Window Wonderlands

With December fast approaching, Christmas scenes on shop windows and pub fronts are appearing all across Ireland. But who is the man behind the brush? I meet artist and illustrator Dave O’Rourke.

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Originally broadcast on The Business with George Lee on RTÉ Radio 1 on 24/11/12

Sweet Nothings

This week RTÉ journalist (and recent Washington Correspondent) Robert Shortt stood in for George Lee on The Business. Myself and Robert went out to the Richie’s Mints factory where they make Milky Moo Mints for a package I produced for the show. Here’s the blurb:

With just over two weeks to go to the budget, there have been quite a few predictions about where we’re likely to feel the pain. Earlier this week, it was reported that a sugar tax may be introduced on fizzy drinks. But now, sweet manufacturers say they’re worried that tax will extend to sweets as well. H.G Ritchie has been making sweets in Dublin since the 1930′s. Earlier this week, Ronnie Ritchie took us on a tour of his factory to explain the impact such a tax could have on his business.

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Originally broadcast on The Business with George Lee on RTÉ Radio 1 on 17/11/12

Cinema Book Club

Which was better the film or the book? A new monthly cinema book club in the Light House Cinema Smithfield attempts to answer that question once and for all. I dropped in, mic in hand, to find out more.

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Originally broadcast on Culture File on RTÉ Lyric fm on 15/11/12

ANGLO: the Musical

I caught up with Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard to talk about writing ANGLO: the Musical – a satirical puppet show about the the Celtic Tiger years.

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Originally broadcast on RTÉ Lyric fm on Culture File on 05/11/12

Aftermath

“Facebook recently announced that they have over 1 billion users around the world – an astonishing number for a company that’s only eight years old. One Dublin company is hoping to exploit that market, with a novel idea targeting parents and their teenage children. Liam Geraghty has been finding out more about Aftermath.”

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Originally broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on The Business with George Lee on 03/11/12