Cork farmer takes charge of Tallaght salon for RTÉ show

Cork farmer takes charge of Tallaght salon for RTÉ show

By Mary Dennehy

A CORK farmer could find himself in a hairy situation when he tries to bring an ailing Tallaght beauty salon back from the brink in a new, one-off business rescue special on RTE One.

Progressive farmer Maurice Walsh will be swapping his pitch fork for a teasing comb when he visits Angel Hair and Beauty in the Old Bawn shopping centre, with the sole mission of helping a struggling business to grow.

Farmer in Charge - Salon

According to a spokesman for RTE, farmers were the original Irish entrepreneurs, successfully working the land for generations – with each farmer being a high functioning CEO of his or her very own multi-faceted corporation.

“From production planning to HR, materials management to marketing, distribution and sales to health and safety, farmers do it all”, the spokesman said.

“They manage the books and muck out the stalls, they’re hands-on and hands down the most multi-skilled managers in all of Irish business. And they inhabit a world where their business is an all-consuming 24 hour operation.

“It’s time that these diligent, no-nonsense men and women of the soil are recognised for their unique skills and encouraged to share them.”

This one-off programme acknowledges how farmers know how to run a business with practical efficiency.

However, how will Maurice’s hyper practical approach, which sees the Cork farmer apply the logic of running a farm to a hair and beauty business, go down with Tallaght salon owners Nick and Claire Reddin?

To find out tune into Farmer in Charge on RTE One this Monday, June 6, at 6.30pm.

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