ESB workers have threatened industrial action from December 16th in the event of the ESB pension row not being resolved. Now, Retail Excellence Ireland has warned that if the strike goes ahead it will actively assist thousands of retail businesses to switch to "more market-focussed energy providers". However, ESB Union Chief, Brendan Ogle, has hit back saying “that moving companies won’t make a blind bit of difference” should industrial action lead to power cuts. Joining Sean was Ingrid Miley, our Industry and Employment Correspondent.
Joining Sean for this week’s Gathering were Ingrid Miley, RTE’s Industry and Employment Correspondent; Jim Power, economist; Alieen Hickey, Barrister and Conor Pope Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times
Minister Brendan Howlin says he is literally going to run out of money to pay 290,000 public servants between now and the end of December. So after the rejection of the Croke Park deal how will the Government get the proposed deal back on the rails to find €300 million of savings? Joining Pat was joined by our Industrial Correspondent Ingrid Miley; Bernard Harbour Head of Communications with Impact; General Secretary of the CPSU Eoghan Ronyane and Jimmy Kelly Regional Secretary of Unite.
Saturday with Claire Byrne questions agendas, dissects the week gone by, and debates the likely issues of the week to come, each Saturday afternoon from 1pm – 2pm. Tune in to hear the very latest from newsmakers and from those whose lives are impacted by policy makers in Ireland.
Claire is joined by Alan Murray Security journalist to discuss the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland. Ingrid Miley, Gerard Flynn, Paul Sweeney, Derek Scally Irish Times Correspondent in Berlin and Stephen Kinsella discuss the IMO Conference and Professor John Crown and Committee Chair Jerry Buttimer discuss the Oireachtas Committee on Abortion.