This week on Down to Business: Dyson's CEO, rugby's life lessons & the future of the Irish pub

Two hours in the company of Bobby Kerr and some of the most interesting voices in business...

This week on Down to Business: Dyson's CEO, rugby's life lessons & the future of the Irish pub

Bobby Kerr is live in studio on Saturday morning, bringing you the most interesting business stories around and an eclectic array of guests for two whole hours.

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

Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • Kicking things off, we look at the stories making an impact on the front and business pages of the weekend papers with Alchemy Event Management founder Des Doris.
  • Edwin O’Hora, the owner and principal of  OHORA Consulting, talks about the psychology behind how we choose our political leaders and the gulf between Martin Sheen’s President Bartlet and Donald Trump.
  • Bobby gets an insight into the state of the US high street in 2017 as he meets Matt Shea, CEO of the world's largest retail association.

  • Motoring correspondent Geraldine Herbert joins Bobby for this month's Motoring Mailbag to look at the biggest car news and answer listener questions.

  • With reports on the death of the Irish pub appearing to be greatly exaggerated, Bobby takes a look at an industry that now has plenty of reasons for optimism. On this week's panel are Pat Crotty, owner of Paris Texas in Kilkenny and President of the Vintners Federation of Ireland; Fergus Murphy of Murph's Bistro at the Derragarra Inn in Butler’s Bridge, Cavan; and John Clendennen of Giltrap's in Offaly.
  • Paul Boross – also known as "The Pitch Doctor" – is an internationally-recognised authority on communications, presentation and performance. As the psychologist on Sky Sports' School of Hard Knocks, which builds the confidence of young unemployed men to get back into work through the medium of rugby, he tells Bobby what the sport can teach you about life.

  • Sitting in this week's executive chair, Dyson's global CEO Max Conze talks about why Dublin matters.

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

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