This week on Down to Business: Brexit & Ireland, improving your memory and the business of comedy

We've plenty to get through tomorrow...

This week on Down to Business: Brexit & Ireland, improving your memory and the business of comedy

Tallaght funnyman Al Porter

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:

  • With new British Prime Minister Theresa May saying that "Brexit means Brexit", what does that mean for business on the island of Ireland? Are we set to see a return to cross-border shopping? Will checkpoints be introduced along the border? To discuss it all, we're joined by David Fitzsimons, CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland; founder and COO of Applegreen, Joe Barrett; and Paddy Malone, PRO of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce PRO and a chartered accountant. Giving us reaction north of the border, we'll be joined on the line by Glyn Roberts, CEO of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association.
  • Bobby catches up with Ben Kench, a business coach, entrepreneur and the author of the best-selling Selling for Dummies. Kench was in Ireland to launch the Franchise Show, taking place September 9th and 10th in the RDS.
  • Ryan Holiday will be on hand to discuss his new book Ego is the Enemy, which draws on historical examples to show that you need to get over yourself to get ahead.
  • Ireland has long punched above its weight when it comes to stand-up comedy. But just how difficult is it to break into and what kind of career does it offer? With the Vodafone Comedy Festival taking palce in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens this Bank Holiday weekend, we thought it would be an ideal time to look at the business of being funny. Bobby’s joined by three of Ireland’s premiere comedians – Al Porter, Joe Rooney and Alison Spittle.
  • Bobby will be getting his memory tested and improved by Chestor Santos, the author of Instant Memory Training For Success.
  • Our Business Person of the Month is Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland.

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.