Man U's Money / Challenges for AIB
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was sacked this week despite winning the FA Cup. The failures of his team on the pitch are well documented, but how much of a role did money play in the decision, and in the decision to hire his successor Jose Mourinho? Sports journalist Ken Early and Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul join Economics Editor Arthur Beesley to assess the business model of the great, or perhaps once-great, club.
In part two: AIB's Q1 report portrays a bank on the mend, but significant challenges remain for the largely State-owned bank. Stephen Lyons of Davy Stockbrokers and Markets Correspondent Joe Brennan look at the health of the bank from the perspective of Government, shareholders and customers.
The Irish Times Business Podcast is presented by Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock and produced by Declan Conlon in association with Irish Life.