EPISODE 144: The Small Business Crisis

Across Ireland, small businesses are facing a near-crippling confluence of events; the staffing crisis impacting hiring and retention, out of control insurance costs, crazy energy price hikes, and inflation across the board. There’s also the housing and rental crisis which is having a huge impact on small businesses. On this episode, we’re digging into the reality of these issues, as well as looking at immediate solutions that could help. Andrea is repping Tropical Popical’s perspective, and Colm Keane of the award-winning Daddy’s cafe is talking about the various issues hitting independent hospitality businesses hard.

Also: An Bord Pleanála, Housing For All(?), Conversations with Friends & An Cailin Ciúin.