Following the explosion of sanctimony after the brawl at Croke Park, Paul Flynn and Fintan Drury discuss how the GAA's own approach has contributed to the problems and why the player at the centre of the affair has been forgotten.
Fine Gael have never recovered from their slump in the 2020 election and remain in the low twenties in the polls. Gary Murphy has written a piece for The Currency on the party this weekend and in this podcast he discusses the party's past and future with Fintan Drury and Dion Fanning.
David Jeffreys co-founded ActionPoint, a digital transformation business, in 2005. Since then, it has been behind the modernised passport renewal system as well as a technology driven passport system for cows. In this podcast with Rosanna Cooney, the Limerick native talks about Ireland's future as a leader in the digital economy, being acquired by Viatel and the future of the knowledge economy.
After the London private equity firm Elysian Capital made its first acquisition in Ireland three years ago, it rolled out its model where a local partner lives and works on the ground in each investment destination. Laura McCoy has been Elysian's Irish partner for just one year, and the acquisition of Fastway this month is her second deal in this job. She tells Thomas Hubert how she and the firm connected, and where they fit in the wave of private equity investment targeting Ireland.
Stephen McNulty founded Ambisense in 2014, when the cleantech label was putting investors off. The Dublin company develops analytics software to generate useful environmental management information from gas and water contamination data, and soon from flood defences. Having raised over €5 million to date, it now has a range of products ready to take on three key markets.
Pandemonium, by Jack Horgan-Jones and Hugh O’Connell, brings readers inside the rooms where these power dynamics played out during the greatest challenge the state faced. While the pandemic is the backdrop, the book’s real achievement is that it tells a story of how government works that will stand the test of time.
Ed Brophy speaks to the authors about what the book tells us about government and "the unknown man" who shaped Ireland's pandemic response.
Paul Flynn and Dion Fanning are joined by former Mayo footballer Conr Mortimer to talk about the comments made by club footballer of the year Eugene Branagan as well as the ongoing problems with the new intercounty season.
Catherine Sheridan is chief operations officer at EI H2, a young Cork-based company on a mission to find the best Irish sites to convert excess renewable electricity into hydrogen fuel gas. She tells Thomas Hubert about the role of the technology in the wider energy transition, the choice Ireland faces between simply meeting its energy needs or turning renewables into a revenue stream for generations and what makes candidates click when she recruits new workers.
When Politico published a draft opinion from the US supreme on Monday night all hell broke loose.
The story told much about modern America, a leak from the Supreme Court was unheard of and immediately a search began to identify the leaker and establish on which side of the debate - argument, bar room brawl - they might be on
The Supreme Court condemned the leak but also confirmed the story while stressing that the draft was not the final judgment.
Last November Julie F Kay wrote an essay for the New York Times with Katherine Kolbert which stated that Roe is as good as gone. Their book - Controlling Women - What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom - also looked at how America must mobilise.
In this podcast, Kay speaks about the decision and also her time in Ireland where she was lead counsel on a case taken by three women to the European Court of Human Rights.
The construction industry is going through a radical shift and Evercam is at its new frontier, using cameras and artificial intelligence to defeat some of the biggest difficulties in the sector - delays, disputes and reworks. In this podcast, Marco Herbst, chief executive and co-founder of Evercam, tells Rosanna Cooney about building out this new technology and its material impact on the future of every building site.
On February 20th, 1933, two dozen of Germany's wealthiest industrialists attended a meeting with Adolf Hitler. What transpired protected their wealth through the Nazi era and beyond. In this podcast, David de Jong, author of Nazi Billionaires, talks to Dion Fanning about how these men protected their wealth and the stories of those who were complicit and those who suffered.