Down to Business: Bloom 2016, swimming hotspots & living your startup dream

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Down to Business: Bloom 2016, swimming hotspots & living your startup dream

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Down to Business is live tomorrow morning and, as ever, Bobby Kerr has a jam-packed show in store.

Catch the action on air and online from 10:00am.

Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Kicking things off, we'll peruse the papers, looking at the front pages and finding out what’s making a big impact in the business pages. Joining us this week will be Ken Murphy who is Director General of Law Society.
  • With the good weather here to stay for the next few days, we look at Ireland’s 50 best places to have a swim with Maureen McCoy, author of the book ‘Wild Swimming in Ireland’.
  • Sticking with the sunshine, Bobby heads out to the garden at Bloom in the Park. With Ireland’s biggest garden festival now in its 10th year, Bobby meets the event’s founder Gary Graham before taking a wander around the best gardens and stalls the event has to offer.
  • Bobby chats to Howard Brodsky, the co-founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners on why the customer experience is more important than ever.
  • Fishing and seafood is one of the oldest industries in the country. With the countries quotas now decided in Brussels, just how does the Irish business stack up next to our European counterparts? We’ll talk quotas, cod and more with Tara McCarthy, the CEO of Bord Iascaigh MaraJohn Flynn, a skipper in Howth and Chairman of the Irish Fishermen's Organisation; and by Oceanpath owner Ken Ecock.
  • Do we all get the entrepreneurial bug? We talk to the man who thinks we should all give 10% of our time at trying to become our own boss. Patrick J McGinnis tells us how we can all be entrepreneurs in his new book ‘The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job’.
  • Sitting down for an in-depth discussion with Bobby is Kevin Thompson. With a lifetime of experience behind him in the insurance industry, he is now the CEO of Insurance Ireland. He’ll discuss his life in the business and tell us whether there is any hope for Ireland’s insurance premiums.

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.