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The Less Than Triumphant Return of David.

17 November 2023 - 45 mins
Podcast Series Taking Stock

David Cameron was catapulted back into British politics this week; what does it say about Rishi Sunak/s leadership struggles and what now for the embattled Tory Party? This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Sir John Curtice about the state of the British Government.

Ireland is struggling to cut emissions to say the least. But what can be done? David Mc Gee from PwC and Muireann Lynch from the ESRI share their views.

And ‘Buying Silence; How Oligarchs, Corporations and Plutocrats use the law to gag their critics’ the author of a new book on the subject David Hooper chats to Mandy about the growing trend of lawsuits designed to censor.

45 mins

Series Episodes

Fuming Farmers and Billionaire Lifestyles.

Fuming Farmers and Billionaire Lifestyles.

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Lisa O'Carroll of the Guardian about the growing unrest of farmers all across Europe. Cynthia O'Murchu an Investigative Journalist with the FT details her special report on two big billionaire investors and their lavish lifestyles. Plus Lorcan Allen of the Business Post asks if Ireland is actually closed when it comes Big Tech Businesses.

48 mins

9 February Finished

Michelin Stars and Millionaires.

Michelin Stars and Millionaires.

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston takes a deep dive in the business of Michelin Stars with food writer Tom Doorley and asks what a star really means for a restaurant? Mandy talks to the co-author of 'Eavesdropping on Millionaires' to find out what makes those people tick financially and personally. Plus as Ryanair buys houses and planes Mandy talks to Aviation Expert Gerry Byrne.

43 mins

2 February Finished

Does Your Office Really Need You Back?

Does Your Office Really Need You Back?

A recent and intriguing case in the UK shines a light on the problems that some employers face in convincing their employees to return to the office and this week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Michael O'Dwyer, Chief UK Business Correspondent at the Financial Times and Chris Kane, author of "Where is My Office" about the lengths some companies are prepared to go to. It looks like Donald Trump has this week guaranteed his position as the Republican nominee. Mandy talks to Caroline Vakil from The Hill about all that happened in the Primaries this week. Plus why the Oil Business is finding it hard to attract new employees.

48 mins

26 January Finished

Can Bankers and Billionaires Solve The World's Problems at Davos?

Can Bankers and Billionaires Solve The World's Problems at Davos?

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston chats to Leela de Krester of Reuters who is in Davos to get a handle on what really goes on at the snowy Think-Tank. Russian’s Brain Drain; Mandy hears from journalist Jason Corcoran about all the qualified people leaving Russian and what Putin is doing to try and make them stay. And with the Houthi Rebels seeming to dominate affairs in the Middle East we hear from Anna Gordon of TIME about the group who are changing Global Trade.

44 mins

19 January Finished

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