This week on Down to Business: Michael O'Leary and more in Mullingar

A very special show in Westmeath's county town...

Down to Business hits the air from 10am tomorrow and it's a "Winning Back the High Street" affair as Bobby Kerr hosts the show live from Mullingar.

Here's a taste of what's coming up:

  • As always, we go first to the newspapers. Looking at what's happening on the front and business pages, Ronan Casey, Mullingar native and author of Medium-Sized Town, Fairly Big Story joins Bobby.
  • From Joe Dolan to One Direction's Niall Horan, Mullingar has a big musical history. Ben Dolan, showband performer and brother to Joe, and Christy Maye, owner of the Greville Arms and Ireland's first DJ, will talk about it all.
  • Next up, we'll find out what makes Mullingar's business heart tick. Fianna Fáil TD for Westmeath Robert Troy; Tom Griffith, who was behind the Industry4Summit.com industrial meet-up last month; and award-winning entrepreneur and energy consultant Paul O'Reilly will take the stage, with plenty of audience participation also expected.
  • Bobby goes to the gee-gees at Kilbeggan Racecourse...
  • Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy, Martin Nally of TownApps.ie and Miller and Cook owner Mark Gavin will be chatting about the slightly more unusual ways to make a living in the county.
  • Sitting in the Executive Chair is one of Ireland's most famous businessmen. With his airline in the midst of a massively-successful charm offensive, Ryanair owner – and proud Westmeath man – Michael O'Leary will be talking horses, leg room, cyclists and more.
  • To play us out, Foster and Allen perform ahead of their 29-date Australian tour...

All this and more on Down to Business with Bobby Kerr from 10am until midday tomorrow morning, on air and online.

As ever, you can find blog posts and weekly DTB highlights on our show page.