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…
She even said that the current cost of the licence, at €160 or 40c a day, represented “incredible value”, adding that “I think it should be double that”. She later called her own suggestion “nonsense”.
Although the doubling of the TV licence cost is clearly off the table, Forbes still indicated that RTÉ would welcome an increase and was in negotiations with the government to secure it.
The last increase, of €2, came in 2008.
So, today we’re asking you: Would you pay more for your TV licence?
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