Inside Business podcast: Has Ireland’s economy emerged from a ‘lost decade’?

Also in this edition, Paddy Power Betfair CEO steps down and Google’s sexism controversy

On the tenth anniversary of the first rumblings of the global financial crisis, the Inside Business podcast looks at whether the Irish economy has really emerged from a “lost decade”.

On the tenth anniversary of the first rumblings of the global financial crisis, the Inside Business podcast looks at whether the Irish economy has really emerged from a “lost decade”.

 

On the tenth anniversary of the first rumblings of the global financial crisis, the Inside Business podcast looks at whether the Irish economy has really emerged from a “lost decade”.

According to a new economic outlook from Goodbody Stockbrokers this week, Ireland’s economy is returning to its “previous peak” with close to full employment and domestic spending back at 2007 levels. However it also pointed out that the recovery is increasingly being funded by taxpayers.

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Presenter Laura Slattery is joined by Irish Times business journalist Fiona Reddan and deputy business editor Dominic Coyle to discuss the report’s findings, while Barry O’Halloran has the details on the departure of Breon Corcoran as CEO of Paddy Power Betfair and what is to become of the former Irish Central Bank building on Dublin’s Dame Street.

In the second part of the show, tech columnist Davin O’Dwyer has the latest on Google’s sexism row, sparked by an employee’s 10-page letter about gender at the company.

Computer engineer James Damore was fired on Tuesday after his 3,000-word memo, in which he claimed that women are biologically less technically-minded than men, went viral.