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Last week markets worldwide wobbled as investors fretted about a recession and aggressive monetary tightening by central banks. In addition, cryptocurrencies have slumped this year leaving many people nursing major losses. So, is this just a blip, or is there something more fundamental going on? In this episode of The Irish Times Inside Business po…
 
This week the UK introduced a Bill to unilaterally scrap the Northern Ireland protocol, the post-Brexit set of rules which govern Northern Irish trade. The EU has now launched infringement proceedings against the UK for not complying with significant parts of the deal, which it describes as a clear breach of international law. Ciarán is joined by P…
 
The Government plans to introduce a 20c tax on all single-use takeaway coffee cups in a bid to make Ireland the first country in the world to eliminate their use. The so-called ‘latte levy’ forms part of the Circular Economy Bill, which aims to introduce world-leading moves to reduce waste and influence behaviour. Nearly half a million takeaway cup…
 
Tourism and air travel have rebounded strongly in 2022 after two years of pandemic restrictions. But both are also facing major issues around pricing, staff and availability of product. Hotelier Lorraine Sweeney and Irish Times Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul outline some of the problems faced by the hospitality sector. Ciarán is also join…
 
The European Commission says there's a limited risk of another housing bubble developing in Ireland due to stricter rules that have reduced risk in the financial system. The positive finding comes despite the fact that house prices are expected to continue to rise this year. Cliff Taylor gives his views on the matter. Also in today’s episode: after…
 
Irish Times current affairs editor Arthur Beesley has the latest on the Siteserv deal, following a seven-year inquiry into its sale to a company owned by Denis O’Brien. Plus: Markets correspondent Joe Brennan reports on the Government’s efforts to address the thorny issue of banker’s pay, as it seeks the views of the public on continuing pay restri…
 
With rampant inflation, rising interest rates and the continuing war in Ukraine, warnings about the potential for a global economic downturn are getting louder by the day. Ciarán talks to Irish Times writer Cliff Taylor and Washington Correspondent Martin Wall. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With his new company Admatic, chief executive Stuart Fogarty is seeking to disrupt the traditional advertising market in Ireland. It allows clients to buy advertising directly online with the big media companies, cutting out the middleman. Fogarty explains the concept to Ciarán and the traction it has gained in its first five months. He also sounds…
 
Dalata Hotel Group founder and former chief executive Pat McCann retired last year, after more than half a century in the hotel business. Last week Mr McCann was presented with an award for Distinguished Leadership at the Irish Times Business Awards. Today, he talks to Ciarán about his life and career, as he settles into a very active retirement. S…
 
Interpath Advisory, the UK-based corporate restructuring and insolvency firm, is planning to build up a practice in Ireland with 120 staff within the next three to four years, after poaching six partners from KPMG and Deloitte in Ireland. Its chief executive Blair Nimmo talks to Ciarán about Interpath’s ambitious plans for its Irish arm. Plus: Sixt…
 
Pat Davitt of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers talks to Ciarán Hancock about the impact of rent controls on the Irish market. And The Irish Times investigative reporter Colm Keena explains the links between a company in Sandyford, Dublin and one of Vladimir Putin’s closest associates. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
The economy is being affected by several strong trends - where will those trends take us in the year ahead? Cliff Taylor looks at the latest Central Bank growth forecast, inflation, and other economic threats posed by the war in Ukraine. The end of this month will see the return of the Pendulum Summit to Dublin after a pandemic hiatus. Apple co-fou…
 
On Monday, VHI took the insurance market by surprise by announcing rebates to customers and a price cut to premiums that will take effect in May. So what has brought about these changes and what will rival companies do? Health insurance expert Dermot Goode from Totalhealthcover.ie joins Ciaran Hancock to discuss this latest development in the marke…
 
With energy prices soaring and fears mounting over access to oil and gas, Cliff Taylor speaks to Muireann Lynch, Energy economist with the ESRI and Gerard Brady, Chief Economist at Ibec about the potential impact of EU embargoes on Russian energy supplies. Later on, Cliff is joined by Kevin O’Donovan, Managing Director at Statkraft Ireland and Seni…
 
This week, ICS Mortgages increased its fixed interest rates for owner-occupier loans with immediate effect. Ciaran Hancock speaks to Joe Brennan of The Irish Times about this development and whether other lenders might follow suit. Later on, Simon Carswell joins Ciaran again, to discuss the latest headaches for Irish aircraft lessors after the Krem…
 
Nearly two weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Cliff Taylor and Mark Paul of The Irish Times take a look at the impact of the war on the global economy. They speak to Ciaran Hancock about rising energy costs and the implications for Irish consumers and businesses. They also speak about the growing list of firms withdrawing from the Russian …
 
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown global markets into turmoil and seen a spike in the price of oil and gas. Cliff Taylor explains what impact the conflict will have on the global economy and how it will be felt in Ireland. Ciarán is also joined by The Irish Times public affairs editor Simon Carswell, who outlines how EU sanctions on Russia ar…
 
The Government’s target to have almost one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 will be “a huge challenge” according to a new report by economist Jim Power and engineering consultancy firm, Arup. So what needs to be done to decarbonise public, private and commercial transport and what will it mean for exchequer revenues? Power joins Ciaran…
 
Should Dublin Port relocate? Yes, according to a submission made to Dublin City Council by a group called the Docklands Business Forum, as the council prepares its development plan for the city for the next six years. But the idea also has many detractors, not least Dublin Port Company which plans to grow its operations where it is. Alan Robinson i…
 
In this episode Ciarán Hancock speaks to Cliff Taylor of The Irish Times and Eddie Casey, Chief Economist at the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council about the cost of living crisis and the difficult decisions facing the Government when it comes to issues such as the raising the pension age and increasing carbon tax. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …
 
Today Ciaran talks to Charlie Taylor and Joe Brennan about two big stories: online bank Revolut's decision not to use an Irish license to get into the lending business here, and Irish startup Wayflyer joining the ranks of home-grown firms valued at €1 billion, or "unicorns". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
As the Irish economy begins to shrug off the effects of the pandemic and consumer spending returns to more normal levels, the Central Bank says it expects up to 167,000 new jobs to be created in the next two years. But, it has also warned that higher levels of inflation linked to surging energy prices will persist in the short term. Today, Ciarán t…
 
In 2013 Fergal McGrath, alongside his physicist brother Oran, co-founded Dilosk, a non-bank lender that offers mortgages in Ireland under the ICS brand. Today, he talks to Ciarán about Ireland's mortgage market and Dilosk's place in it. They also discuss the likelihood of an interest rate increase this year amid a spike in inflation and the prospec…
 
Since launching in 2016, the Buymie grocery app has seen its business expand across five cities in two countries, with 13 per cent of Dublin households using it on a regular basis. The same day grocery delivery service, which has 70 full-time employees and 350 personal shoppers on its roster, has been recognised by Deloitte as one of Ireland’s fast…
 
Economist Conall Mac Coille and business journalist Eoin Burke-Kennedy join Ciaran Hancock to discuss the latest housing market assessment from property website MyHome.ie and stockbrokers Davy. Later on, Ciaran speaks to Vincent Jennings, Chief Executive Officer at CSNA (Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association) about the new alcohol price con…
 
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