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Join Bobby Kerr for Ireland's premier business show covering all enterprise-related topics from personal finance to business news.

Latest Episodes

Industry Review: Opticians

Now, with up to two and a half billion people worldwide currently diagnosed with myopia, the rate of shortsightedness is estimated to rise to five billion by 2050. With links to our current lifestyles and the rise of shortsightedness throughout the world we thought we’d focus our eyes on the business of Opticians for this week’s Industry Review. To discuss, Gavin McLoughlin was joined by: Seamus Flynn, CEO of Sapphire Eyewear, from Inniscarra in Cork Stephen Olwell of Stephen Olwell Opticians in Longford Liz Grennan, Corporate Optometrist with Optical Rooms in Dublin

22 MIN1 d ago
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Industry Review: Opticians

Executive Chair: Michael Dawson

In this week's Executive Chair we are joined by Michael Dawson, CEO and Founder of One4All, the wildly successful multi-store gift card which is sold all across the country and can be redeemed in thousands of Irish retailers.

8 MIN1 d ago
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Executive Chair: Michael Dawson

Superbowl Ads

On Sunday, February 2nd the biggest sporting event in the United States will take place - The Superbowl. Even if you're not an American Football fan you may still be familiar with the famous Superbowl ads, and indeed Superbowl Sunday is probably the advertising industry's biggest day of the year. Joining Gavin McLouglin is Karl Waters, creative partner at the ad agency JWTFolk to have a chat about some of the good and bad ads that we have seen over the years and also to discuss why Superbowl Sunday has become such a big deal.

9 MIN1 d ago
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Superbowl Ads

Ethical Linen with White & Green

Now, do you know how ethical your linen is? Have you ever considered the of the sheets you lay in on every night? Well, mother and daughter team Sari and Rebecca Winckworth claim to be Ireland's only ethical bed linen makers and they join Gavin McLoughlin in studio to discuss their organic linen company - White & Green.

7 MIN1 d ago
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Ethical Linen with White & Green

Beating the January Blues

Now, 2020 is most certainly upon us and while the weather may not be quite as horrible as the latter part of 2019, January is still a bit of a slog. Thankfully my next guest may be just the man to help us get over those January blues. Chris Griffiths, CEO of OpenGenius, speaker and world-leading creativity coach joined Gavin McLoughlin to give us some tips for staying positive, creative, and productive throughout the winter months.

11 MIN1 d ago
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Beating the January Blues

Streaming Wars

This week it was announced that Disney + will be launched here in Ireland on March 24th, a week earlier than expected at a cost of €6.99 per month. But is this something consumers will be willing to pay for on top of the Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or AppleTV subscription? Gavin McLoughlin is joined in studio by Newstalk's John Fardy, presenter of 'Screentime' to discuss.

6 MIN1 d ago
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Streaming Wars

Executive Chair - John O'Connell of West Cork Distillers

In this week's Executive Chair, Bobby was joined by John O'Connell co-founder of West Cork Distillers to chat about the history behind the distillery, what brought him and his co-founders to starting up the business, and what their plans are for the future.

10 MIN1 w ago
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Executive Chair - John O'Connell of West Cork Distillers

The Mortgage Coach - Joey Sheahan

We have all heard about how much you can safe by switching your mortgage..but is that actually the case? It can be hard to know what advice to take when first applying, knowing when, if ever, to switch and what the best coarse of action might be for first time buyers. Jonathan speaks to Joey Sheahan about all things mortgages and his new book 'The Mortgage Coach' to find out more.

7 MIN1 w ago
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The Mortgage Coach - Joey Sheahan

Cork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty

Here on Down to Business we speak to a lot of people who know the perils of budgets and deadlines like the back of their hand and while they all run their businesses in their own particular way, running a city brings with it a whole host of other factors to consider. Jonathan speaks toCork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty about the ins and outs of keeping Cork City running, the path that led her to where she is now, and asks how a local authority is run in comparison to any other business.

13 MIN1 w ago
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Cork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty

Keane's Jewellers

Jonathan takes a walk around the corner from the Republic of Work offices to pay a visit to Keane's Jewellers of Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. Considered by a lot of people to be the jeweller-of-choice for many people in the city, they have been operating since 1948 and Jonathan speaks to owner Pat Keane about the business, its successes and challenges it has faced over the years and they take a look behind the scenes of the shop front to the repairs and jewellery workshop.

13 MIN1 w ago
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Keane's Jewellers

Latest Episodes

Industry Review: Opticians

Now, with up to two and a half billion people worldwide currently diagnosed with myopia, the rate of shortsightedness is estimated to rise to five billion by 2050. With links to our current lifestyles and the rise of shortsightedness throughout the world we thought we’d focus our eyes on the business of Opticians for this week’s Industry Review. To discuss, Gavin McLoughlin was joined by: Seamus Flynn, CEO of Sapphire Eyewear, from Inniscarra in Cork Stephen Olwell of Stephen Olwell Opticians in Longford Liz Grennan, Corporate Optometrist with Optical Rooms in Dublin

22 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Industry Review: Opticians

Executive Chair: Michael Dawson

In this week's Executive Chair we are joined by Michael Dawson, CEO and Founder of One4All, the wildly successful multi-store gift card which is sold all across the country and can be redeemed in thousands of Irish retailers.

8 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Executive Chair: Michael Dawson

Superbowl Ads

On Sunday, February 2nd the biggest sporting event in the United States will take place - The Superbowl. Even if you're not an American Football fan you may still be familiar with the famous Superbowl ads, and indeed Superbowl Sunday is probably the advertising industry's biggest day of the year. Joining Gavin McLouglin is Karl Waters, creative partner at the ad agency JWTFolk to have a chat about some of the good and bad ads that we have seen over the years and also to discuss why Superbowl Sunday has become such a big deal.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Superbowl Ads

Ethical Linen with White & Green

Now, do you know how ethical your linen is? Have you ever considered the of the sheets you lay in on every night? Well, mother and daughter team Sari and Rebecca Winckworth claim to be Ireland's only ethical bed linen makers and they join Gavin McLoughlin in studio to discuss their organic linen company - White & Green.

7 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Ethical Linen with White & Green

Beating the January Blues

Now, 2020 is most certainly upon us and while the weather may not be quite as horrible as the latter part of 2019, January is still a bit of a slog. Thankfully my next guest may be just the man to help us get over those January blues. Chris Griffiths, CEO of OpenGenius, speaker and world-leading creativity coach joined Gavin McLoughlin to give us some tips for staying positive, creative, and productive throughout the winter months.

11 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Beating the January Blues

Streaming Wars

This week it was announced that Disney + will be launched here in Ireland on March 24th, a week earlier than expected at a cost of €6.99 per month. But is this something consumers will be willing to pay for on top of the Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or AppleTV subscription? Gavin McLoughlin is joined in studio by Newstalk's John Fardy, presenter of 'Screentime' to discuss.

6 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Streaming Wars

Executive Chair - John O'Connell of West Cork Distillers

In this week's Executive Chair, Bobby was joined by John O'Connell co-founder of West Cork Distillers to chat about the history behind the distillery, what brought him and his co-founders to starting up the business, and what their plans are for the future.

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Executive Chair - John O'Connell of West Cork Distillers

The Mortgage Coach - Joey Sheahan

We have all heard about how much you can safe by switching your mortgage..but is that actually the case? It can be hard to know what advice to take when first applying, knowing when, if ever, to switch and what the best coarse of action might be for first time buyers. Jonathan speaks to Joey Sheahan about all things mortgages and his new book 'The Mortgage Coach' to find out more.

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Mortgage Coach - Joey Sheahan

Cork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty

Here on Down to Business we speak to a lot of people who know the perils of budgets and deadlines like the back of their hand and while they all run their businesses in their own particular way, running a city brings with it a whole host of other factors to consider. Jonathan speaks toCork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty about the ins and outs of keeping Cork City running, the path that led her to where she is now, and asks how a local authority is run in comparison to any other business.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Cork City Council CEO - Ann Doherty

Keane's Jewellers

Jonathan takes a walk around the corner from the Republic of Work offices to pay a visit to Keane's Jewellers of Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. Considered by a lot of people to be the jeweller-of-choice for many people in the city, they have been operating since 1948 and Jonathan speaks to owner Pat Keane about the business, its successes and challenges it has faced over the years and they take a look behind the scenes of the shop front to the repairs and jewellery workshop.

13 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Keane's Jewellers
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