What are the implications of Brexit for Ireland and Europe? Is a serious economic shock possible? Might we see controls reappear on the border with Northern Ireland? Business leaders gathered in The Irish Times office this morning to hear economist and Irish Times columnist Professor John FitzGerald, London Editor Denis Staunton and Economics Editor Arthur Beesley discuss the positions of the Leave and Remain campaigns, the economic risks to Ireland and some possible scenarios if Britain opts out of Europe. They join Ciarán Hancock to continue the discussion on this week's podcast.
This year's winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland awards, Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger, are the founders and leaders of Teamwork.com, a Cork-based Saas (software as a service) company. They talk to Ciarán about their ambition to build a €450 million-revenue company, going where the talent is (which isn't Dublin), not needing funding despite spending their savings on their url, and their advice for wannabe entrepreneurs.
Later we hear from Denis Staunton in London and Cliff Taylor explain the key elements of the UK budget which included a Digital Services Tax for tech giants, and how Brexit might force Philip Hammond to rip it all up and start over.