Joe Walsh Tours closure / The changing mortgage market


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After more than sixty years in business here, Irish travel agent Joe Walsh Tours has announced it has ceased trading. The well known tour operator cited Ireland’s strict travel restrictions as one of the main reasons behind the closure. Irish Times Consumer Affairs correspondent Conor Pope and CEO of Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson join Ciaran Hancock to discuss the shock move, the uncertain future for tour operators and travel agents and their expectations for overseas travel in 2021. Later, Consumer advocate and founder of Brendan Burgess speaks to Ciaran about the imminent exit of KBC and Ulster Bank from the mortgage market and the impact this may have on competition and mortgage rates.


Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock

A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.

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