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Taking Stock

Podcast Series Taking Stock

Taking Stock with Mandy Johnston takes a global view of the big business stories and the trends affecting the world economy.

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Series Episodes

Taking Stock Special: A Deep Dive Into Irish Universities in 2022

Taking Stock Special: A Deep Dive Into Irish Universities in 2022

This week on Taking Stock Mandy explores the complexities of university life both inside and outside of the lecture hall by getting the perspective of those that run our third-level institutions, as well as those that study there. Mandy speaks with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of Galway University to get his insights into the Irish University landscape as a whole. Dr. Declan Raftery, Chief Operations Officer at Dublin City University, and Lewis Purser, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Academic Affairs from the Irish Universities Association, discuss the key issues facing universities going into the next academic year. Míde Nic Fhionnlaoich, who is graduating from UCD in September and studied law and Social Justice, as well as Aisling Maloney, who just finished her first year at UCD, join Mandy to give their perspective on what being a university student in Ireland is like in 2022.

47 mins

12 August Finished

Changing Trends in Media Consumption, Sabbaticals On The Rise & Investments Surge in Serie A

Changing Trends in Media Consumption, Sabbaticals On The Rise & Investments Surge in Serie A

A new report by PwC looks into whether old media is on the way out as the competition for our attention sends advertisers over the top and into the palms of our hands. Brianna Parkins of TheJournal.ie and Conor Forde, Director of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at PwC join Mandy to discuss. Taking a sabbatical from work? Author of 'Radical Sabbatical', Emma Rosen joins Mandy to explain why more people are taking time out to find the answers to deeper career questions. And, the President of Italian soccer’s league Serie A, Lorenzo Casini, joins Mandy to explain exactly why there is a huge flood of international investors into Italian Football Clubs at the minute.

45 mins

5 August Finished

Coffee Wars, Multinational Tax and the Real Cost of Irish Unity

Coffee Wars, Multinational Tax and the Real Cost of Irish Unity

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Sabah Meddings of the Sunday Times about the history of Starbucks and why it’s rumoured that it may be selling up its UK operation. Mandy is also joined by Thomas Hubert of the Currency who tells us how Multinationals here in Ireland are starting to prepare for the change in Corporation Tax Plus Mandy is joined by Professor John Doyle of DCU and by Senator Mark Daly to look at the possible costs of Irish Unification.

47 mins

29 July Finished

Turing Up the Heat on Climate Change, Italian Political Chaos and is Crypto for You?

Turing Up the Heat on Climate Change, Italian Political Chaos and is Crypto for You?

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston discusses the dichotomy of dealing with climate change during a global energy war with Prof Michael Grubb from ULC in London Have you ever thought about getting in on ‘crypto’? The online currency is a risky business, but Sean Keyes from the Currency tells us all about it – and why investing in it is not for the faint-hearted. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has resigned, throwing Italy into political chaos. What might it also mean for the EU? Mandy discusses who is to blame for the resignation with Hugo McCafferty an Irish journalist based in Italy

48 mins

22 July Finished

The Return of Q, Failing Euro and Commercial Property Bouncing Back

The Return of Q, Failing Euro and Commercial Property Bouncing Back

As the Euro fell below parity with the dollar for the first time in twenty years on this week’s Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Cliff Taylor of the Irish Times about what that means for the ECB’s approach to raising interests’ rates. Commercial property in Ireland has bounced back to almost pre-Covid levels. Shane Duffy of Savills explains exactly why commercial and office space in Ireland is still in high demand - despite all of the fundamental changes to our working lives. Plus Mandy looks at QAnon; the strange and subterranean group and why after two years of silence Q is back. Mandy talks to Margi Murphy from Bloomberg and Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer in NUI Galway

45 mins

15 July Finished

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