Manager of House of Waterford; Jim Power, Economist and Waterford Native; and Paul Nolan, President of the Waterford Chamber.
7/22/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Out & About: The Irish Museum of Time

While down in Waterford City as part of The Newstalk Summer Tour, Bobby paid a visit to The Irish Museum of Time.
7/22/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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In conversation with Paul Flynn

A visit to Waterford wouldn’t be complete without a chat with Paul Flynn of The Tannery. This Dungarvan institution is a must-visit for anybody who knows their food and for more than 26 years, Paul has been at the helm. He joins Bobby to chat about how things are going and how things have changed.
7/22/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Business roundup with Dermot Keyes & Brian Nolan

Joining Bobby in Reginald’s Tower in Waterford City as part of The Newstalk Summer Tour to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages and the business pages of today’s papers is Dermot Keyes, PR & Communications Manager with Green Acre Marketing and Brian Nolan, Head of Communications with Sanofi.
7/22/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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John Fitzgerald on the state of the Irish economy

Irish economic growth is still looking relatively strong but with multinational activity slowing, it can be hard to see the wood through the trees when it comes to making an accurate assessment of where the Irish economy stands in real terms. Joining Bobby to help demystify all of this is John Fitzgerald, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin.
7/15/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Every Team Actually Doing Business Better

Darren Ashby believes a sense of mission is crucial for any company to succeed. He is the co-author of 'Every Team Actually Doing Business Better' and he’s also Chief Impact officer of Businessfourzero. He joins Bobby to discuss the importance of having a mission in business.
7/15/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Business roundup with Norah Casey & Conor Faughnan

Joining Bobby to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages and the business pages of today’s papers is Norah Casey and Conor Faughnan.
7/15/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ray Ryan CEO of the Noledge Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Ray Ryan, CEO of the Noledge Group.
7/15/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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Forever Young Festival 2023

This weekend a festival with a difference is taking place at Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare. 'Forever Young Festival' delights in taking us back to the 80’s with a lineup including legends such as Squeeze, Bananarama, Erasure, Andy Bell, Tony Hadley, and lots more. But despite the nasty weather, festival founder Sharon Alston is still all smiles. She joins Bobby to chat about what’s going on and how she came to start this retro music festival.
7/15/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Industry Review: Surveyors & the Construction Sector

Solving the housing crisis and achieving targets with regard to the Climate Action Plan and the National Development Plan will require a huge effort on behalf of the construction industry. But do we have sufficient numbers of qualified graduates coming into the construction & surveying professions and if not, what does the future hold as we seek to address the mistakes of the past? Joining Bobby to discuss the construction and surveying industry is: - Noel Larkin of Noel Larkin & Associates Chartered Building Surveyors - Hubert Fitzpatrick, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation - Kevin Brady, Director at APNA and Immediate Past Chair of Quantity Surveying Professional Group in the SCSI
7/15/202320 minutes, 12 seconds
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Executive Chair: Myles O'Grady

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is the Bank of Ireland's CEO Myles O'Grady.
7/8/202313 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bobby learns about water in a can

Bobby goes to Rathcoole to visit Well Cann'd Water where he meets the founders. They tell us of the benefits of storing water in cans.
7/8/202311 minutes
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Industry Review: Garden Designers

As part of this week’s industry review, we’re getting some fresh air with a panel of garden designers and landscapers. Here to tell us about the nature of their work is Nicola Haines, Landscape Designer, Mark McDowall, Principal Landscape Architect & Garden Designer at Hoctor Smyth, and Diarmuid Gavin, Celebrity Gardener.
7/8/202321 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tips for public speaking from a Toastmaster Champion

Like it or not, there is sure to be one point in your life when you find yourself standing in front of a crowd, being asked to say a few words. It could be a wedding speech, a work presentation or a retirement toast. A big fear for many! Here to give us some tips to help you speak in public like a pro, is Anthony Garvey- the reigning UK Public Speaking Champion from Toastmasters International.
7/8/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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Does urban planning need an overhaul?

There is a growing call to grant Drogheda city status. Conor Skehan who is a Sunday Independent columnist and former lecturer in planning at TUI Dublin has long been a proponent of this campaign and maintains that it points to the future of urban planning in Ireland. He joins Bobby to share his thoughts.
7/8/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Business roundup with Bob Hoffman & Susan Hayes Culleton

Joining Bobby to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages & the business pages of today’s papers is Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search, and Susan Hayes Culleton of Hayes Culleton.
7/8/202322 minutes, 19 seconds
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Executive Chair: Caroline Bocquel

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is the CEO of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Caroline Bocquel.
7/1/202313 minutes, 26 seconds
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The FoodCloud Kitchen

FoodCloud is a social enterprise with a vision for a world where no good food goes to waste. Bobby took a trip out to Tallaght to the 'FoodCloud Kitchen' to find out more about the business.
7/1/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cliff Taylor on the state of the economy

Earlier in the week The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) downgraded substantially its outlook for growth in Gross Domestic Product terms for the Irish economy, but it said the underlying position of the economy is still very strong. This seems to continue an economic narrative we’ve been observing here for a while where we seem to be told that things are both good and bad at the same time. To make sense of this all, Bobby is joined by Cliff Taylor of the Irish Times.
7/1/20238 minutes, 20 seconds
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Industry Review: The Off-Trade

You may have seen recently that new legislation on health labeling for alcohol products has been signed into law by Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly. This got us thinking about the overall state of the off-trade sector and the many numerous obstacles it has had to navigate over the last number of years. For this week’s Industry Review Bobby is joined by: - Padraig Sweeney, owner of Sweeney’s D3 Off Licence and Café - Paul Foley, owner of The Corkscrew in Dublin - Cathal McHugh, Vice Chairman of NOffLA & owner of McHugh's Off Licences
7/1/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Answer is a Question: The Missing Superpower that Changes Everything

Dominic Ashley-Timms believes that every moment is a coaching moment and if we understand that, our businesses will thrive, and our employees will engage much better. Dominic co-created the STAR manager programme and is also the author of ‘The Answer is a Question: The Missing Superpower that Changes Everything and Will Transform Your Impact as a Manager and Leader' - he joins Bobby to discuss.
7/1/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Business roundup with Joe Brennan & Louisa Meehan

Joining Bobby to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages & the business pages of today’s papers is Louisa Meehan of Woodview HRM and also by Joe Brennan who is Markets Correspondent with the Irish Times.
7/1/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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Albert Niland live from the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Singer-songwriter, Albert Niland closed out a great live broadcast from the Hunt Museum with his song 'Letter to the Hills Of England'.
6/24/20235 minutes, 34 seconds
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Executive Chair: Croom Medical CEO, Patrick Byrnes

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Croom Medical CEO, Patrick Byrnes.
6/24/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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In conversation with Karl Spain

Down to Business was broadcasting live in the Hunt Museum in Limerick as part of Newstalk’s Summer tour and in preparation did a survey with listeners on who they would like to hear from on the show. Karl Spain was the clear winner and so he joined Bobby for a chat about his life and career in the comedy world.
6/24/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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Out & About: International Rugby Experience

Bobby was out & about at the newly opened International Rugby Experience in Limerick city which has not only won over the hearts of Limerick natives but the building in which it is housed has also been crowned Ireland's favourite building for 2023.
6/24/20238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ireland and Munster rugby legend, Marcus Horan

Joining Bobby from the Hunt Museum is Ireland and Munster rugby legend, Marcus Horan to talk Munster rugby, Limerick city, and more.
6/24/20237 minutes
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Limerick Business Panel Part Two

Continuing his exploration of some of the most well-known Limerick-based businesses Bobby is joined by: - Dr. James Ring, CEO of global management consultancy Ingenium - Gillian Horan, CEO & founder of branding agency, The Pudding - Donal Galligan, CEO Takumi Precision Engineering
6/24/202313 minutes, 39 seconds
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Limerick Business Panel Part One

Bobby is joined by some Limerick Businesses that can be rightly described as institutions for the city and the wider community. - Mick Dolan of Dolans Warehouse - David Fitzgerald, General Manager of Limerick Milk Market · - Frank & Stephen O'Mahony of O'Mahony's Booksellers
6/24/202310 minutes, 23 seconds
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Celia Holman-Lee on what Limerick means to her

Joining Bobby in The Hunt Museum is model agent and TV presenter, Celia Holman-Lee where they discuss what Limerick means to her and her life and times in the modelling industry.
6/24/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Business roundup with Adam Leahy & Nick Rabbitts

Joining Bobby to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front & business pages of today’s papers is Nick Rabbitts, Business Reporter with the Limerick Leader & Adam Leahy, News Editor with the Limerick Post.
6/24/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Executive Chair: Tom Finn, CEO of Sliver Stream Health Care Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Tom Finn, CEO of Sliver Stream Health Care Group.
6/17/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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Confident Career Conversations with Antionette Oglethorpe

Antionette Oglethorpe has a lifetime’s experience in training, career development, and coaching. This spans from her time in Accenture right up to founding her own training and coaching company which has been running since 2012. This week also saw the publication of her new book 'Confident Career Conversations: Empower Your Employees for Career Growth and Retention'. She joins Bobby to discuss.
6/17/202311 minutes, 17 seconds
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Industry Review: Ice Cream Makers

Ice-cream makers must be booming right now with the sun splitting the stones and the people getting out and about to make the most of the warm weather. For this week’s industry review, Bobby is joined by three ice cream makers to give us a sense of how things have been going for them: - Yasmin Kahn, Director of Teddys Ice Cream - Sean Murphy, co-owner of Murphy’s Ice Cream - David Kiersey, co-owner of Freezin’ Friesian
6/17/202317 minutes, 37 seconds
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Boris and the UK economy

As we heard this week, Boris Johnston was found to have misled parliament over lockdown parties, a claim that he strenuously denies. It seems all year long we constantly hear of problems with Boris and indeed the wider conservative party. But what effect, if any, does all this have on the UK economy? Bobby is joined by David Smith, economist with the Sunday Times.
6/17/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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Business roundup with Joan Mulvihill & Lorcan Allen

Joining Bobby to take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages & the business pages of today’s papers is Joan Mulvihill who is the Digitization Lead at Siemens and Lorcan Allen who is Business Editor with the Business Post.
6/17/202320 minutes, 44 seconds
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Out & About at Newbridge Silverware

This week Bobby was out & about at Newbridge Silverware where he got the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at how one of Ireland's longest-established indigenous businesses operates.
6/17/202311 minutes, 37 seconds
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Executive Chair: Martin Byrne of EPAM Systems

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Martin Byrne, Country Manager of EPAM Systems
6/10/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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PGA and LIV merger

On Tuesday the PGA Tour agreed to merge with rival LIV Golf, which is backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund in a move that surprised almost everyone. So what does this merger mean for the sport of golf and more importantly the business of golf, Bobby was joined by Roddy Carr, former Irish International Golfer and Ian Mallon Sports Business Reporter and Reporter.
6/10/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Industry Review: Fishing Industry

A recent article in the New York Times described Ireland’s fishing industry as a ‘death by a thousand cuts’ but is that the case? If so, is there really a future for Ireland’s fishing industry? Joining Bobby to look at the industry is: · Brendan Byrne, CEO of the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association) · Jason Sheehan, Co-owner of Sheehan's Fishing Company Ltd · Martin Shannahan, Owner of Fishy Fishy
6/10/202323 minutes
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Strengthening Human Connection through the Power of Conversation

Bobby is joined by Emily Cosgrove, co-founder of Conversation Space who along with her business partner, Sara Hope, has just authored a book entitled 'Conversational Wisdom: Strengthening Human Connection through the Power of Conversation'.
6/10/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Out and About: The Rage

This week Bobby visited The Rage a shop in the heart of Temple Bar that sellssecond hand games and records. He got a tour from the shop's owner, Ronan Boland.
6/10/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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Business Roundup with Linda Daly and Ian Curran

To take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages & the business pages of today’s papers Bobby was joined by Linda Daly, business reporter with the Sunday Times and Ian Curran business reporter with the Irish Times.
6/10/202322 minutes, 14 seconds
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Executive Chair: Kurt Takahashi

Joining Bobby this week in the Executive Chair is Kurt Takahashi, CEO, Netwatch Group.
6/3/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bobby visits the Game of Thrones visitor experience

This week Bobby took a trip to the Game of Thrones Visitor experience.
6/3/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Industry Review: Bees

Bees are an irreplaceable part of the biodiversity on which we all depend for our survival and beekeeping also provides an important source of income for rural livelihoods. So, for this week’s Industry Review, Bobby wanted to find out more about the business of beekeeping and the rewards we can reap from protecting these incredible creatures. Joining Bobby was: - Ken Norton of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations - Hanna Backmo of Hanna’s Bees in Cork - Beekeeper, Stuart Hayes
6/3/202324 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dan O'Brien makes sense of the Irish Economic Contradiciton

We heard this week that the unemployment rate has hit its lowest level since records began. We’re have surplus tax receipts and yet people can’t afford houses and petrol is going up again. To make sense of the seeming contradictions in the Irish Economic picture Bobby was joined by renowned economist Dan O’Brien.
6/3/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chris Kane on the changing landscape of offices

In the summer of 2021, Chris Kane found himself publishing the first edition of a book called Where Is My Office? It was a time when working from home was compulsory for all. Offices were empty. Two years on from that, Chris has just published the post-pandemic edition of the book. So has our view of ‘what is an office’ fundamentally changed in three years?
6/3/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bobby speaks to the founders of Seriously Good Food Co about going meat free

Now in supermarkets up and down the country, you will undoubtedly find a plethora of meat alternatives, and with good reason. It’s a growing market and one that is appealing to more and more people who wouldn’t even consider themselves vegetarian or vegan. Richard Sharp & Shane O'Connor, Co-Founders of Seriously Sound Food Co joined Bobby now to talk about their wildly successful company…
6/3/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Business Roundup with Valerie Cox and Jon Ihle

To take a look at the stories that are making an impact on the front pages & the business pages of today’s papers Bobby was joined by Writer and Journalist Valerie Cox and Deputy Business Editor with the Irish Independent Jon Ihle
6/3/202318 minutes, 51 seconds
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Industry Review: Garden Centres

Bobby has the pleasure of speaking with three knowledgeable business owners who run their own garden centres. Joining him are Rachel Doyle, the Founder of Arboretum, Carl Jones from Jones' Garden Centre in Donabate, and David Maher from Solas of Portarlington. Each has their own unique business, and they share their experiences and expertise in the garden centre business.
5/28/202318 minutes, 21 seconds
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Comedy, Consulting, and In The Moment with Neil Mullarkey

Joining Bobby is the hilarious and versatile Neil Mularkey. From sharing the screen with Mike Myers in Austin Powers movies to appearing in various UK comedy shows, Neil has made a name for himself in the comedy world. But there's more to him than just laughs—Neil is also a highly sought-after training consultant for prestigious businesses like the BBC, The Body Shop, and Proctor and Gamble. Get ready to discover his unique blend of humor and expertise as we discuss his upcoming book, "In The Moment," which is set to be released next week.
5/28/20237 minutes, 43 seconds
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World's Best Steak Restaurant coming to Ireland

Bobby has the privilege of speaking with Will Beckett, the co-founder of Hawksmoor, one of the world's most admired restaurant chains coming to Ireland. Join Bobby as he dives into the fascinating journey of Hawksmoor, exploring its rise to success and the secrets behind its acclaimed status.
5/28/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Executive Chair: Paul Murphy

Joining Bobby in the hot seat this week is Paul Murphy, the managing director of AVCOM. They chat about the early days of the audio-visual market in Ireland, as well as Paul's encounter with Nelson Mandela.
5/28/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is AI good for our economy?

Bobby tackles the buzz surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on our work and the economy. Joining us for this enlightening discussion are economist Cormac Lucey and our resident tech guru, Andy O'Donoghue. They bring their expertise to the table as they delve into the implications of technology on our economy.
5/28/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Business Roundup with Gina London and Declan Ralph

Joining Bobby to discuss the latest news stories is Gina London, a Sunday Independent columnist, and Declan Ralph, the Retail Development Director at BWG Foods. They join Bobby to provide expert insights and analysis on the top business stories.
5/27/202322 minutes, 1 second
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Executive Chair: Colin MacDonald

This week Colin MacDonald of Fine Grain Property takes a seat in the executive chair, having spend 30 years in Singapore.
5/20/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bobby talks to EY Ireland in Singapore

Bobby talks to Frank O’Keeffe, the Managing Partner of EY Ireland about the week in Singapore
5/20/20234 minutes, 24 seconds
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Down to Business from Singapore for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Part 2

This week Bobby is broadcasting from Singapore as he attends the 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year Annual CEO Retreat' and speaks to some of the most interesting voices also in attendance. In this hour Bobby was joined by: - A panel discussion on social media: - Lorraine Heskin of Gourment Food Parkour - Caroline Dunlea from Core Optimisation - Fiona Parfrey from Riley - Deepak Shandapuri Managing Director, Dsg Consumer Partners - Frank O’Keffe The Managing Partner of EY Ireland - In the Executive Chair: Colin MacDonald Chief Executive At Fine Grain
5/20/202350 minutes, 2 seconds
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A man who turned an Indian vineyard into a global brand

Bobby talks to Deepak Shandapuri about his theory of investing and the growth of wine in India.
5/20/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Social Media Panel

Bobby talks to two finalists and one alumni about the use of social media in their business. Joining him is Lorraine Heskin of Gourmet Food Parlour, Caroline Dunlea from Core Optimisation and Fiona Parfrey from Riley.
5/20/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bobby's report on Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a Singaporean chain of luxury hotels which traces its roots to 1887. Bobby explores the legacy of the hotel while he visits the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Annual CEO Retreat.
5/20/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bobby meets Mark Cudmore

Bobby chats to the Irishman now presenting on Bloomberg in Singapore. Cudmore talks about moving from Ireland to Singapore.
5/20/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Karen Leong discusses 'culture'

Karen Leong of Influence solutions joins bobby to discuss what culture is all about. Leong is an influence thought leader and sought-after international keynote speaker. A TEDx speaker, and the author of the book ‘Win People Over’, she was featured as one of the ten influential professional speakers in Singapore by the Singapore Business Review. Karen is also the creator of the online Influencing Styles Profiling Tool, used by thousands of executives in over 13 countries.
5/20/20231 minute, 57 seconds
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Food Panel in Singapore

This week we have an exciting food panel with Ger Killian from the Lunch Bag, Michael McCambridge from McCambridges and Tom Keogh of Keogh’s crisps- all three who are this year’s finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Singapore.
5/20/202315 minutes, 48 seconds
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Demographics and your business with Dr Claudia Zeisberger

While in Singapore for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Annual CEO Retreat, Bobby meets with Dr Claudia Zeisberger. She discusses the importance of demographics and how they can affect your business.
5/20/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Business in Singapore

Bobby talks to Kevin Ryan of Enterprise Ireland about why Singapore can be a gateway for Irish Businesses.
5/20/20236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Down to Business from Singapore for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Part 1

This week Bobby is broadcasting from Singapore as he attends the 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year Annual CEO Retreat' and speaks to some of the most interesting voices also in attendance. In this hour Bobby was joined by: - Kevin Ryan of Enterprise Ireland - Claudia Zeisberger Senior Affiliate Professor Of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise At InSea - A panel discussion about the food industry with: - Ger Killian from the Lunch Bag, - Michael McCambridge from McCambridges - Tom Keogh of Keogh’s crisps - Karen Leong of Influence solutions - Mark Cudmore of Bloomberg
5/20/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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IMAGE PWC Business Woman of the Year Awards

This week Bobby was went to the IMAGE PWC Business Woman of the Year Awards. He was joined by Melanie Morris, group contributing editor of IMAGE media and he also spoke to some of the winners.
5/13/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Industry Review: Summer Camps

In this week’s Industry Review Bobby turns to Summer Camps! Bobby was joined by, Tracey Jane Cassidy, owner of Junior Einstein’s Science Club, Mark Kelly, owner of The School of Irish Archaeology and Evan Holton, Principals of Dublin Stage School.
5/13/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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Executive Chair – Alan Cowley

This week Bobby was joined by Alan Cowley, Acting MD of Volvo Car Ireland.
5/13/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why we should be a little more Danish - Malene Rydahl

Malene Rydahl joined Bobby to talk about why we should all be a bit more Danish… Malene Rydahl is a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group specialized in well-being and performance in companies. she is author of the best-selling “Happy as a Dane”, published worldwide in more than 12 languages. Malene Rydahl presents the keys to Danish leadership based on three essential values: trust, empathy and purpose .
5/13/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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TOO GOOD TO GO - Stop Your Food Going to Waste

This week Bobby went to KC Peaches in Dublin city centre to meet Sophie Trueman, Too Good To Go’s Country Director for the UK and Ireland. Too Good To Go is the world's largest marketplace for surplus food that lets customers rescue unsold food from retailers and restaurants so that it doesn't go to waste.
5/13/20239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Business Roundup with Ken Murphy and Susan Hayes

Bobby is joined by Susan Hayes Culleton of Hayes Culleton and the Positive Economist and also by Ken Murphy the former Director General of the Law Society to discuss the stories making the headlines.
5/13/202319 minutes, 19 seconds
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Business Roundup with Nora Casey and Conor Faughnan

Bobby is joined by transport commentator, Conor Faughnan & Business Woman, Nora Casey to discuss the stories making the headlines.
5/6/202318 minutes, 24 seconds
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Convergent: Grow with the Flow

For any business to perform optimally it relies on its documents and information being available easily, quickly, and securely. But doing so is easier said than done. Nik Healy, Solutions Director with Convergent spoke to Bobby ahead of ‘Grow with the Flow - The Future of Document & Information Management’ seminar taking place on Tuesday, 16th, Wednesday 17th & Thursday, May 18th
5/6/20235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pat Dawson Retirement

Pat Dawson, Former CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association speaks to Bobby about his decision to retire.
5/6/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Rise of Virtual Communities

According to the latest reports, 86% of community managers from 508 different companies said that community was critical to their company’s mission and future. But what are these virtual communities, and what will the impact be on businesses that fail to grow their own actually be? Amber Atherton is a British entrepreneur who is currently the Head of Strategic Communities at Discord & author of ‘The Rise of Virtual Communities: In Conversation with Virtual World Pioneers’ and she spoke to Bobby on the show.
5/6/202311 minutes, 59 seconds
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Industry Review - Irish Crafts

While Ireland has developed into an international tech hub in recent years, we still have our fair share of artisans and craftspeople, plying their trade and honing their skills with tangible pieces of glass, ceramic, and wood. For this week’s Industry Review Bobby spoke to three people who embody that spirit, Tony Hayes, glassmaker & co-owner of The Irish Handmade Glass Company, Rosemarie Durr of Rosemarie Durr Pottery in Castlecomer, Kilkenny & Thomas O’Loughlin MD of The Wood Factory
5/6/202318 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tom Dolan Sailing Around Ireland

Bobby spoke to Tom Dolan about his attempt to break the record for sailing around Ireland.
5/6/20236 minutes, 56 seconds
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Executive Chair: Neil Hughes

In the Executive Chair this week is CEO of Azets Ireland, Neil Hughes.
5/6/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Executive Chair: Andy Cronin

In the executive chair this week is Andy Cronin, CEO of Avolon.
4/29/20238 minutes, 1 second
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Sparkling Success

Should managers have a creative side, and what can they learn from the likes of Pixar, LEGO, Disney and Friends? Bobby is joined by Adam Kingl, the author of Sparkling Success.
4/29/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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Industry Review: Coffee

Bobby puts his cup of tea aside to talk coffee with Declan Kinsella of Creed Coffee Roasters in Cellbridge, Peter Sztal of Cloud Picker and Ruslan Mocharskyy from The Art of Coffee.
4/29/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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Booming Staycations in Ireland

Bobby learns about the domestic Irish tourist market from Paul Kelly Failte Ireland CEO, and Dick Ridge of Pod Umna Camping.
4/29/20239 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cooking on an open-fire with Pit-master John Relihan

Chef John Relihan joins Bobby today to dispel your fears about cooking on an open-fire as BBQ season is just around the corner!
4/29/20238 minutes, 20 seconds
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Make-A-Wish Ireland

Trish Long, Vice President and General Manager of The Walk Disney Company Ltd, Ireland joins Bobby to discuss how the Make-A-Wish charity has changed many children's lives.
4/29/20235 minutes, 14 seconds
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Business Roundup with Samantha McCaughern and Stephen O'Leary

Joining Bobby to recap the biggest business stories of the day is Samantha McCaughern the Business Editor of the Sunday Independent, and Stephen O'Leary, the founder of Olytico.
4/29/202318 minutes, 14 seconds
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Business roundup with Bob Hoffman & Linda Daly

Joining Bobby to recap the biggest business stories of the day is Linda Daly, Business Report with the Sunday Times & Bob Hoffman of Vista Executive Search.
4/22/202318 minutes, 29 seconds
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State of the economy with Cormac Lucey

The news of a budget surplus this week was greeted with much hope and enthusiasm about where we could deploy this money. To help Bobby make sense of what this means for the economy and where best to use this surplus is finance lecturer and economics columnist with the Sunday Times, Cormac Lucey.
4/22/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Executive Chair: Collette Gleeson of Comfort Keepers Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Collette Gleeson, Managing Director at Comfort Keepers Ireland
4/22/202315 minutes, 34 seconds
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Industry Reiew: Interior Design

For this week's Industry Review, Bobby was joined by a panel of experts to discuss how the interior design sector is faring is: - Jo Linehan, Sustainability Journalist, consultant & founder Gaff Interiors - Eva Byrne, Architect who specialises in House Consultations - Monica Daly of Lighthouse Interiors
4/22/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bobby Vists Moo'ghna Milk, The Milk Vending Machine taking County Clare by storm

This week Bobby headed to County Clare's Milk Vending Machine, operated by Moo'ghna Milk, a business co-owned by John Vaughan and his wife.
4/22/202311 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Solutionists: How Businesses Can Fix the Future

Solitaire Townsend is the co-founder and chief solutionist of 'Futerra', who just won sustainability agency of 2023 from EDIE last week and she is also the author of a new business book called 'The Solutionists: How Businesses Can Fix the Future' - a handbook to becoming the type of business leader the world needs. She joins Bobby to discuss.
4/22/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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Phone-free experiences with 'Yondr'

If you have attended performances from the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Dave Chappelle, or Bob Dylan you will be familiar with 'Yondr', a US-based technology firm specializing in creating phone-free experiences. Sarah Leader joins Bobby to explain a little more about the company,
4/22/20234 minutes, 3 seconds
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Executive Chair: Paul McCann

This week in the executive chair Bobby was joined by Paul McCann, CEO of Ergo.
4/15/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Now this weeks saw the announcement of the 24 finalists in this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This show has a long association with the programme, to talk about the awards Bobby was delighted to be joined by: · Louella Morton, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at TestReach · David Beggs of Pure Pharmacy · Roger Wallace, Partner Lead for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme
4/15/202312 minutes, 50 seconds
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Industry Review: Advertising

Now they are everywhere you go, staring at you everywhere you look. Adverts, and the mystical world of advertising has been fascinating, enthralling and sometimes even enraging audiences since the 16th century but just what goes into making a truly great ad? To answer that and so much more Bobby was joined by 3 of the industry’s brightest minds: · Charley Stoney, Chief Executive of IAPI(Institute of advertising practitioners in Ireland) · Vaunnie McDermott, Managing Director of Connelly Partners Dublin · Fiona Field, Managing Director of OMD Ireland
4/15/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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Revolut rolls out joint accounts

Revolut has listened to its users and upgraded its app to allow people to open joint accounts. This is just one of many new developments the online bank has introduced over the last few months joining Bobby to give his opinion was Charlie Weston, Irish Independent Personal Finance Editor.
4/15/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bobby Heads to the Farm for some Goat's Cheese

For this week's out and about Bobby visited the Saint Tola Goat's Cheese Farm in Clare.
4/15/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Business Roundup with Gina London and Ciaran Hancock

Joining Bobby to recap the biggest business stories of the day was: Gina London, CEO of Language of Leadership and Ciaran Hancock, Business Editor of the Irish Times.
4/15/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pre-loved luxury handbags

In this week's report, Bobby visits a luxury handbag store with a twist. Paddy Coughlan of Designer Exchange on Exchequer St shows bobby around and explains the value of investing in pre-owned designer handbags.
4/9/20238 minutes, 1 second
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Executive Chair: Dermot Usher

This week Bobby was joined in the executive chair by Dermot Usher, the former CEO of SONAS Bathrooms and now owner of Cork City FC.
4/8/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is space tourism going bust?

Tech journalist Andy O'Donoghue fills me in on the industry of space tourism, and how it's a good story for Ireland.
4/8/20238 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Power of Persuasion with Keith Barry

Mentalist Keith Barry chats to Bobby about the power of suggestion and the subconscious when it comes to business.
4/8/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Flexible Method: Prepare To Prosper In The Next Global Crisis

While you might not recognise James Burstall but you would have been glued to some of the big TV shows his production company has produced. From The Masked Singer to Wurzel Gummidge, his company Argonon productions has been behind them all. He is also a writer and a thinker. His latest book, The Flexible Method: Prepare To Prosper In The Next Global Crisis, draws on our experience of living through the pandemic and offers companies suggestions on how to prepare for the next big shock
4/8/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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Business Roundup with Joan Mulvihill and Lorcan Allen

Joan and Lorcan join bobby to discuss the biggest business stories to hit the headlines this weekend.
4/8/202319 minutes, 50 seconds
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Industry Review: Chocolatiers

Now many of us are guilty of having a sweet tooth, so many in fact that the global chocolate market is valued at over $100 billion. Joining Bobby to discuss the many facets of the chocolate business is: · Simon O'Keeffe, Head of Sales of Lir Chocolates · Aisling Walsh, Marketing Director, Butlers Chocolates · Mary Healy, Director & Co-Owner of The Chocolate Garden
4/8/202317 minutes, 31 seconds
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Executive Chair: Ronan Foley, CEO of Gallagher Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chais is Ronan Foley, CEO of Gallagher Ireland.
4/1/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jamie Heaslip on 'Limbo' & life after rugby

Since hanging up his Leinster, Ireland, and Lions jerseys, Jamie Heaslip has knuckled down and completed a Masters in Business and championed startups, particularly in the tech area. He joins Bobby to discuss his latest venture 'Limbo' and to chat about adjusting to life after professional sport.
4/1/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jim Power on the Irish economic landscape

In recent weeks we have been reading a lot about a potential economic collapse but if the most recent data is to be believed, the bleakest of potential future scenarios is likely to be averted. Joining Bobby to discuss the state of the Irish economic landscape is economist, Jim Power.
4/1/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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Business Roundup with Ciara McDonagh & Ian Curran

Joining Bobby to take a look at some of the big business stories that are making the news this morning is Ciara McDonagh of Healy Communications & Ian Curran, business reporter with the Irish Times.
4/1/202317 minutes, 2 seconds
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Agrifood sector check-in with Eoin Lowry of Bank of Ireland

The importance of the Agrifood sector in Ireland cannot be overstated. It’s Ireland’s largest and oldest indigenous industry, employing 14% of the workforce in rural Ireland. But how have our farmers been faring over the past couple of years and what challenges lie ahead for the farming & the Agri sector as a whole as we strive to move to greener pastures? Eoin Lowry, Head of Agriculture at Bank of Ireland joins Bobby to discuss.
4/1/20237 minutes, 42 seconds
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Executive Chair: Terry McCartney

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Terry McCartney of Belmont Court and Motel.
3/25/20238 minutes, 11 seconds
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Singer-songwriter Sean Magee

Sean Magee is a singer-songwriter from Fermanagh and is now a well-established musician and performer in his own right, playing a wide mix of styles with tonnes of energy. He joins Bobby for a chat and a singsong.
3/25/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Businesses of Enniskillen

Bobby takes a look at some of the businesses that call Enniskillen home. He is joined by Sarah McHugh, Museum and Heritage Manager at Enniskillen Castle, Noelle McAloon of Enniskillen BID, Genny Brown of Yoga Ocean, and also Joe McGirr of the Boatyard Distillery.
3/25/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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In conversation with Neven Maguire

Friend of the show and one of Ireland's most well-renowned and beloved chefs, Neven Maguire, took time out of his busy schedule to come up from Cavan - where he runs his award-winning 'MacNean House & Restaurant' - to chat to Bobby about how he is getting on as well as his relationship with the wonderful town of Enniskillen.
3/25/20239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bobby takes a Culinary Tour of Enniskillen

To get a better sense of Enniskillen as a town and a place to do business Bobby was joined on a walking tour by local entrepreneur and founder of 'Enniskillen Taste Experience', Mark Adams.
3/25/20238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bobby gets a Tour of Enniskillen on the Water

Bobby takes to the water with Barry Flanagan an architect turned tour guide who is the owner of Erne Water Taxi.
3/25/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Down to Business Paper Review March 25th

Joining Bobby to discuss the biggest business stories of the day was Caroline Reidy of the HR Suite and Doug Keating of Avalon.
3/25/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nathan Carter on life in Enniskillen

Bobby was joined on his trip to Enniskillen by Fermanagh native Nathan Carter.
3/25/20236 minutes, 27 seconds
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Executive Chair: Connor Heaney of CXC Global

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Connor Heaney, MD and Co-Founder of CXC Global.
3/18/202314 minutes, 57 seconds
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Out & About: Luxury Watches with Paul Sheeran

Jeweller, Paul Sheeran - the man behind the opening of six luxury watch ‘boutiques’ on the ground floor of the new Chatham & King development off Grafton Street - welcomed Bobby to show him around the new retail offering in Dublin city center and to chat about his beginnings in the industry.
3/18/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Industry Review: Museums

For some they are a place of solitude, for others a world of the mythic and the mythical, somewhere to let your imagination run wild but for everyone, a museum can offer a little slice of heaven. To discuss the trials and tribulations of running a museum Bobby is joined by: - Gill Cousins, Director of The Hunt Museum - Tom O'Rahilly, Director of The Leprechaun Museum - Catherine Toolan, Managing Director of Diageo Irish Brand Homes / The Guinness Storehouse
3/18/202318 minutes, 1 second
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Jerry Kennelly on encouraging our young entrepreneurs

As a nation we always seem to punch well above our weight and that was no different this week when it was announced that six Irish business people were named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list. One man who can take at least a little credit for the success of the next generation of Irish entrepreneurs is co-founder of the ‘Junior Entrepreneur Programme’, Jerry Kennelly. Jerry has spent the last 13 years turning the classroom into the boardroom helping over 100,000 Irish children start businesses - he joins Bobby to discuss.
3/18/20236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lessons on leading through turbulent times

For any leader, be it in the field of business, the military, or any professional organization, knowing how to lead and what style will work best for you and your team can often be the biggest hurdle. Neil Jurd is a global expert in leadership development and author of ‘The Leadership Book’ - he joins Bobby to discuss.
3/18/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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6 Nations Grand Slam Preview with Marcus Horan

It's St Patrick’s Day weekend, Johnny Sexton going for the all-time record of points scored in the championship, his last home game, and last 6 Nations game, and the team is vying for a first-ever Grand Slam decider in Dublin - it couldn’t get any bigger than this. Ireland will be lining out against England later on today and the eyes of the nation will be watching. Ireland and Munster Rugby Legend, Marcus Horan joins Bobby to discuss.
3/18/20235 minutes, 21 seconds
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Down to Business Paper Roundup March 18th

Joining Bobby to discuss the biggest business stories of the day was the positive economist Susan Hayes Culleton and Irish Examiner columnist Ian Mallon.
3/18/202322 minutes, 14 seconds
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Industry Review: Museums

This week Bobby was joined by three industry experts to disect the trials and tribulations of running a museum or archive experience. Joining Bobby was Gill Cousins, Director of The Hunt Museum in Limerick, Tom O'Rahilly, Director of The Leprachaun Museum and Catherine Toolan, Managing Director of Diageo Irish Brand Homes / The Guinness Storehouse.
3/18/202317 minutes, 37 seconds
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Industry Review: Real Estate Agents

Just under 30,000 house completions were conducted in 2022 - a figure widely considered to be significantly short of the average level required to meet housing demand, never mind make up for the lack of completions in previous years. And with the recent decision to lift the ban on evictions this week, what exactly can we expect in 2023 and beyond for our beleaguered property market? Joining Bobby is: · Brendan McGee, Managing Director of Franklins in Donegal · Clement Herron of Clement Herron Real Estate, Portlaoise · Louise Kenny, Director of Lisney Sotheby's International Realty based in Dublin
3/11/202318 minutes, 3 seconds
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Executive Chair: Eoghan Donnellan of Nisbets Ireland

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Eoghan Donnellan, General Manager at Nisbets Ireland.
3/11/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Storytelling with Data

Bobby speaks to Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, author of 'Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals'. Together they discuss how data visualization can help you better communicate through the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story.
3/11/202313 minutes, 26 seconds
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Out & About: Football Special

Bobby found himself out & about in Donegal earlier on this week whereupon he took the opportunity to chat with the men and women behind the iconic soft drinks brand 'Football Special'.
3/11/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cliff Taylor on congestion charges potentially coming to Ireland

The Government is to examine a raft of new measures to try to encourage people to leave their cars at home, of which new charges for cars entering congested urban centres would form a central part. Joining Bobby to discuss this is Cliff Taylor of the Irish Times.
3/11/202310 minutes, 26 seconds
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Industry Review: Psychotherapy

In recent years Ireland has matured immeasurably in relation to its attitudes to mental health and the therapists who help us when we may be struggling. So, for this week’s Industry Review, Bobby wanted to find out a little bit more about the field of psychoanalysis, CBT, and talk therapy as a whole. Joining Bobby is: - Helen Vaughan, Psychotherapist and owner of ‘Maynooth Counselling and Psychotherapy’. - Stella O’Malley, Psychotherapist and author of ‘What Your Teen is Trying to Tell You’. - Enda Murphy, Psychotherapist, Director of SeeMe.ie, and author ‘Five Steps to Happiness’.
3/4/202315 minutes, 35 seconds
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Executive Chair: Joanna Jensen, founder & CEO of 'Childs Farm'

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is Joanna Jensen, CEO & founder of Childs Farm.
3/4/202311 minutes, 4 seconds
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The power of the Co-op with Matt Noyes

Co-ops have been part of history since the 19th century, know throughout the world as a tool for empowering marginalised communities. Matt Noyes has just co-authored 'Cooperatives at Work', a book that seeks to remind us of the power of the Co-op - he joins Bobby to discuss.
3/4/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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Dan O'Brien on the state of the economy

Recent figures from Europe and the CSO are shedding more light on the current economic situation. So, as the cloud of uncertainty around the economy begins to disperse it's time to ask what this means for the country, for business, and for your pocket. One man with at least some of those answers is economist Dan O’Brien, he joins Bobby to discuss.
3/4/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Out & About with Chef JP McMahon

Bobby took a trip out to Galway city to have a chat with chef, JP McMahon about the state of the restaurant sector, how he has bounced back after COVID, and how he strikes the right balance between his personal life and work.
3/4/202310 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Business of Formula One with Ian Mallon

It’s arguably the most exciting sport of all, but for many investors in recent years, it’s the most profitable sport of all. Formula One returns this Sunday in Bahrain with lights out at 3pm, but just how big is the business fueling the sport itself? Joining Bobby to discuss this is sports business columnist and reporter, Ian Mallon.
3/4/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Executive Chair: John Donoghue, CEO & Managing Partner of Ifac

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair is John Donoghue, CEO, and Managing Partner of Ifac.
2/25/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr. Ruth Gotian on 'The Success Factor'

Dr. Ruth Gotian is a New Yorker who has traveled to Ireland to deliver the first two of this year’s IMI Masterclasses. Her specialty is looking at how high achievers keep their level of excellence and her latest book 'The Success Factor: Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance' has interviews with a plethora of high achievers ranging from Dr Faucci to Steve Kerr. She joins Bobby to discuss.
2/25/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Resilience Coach, Katrina Steady

The need for toughness in business is undeniable but sometimes it’s hard to know where to get it from. One place many CEOs are now turning to is the US military. Katrina Steady is an ex-US military resilience coach with over two decades of experience in the field who coaches CEOs and business leaders on various performance-enhancing techniques to level up their business game face. She joins Bobby to discuss.
2/25/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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Out & About: Rathborne 1488 Candles

Bobby was out in west Dublin at what has to be one of the oldest businesses in Ireland and no, it's not a pub. Rathbornes have been making luxury, hand-poured candles, and home fragrances since 1488 - quite an astonishing legacy. He was joined by Rathbornes Managing Director Vincent Brady to talk about the company and its incredible longevity.
2/25/20239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Retail Healthcheck with Neil Bannon

While for years we were transfixed on the threat COVID posed to the retail sector, in more recent months we have had the cost-of-living crisis to deal with. But while consumers are being forced to make some stark decisions about where to spend their money, so far the retail sales data indicates spending remains high. Joining Bobby to discuss this and what we might do to attract the investment our towns and cities need right now is Neil Bannon, Executive Chairman of Commercial Property Consultancy firm 'Bannon'.
2/25/20239 minutes, 10 seconds
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Industry Review: Nutritionists

With an ever-increasing desire to look and feel good, food is obviously a huge part of the equation and there is one industry that caters to just those wishes. Nutritionists up and down the country are satisfying our appetites with no-nonsense, honest information about what we should be eating. Joining Bobby to dissect the trials and tribulations of being a nutritionist is: - Consultant nutritionist Gaye Godkin, - Sports nutritionist Daniel Davey - Mary Carmody of ‘Mary Carmody Nutrition’.
2/24/202320 minutes, 20 seconds
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As I Remember It: Bertie Ahern & The Good Friday Agreement

'As I Remember It: Bertie Ahern & the Good Friday Agreement' is a new podcast that tells the story of the Good Friday Agreement as told by those who negotiated it and marks the first time all those involved have reunited to reflect on the negotiations in 25 years. Head to newstalk.com/goodfridayagreement.
2/23/20232 minutes, 50 seconds
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Industry Review: Content Creators

Bobby explores the expanding world of content creation with Lynn Hunter of The Collaborations Agency, content creator and founder of Fia Éadaoin Fitzmaurice, and comedian and actor Michael Fry.
2/18/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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Extending the reduced 9% VAT Rate

Adrian Cummins, CEO of the Restaurants Association of joins Bobby to discuss the economic report which advocates for the government to extend the reduced 9% VAT Rate until the end of 2025.
2/18/202311 minutes, 41 seconds
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Executive Chair: David Crimmins

Joining Bobby in the executive chair this week is David Crimmins, CEO of Medihive
2/18/202313 minutes, 18 seconds
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Business Growth: Lessons Learned from Love

Should you mix business with pleasure? Bobby is joined with Niraj Kapur- a LinkedIn Top Voice, LinkedIn Sales Coach and trainer and author of ‘Business Growth: Lessons Learned from Divorce, Dating and Falling In Love’
2/18/20238 minutes, 59 seconds
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No table for two in Cork restaurant

Ernest Cantilion, owner of ‘Electric’ in Cork City tells Bobby about Valentine's Day in his bar and restaurant. Ernest thinks it's is boring, and couples don't really enjoy it and so he’s decided to do something about it.
2/18/20235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lunasa

Bobby puts on his wellies to visit Lunasa Farm, a free-range pork and beef business.
2/18/202310 minutes
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The business of rugby & the nation with Conor Skehan

Writing in last Sunday’s Independent Conor Skehan suggested that Ireland could be run better if we followed the lead of the Irish rugby team. Conor joins Bobby to discuss.
2/11/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Executive Chair: Patrick Joy, Founder of Suretank Group

Joining Bobby in the Executive Chair this week is Patrick Joy, Founder of Suretank Group.
2/11/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Industry Review: Nightclubs & Night-Time Economy

The night-time economy has been on the ropes for a number of years - from pandemics to licensing restrictions, to a cost-of-living crisis. It’s not been easy. So for this week’s Industry Review, to help Bobby get a sense of how our late-night bars and nightclubs are faring, he is joined by: - Sunil Sharpe of Give Us the Night - Ian Redmond of Tramline in Dublin - Robbie Fox, former nightclub owner and veteran of 'Renards' in Dublin
2/11/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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Clear mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results with Jamie Smart

Joining Bobby to discuss the importance of clarity when it comes to your business is Jamie Smart, author of 'Clear mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results'.
2/11/20238 minutes, 33 seconds
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Grow with Aldi Campaign Launch