Martha Rotter, publisher of Idea Magazine, joins us to review this week’s news. Idea is a digital magazine aimed at Irish innovators and published bi-monthly. It’s also a showcase for the work of Woopie (Write Only Once, Publish It Everywhere) their digital publishing services business.
We discuss the KPMG report which puts Ireland in pole position for a global recovery. Austerity is making us competitive internationally, but it has seriously impacted consumer spending at home. It’s a challenge for SMEs, and perhaps an opportunity, as we spend less and save more. We talk about the government investment of €30m in Irish healthcare companies managed by a San Francisco venture capital firm, and ask: where is the private capital? And as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day, 70% of retailers will be hoping to cash in on the passing trade.
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