The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.
The Irish Bank Officials Association is now telling its members at IBRC to cooperate with NAMA if they are interested in roles there having previously said it was “imperative” that they did not cooperate.
Since the bank formerly known as Anglo Irish Bank was liquidated last month ordinary workers have been left in the dark as to their fate and that of redundancy packages they’d agreed prior to ‘promnight’. Here, an employee speaks out…
The president of the Irish Travel Agents Association Martin Skelly said,“What has happened so far is that the people that had bookings made are a bit anxious.
“It has had some effect on forward bookings – but short term forward bookings really. People are reluctant to travel.”
The Department of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice for Irish citizens travelling to Belgium or France this week, reminding people to ‘exercise extreme caution’ if they are planning a trip to France.
Skelly also added that Irish holidaymakers are especially concerned about travelling to Paris and Brussels, with a number of people cancelling their trips on short notice.
So today we’re asking, Would you be anxious travelling to Paris or Brussels?
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