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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with EY.
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Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock

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A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock. Produced in association with EY.
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    What will the easing of bankers’ pay restrictions do for competition dynamics?

    What will the easing of bankers’ pay restrictions do for competition dynamics?

    After Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's surprise move to ease restrictions on pay and bonuses in the banking sector, we look at what it might mean for the three domestic banks and their international competitors. Markets Correspondent, Joe Brennan, also takes us through the rest of the headline-grabbing details in the 220 page Retail Banking Review. Ciaran is also joined by the Irish Times' Karlin Lillington to discuss the €265m fine handed down to Meta this week over its data protection breach. With fines now totalling over €900m, will it have made Mark Zuckerberg sit up and notice?
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    "We have a fundamental misunderstanding of our housing need."

    "We have a fundamental misunderstanding of our housing need."

    The need is well above the government's policy targets and we're obsessed with married people who are just about to have children, according to the author of he latest Daft.ie report, economist Ronan Lyons. The latest figures show another quarter of extreme shortages in rental supply. Economics Correspondent, Eoin Burke Kennedy, also joins Ciaran to take a deep dive into the report. We also delve into World Cup sponsorship deals with London marketing expert and former head of the Copa90 football agency, James Kirkham. Are brands getting bang for their buck in one of the most controversial tournaments in decades?
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    Musk's Twitter takeover troubles Irish regulators

    Musk's Twitter takeover troubles Irish regulators

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    Ciara O'Brien on the troubles swirling around Twitter under the leadership of Elon Musk. The company this week met with the Irish Data Protection Commission to discuss concerns about upheaval at the company and how it could impact the safety of users and their data.
    Joe Brennan on the news that car insurers had a bumper year in 2021, enjoying the highest profits since 2009. The size of awards paid out plummeted but premiums only dipped slightly. Will cheaper premiums be on the way?

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    Is the tech crunch a correction or a calamity?

    Is the tech crunch a correction or a calamity?

    The job losses announced by Meta and Stripe may provide an indication of layoffs across the tech sector. Inside Business is analysing the impact of the redundancies, announced over the past week, across the wider Irish economy. After enjoying bumper profits and a surge in recruitment during the pandemic, interest rate rises and the cost of living crisis have finally caught up with the tech giants. But is the crunch merely a recalibration of the sector or a more foreboding warning of global recession? Ciaran Hancock, Cliff Taylor and Laura Slattery analyse how prepared we are to absorb the losses, what the impact on the commercial property market will be and does the IDA have a Plan B should the multinationals pare back significantly.
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    Is remote working putting Ireland's corporate tax take at risk?

    Is remote working putting Ireland's corporate tax take at risk?

    The Government is facing a potential threat to some of its corporation tax revenues because people who worked remotely from abroad for Irish-based firms during the pandemic are refusing to return to the State because of the housing crisis, senior business figures have warned. Arthur Beesley reports.
    Pubs will be allowed to remain open until 12.30am seven days a week, while nightclubs will be allowed to open until 6am, under a major new overhaul of licensing laws due to be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday. It's a welcome move but isn't a panacea for the problems facing the hospitality sector, says Mark Paul.

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    Calm after the storm for UK markets / Used-car prices on the rise

    Calm after the storm for UK markets / Used-car prices on the rise

    Calm was finally restored within the UK markets this week, as Rishi Sunak took up his post as the new British Prime Minister. Aidan Donnelly, Associate Director at Davy Global Fund Management explains why the recent political chaos led to a market meltdown and why Sunak’s appointment has steadied the ship. 
    Later on, Ciaran Hancock is joined by Graham Clarke, CEO of Kylemore Cars, Ireland’s largest independent second-hand car sales company. They discuss the used-car business, which continues to see the price of second-hand cars rise as a result of “three major bumps in the road affecting the supply chain”. 
    Clarke also speaks about the new carbon-neutral showrooms in Ballymount, recently opened by Kylemore Cars following a €6m investment.


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

KramLekly ,

Very good content👍

Just came across this recently - it’s very good business content - well done.

TDolan2019 ,

Does a good job

I enjoy this podcast. Not a fan of the general roundup section. Perhaps separate that a different series or episode? I find myself skipping that section every time. Overall good though so keep it up.

Johnny Ireland ,

The pulse of Irish business news

I love the podcast, keep up the good work.

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