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
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.