Down To Business
Down To Business
About Down To Business
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 on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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