How to Combat the Rise in Phone ‘Phishing’ Scams

John Burke speaks to Oisin O’Connell from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) on how to combat the rise in ‘phishing’ scams contacting people and asking for card and bank details over the phone. O’Connell offers up his best advice for dealing with a these scam callers and what he feels are the best ways to identify if the scammer calling you is using a fake identity or from the trusted institutions they say they are from?

Turas Nua Aiming to Help People Back to Work

John Burke interviews Councillor Michael Sheehan who is part of the Fianna Fail party for Wexford. Councillor Sheehan spoke about the changes being made in Turas Nua and if they will be beneficial going forward and how he believed the new job scheme that is due to come in to effect from June 1 would make a positive difference to people getting back into the workforce

Budding Entrepreneurs Look to Capitalise on Ireland’s Growing CBD Market

From sports stars at the top of their game to grandparents dealing with joint pain cannabidiol (CBD) products are widely used in Ireland for their already proven health benefits. CBD is a non-psychoactive hemp derivative and in late 2016 the Health Service Executive (HSE) confirmed that its use as a health supplement would be free from any legal repercussions as it does not cause any ‘high’. It was this decision that sprouted the idea for Dublin based startup, Mediglas. Eoin Stynes sat down with Mediglas co-founders Robbie Rodriguez and Daniel Richardson to talk about CBD products, business startups and how they have started to capitalise on Ireland’s newest niche market.