Emma Donoghue talks to Dion Fanning in the latest episode of Experience about her new novel Haven and why the death of her father Denis Donoghue has spurred the author of Room and The Wonder on to want to achieve more.
Prosperity is a devil's bargain. You get higher wages. But your rent goes up, your commute gets longer, and your traditional culture gets replaced by an insipid global one.
According to Joe McReynolds, this is why Tokyo deserves our attention. In a podcast with Sean Keyes, the urban studies expert and author of Emergent Tokyo explains how it is a rich, growing city with high wages and low unemployment, and seemingly immune from many of prosperity's unpleasant side effects - rents in Tokyo are about 40 per cent lower than in Dublin. McReynolds also explains how the city has managed to preserve its culture and old ways of life.
The assassination of Shinzo Abe has stunned Japan. The week since his death has led to an examination of his legacy as well as more reflection on the shocking nature of his killing. Gearoid Reidy is an Irish journalist who is a columnist for Bloomberg based in Japan. He talked in this podcast to Dion Fanning about the legacy of Shinzo Abe, both culturally and economically and how his life and death were wrapped up in his family history.
Lynn Hunter owns and runs the biggest influencer agency in the country and now plays the matchmaker between global brands and Irish content creators. In this podcast, she tells Rosanna Cooney about getting the agency off the ground and where the influencer industry is headed.
In 2016, Tom O’Brien was caught in the crossfire when Apollo House, a building he was receiver over, was occupied by activists protesting homelessness. Six years on, he reflects upon that period and talks about the latest journey in his career: managing partner of Mazars. In this podcast with Ian Kehoe, O’Brien also talks about the future of the accountancy industry, the economic outlook for Ireland, and the sectors most at risk of failure.
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.
Sean Keyes talks to Dan McCrum about his book Money Men, which tells the story of the €24 billion fraudulent German payments company Wirecard – and also of the investigative journalism that uncovered it.
When US multinationals began to expand into Ireland, they were years ahead of local practices in terms of looking after employee wellbeing, says Stephen Costello. He saw the opportunity to launch the workplace mental health start-up Spectrum Life – and tells its story to Devin Sean Martin.
On Wednesday night, Emmanuel Macron addressed the French people following the disappointing results in last week’s national elections. He spoke about the deep divisions in the country and how he hoped to heal them.
As president, Macron is now in unprecedented territory. What does that mean for France and what does it mean for Europe? In this podcast Thomas Hubert, senior correspondent with The Currency, and Fergal Lenehan, an Irish academic based in Germany, discuss France, Germany and Ukraine's EU candidacy. Thomas reflects also on how Macron may have to reinvent himself after the election.
“You have people who have a legitimate expectation to own a home, and be safe and secure for the rest of their lives. That is totally different to the experience many elements of the millennial generation have.”
In every country, there's a bargain between workers, capital, and the state. The bargain protects the interests of ordinary people by giving them security and a reasonable standard of living in their working lives, and in retirement. Ireland's bargain, according to Stephen Kinsella, is based on the broad ownership of land. But now, for most young people, ownership of land is out of reach. That's bad in the here and now - and even worse for the future. In this podcast, the economist talks about his recent four-part series on Ireland’s generation gap and explains how many millennials will be left without assets on which to rely in retirement.