Listen up: ‘Irish Times’ business podcast on an extraordinary year in the economy

Our business team looks back on the big stories of 2016, from Brexit to vulture funds

It was an extraordinary and at times confounding year in business economic news, even as the Irish position remained broadly positive.

On the Inside Business podcast today we talk about the biggest stories of the year in the company of Irish Times business team stalwarts Cliff Taylor, Joe Brennan, Laura Slattery, Mark Paul, and Barry O'Halloran.

Cliff Taylor discusses how the political events here and abroad impacted the economy in 2016, from the minority Government to Brexit and Trump’s election.

Joe Brennan talks us through the biggest company deals and market moves of 2016.


Mark Paul recalls the twists and turns in the business and litigation of Denis O’Brien.

Laura Slattery picks TV3’s new status as a competitor for RTÉ as the major media story of the year.

And Barry O’Halloran recaps the Project Eagle story and major moves in aviation that will have consequences for consumers and business in 2017 and beyond.

And finally, Inside Business visited the National Treasury Management Agency last week for their annual Christmas choir’s performance. We recorded a song from the event which raised funds in aid of the Simon Community. We hope you enjoy it.

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Thanks very much for listening to Inside Business in 2016. From all on the team, we wish you a very Happy Christmas.