New Irish Times business show - listen to the pilot

Tom Lyons is in the chair as our business journalists discuss the week’s big stories

Brett Meyers, chief executive of CurrencyFair, explains how he convinced  Sebastian Chabal to dress up as a fairy.

Brett Meyers, chief executive of CurrencyFair, explains how he convinced Sebastian Chabal to dress up as a fairy.


The new Irish Times business and technology podcast is being piloted today.

The show is presented by award-winning journalist Tom Lyons and produced by Sinéad O’Shea. It will be available for download or streaming every Friday morning.

In this week’s pilot, Tom and Irish Times Business Editor John McManus discuss the challenges facing glass and tin manufacturer giant Ardagh as it fights to complete a multibillion deal in America. We also go inside the battle for control of troubled building group Siac with Barry O’Halloran, while Ciara O’Brien explains just why Google is prepared to pay $3.2 billion for smart-home hardware maker Nest.

Podcast: Inside Business

Public Affairs Correspondent Colm Keena examines the public relations debacle that is Irish Water and looks at whether the taxpayer is getting value for money spending a fortune on consultants setting up the new utility.

Finally, Brett Meyers, chief executive of CurrencyFair, the fast growing peer to peer currency exchange, which recently debuted a series of TV and online advertisements starring Sebastien Chabal, explains how he started his business and how he convinced Chabal to dress up as a fairy.

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