There have been around 30 price hike announcements from Irish energy suppliers since the start of the year with some suppliers increasing their prices four times.
The latest price rise announcement came from Bord Gáis at the end of last week.
So, with the country seemingly in the midst of an energy crisis, should we be looking towards nuclear power?
John Sodeau, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at UCC with research interests in Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerobiology, joined Kieran on the Hard Shoulder...
The Hard Shoulder