Kehlan Kirwan along with Olwen Dawe from Irish Business Intelligence and Clonmel Chamber CEO Brian Cleary, mull over this week’s news headlines for SMEs. Headlines this week include:
- Professor Morgan Kelly’s comments on SME loans and bank ‘stress tests’
- Are Irish farmers caught up in a race to the bottom?
- Does St. Patricks day bring a spotlight or just a party to Ireland?
Kehlan was asked to be a judge for this year’s Limerick County Student Enterprise Awards and while there he caught up with the winners of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories. From bin locks, teachers PETS and Principal Apps this year’s competition was one the best in recent years.
In part 3 of this week’s show John Nolan from the Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-Op explains how the recent storms have effected a community in which ninety two percent of people can trace their job to the fishing industry. John explains why the much used word of ‘potential’ can only be realised if EU legislation changes to support Irish fishermen in domestic waters.
Natasha Sherling a gemmologist, diamond dealer and private jeweller talks with Kehlan about her business in this week’s final part of the show. She explains the science behind what she does and
how she works with clients to find the right stones for the right price.