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# esb - Thursday 26 October, 2017

High Court action by ESB worker fired after being considered 'risk to national infrastructure' resolved

Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after he was fired from his role.

# esb - Friday 20 October, 2017

Trains to be suspended and power repairs put on hold as Storm Brian closes in

Thousands of homes across the country are still without power after Storm Ophelia landed on Monday.

High Court prevents dismissal of man after ESB considered him a 'risk to national infrastructure' ESB

High Court prevents dismissal of man after ESB considered him a 'risk to national infrastructure'

Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after he was fired from his role.

# esb - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

# esb - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country Status Red This post contains videos

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

# esb - Monday 16 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days

ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.

# esb - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes

A new exhibition, Electric Generations, looks at how electricity was sold to Irish people.

# esb - Sunday 24 September, 2017

ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity

Ireland’s network was the first fully integrated national electricity service in the world.

# esb - Friday 18 August, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade tackles blaze at ESB hub in Milltown

The ESB has said it is working to restore power “quickly and safely”.

# esb - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# esb - Friday 28 July, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'

We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.

# esb - Monday 1 May, 2017

Photos: Litter-picking turf-war at Blessington Lakes leaves locals frustrated

Wicklow County Council refuses to pick up rubbish collected by locals from ESB land around Blessington Lakes.

# esb - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# esb - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Over 1,000 power outages following strong winds overnight and fire at Dublin substation

The disruptions have been reported in parts of Carlow, Kilkenny, Galway, Sligo and Cork.

# esb - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Almost 400 Dublin homes left without power overnight after sub station fire

It’s not known what caused the fire but vandalism has been ruled out.

# esb - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Almost 400 homes left without power in west Dublin after ESB sub station fire

Dublin Fire Brigade worked with the ESB to make the scene safe a short time ago.

# esb - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

ESB to replace 27,000 meters that may be overcharging customers

It estimates that around 10% of these could be faulty.

# esb - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'

Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.

# esb - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Seventy years ago today, the social history of Ireland began changing forever Wire To Wire This post contains videos This post contains images

Seventy years ago today, the social history of Ireland began changing forever

Almost two million people were without electricity in rural Ireland in 1946.

# esb - Thursday 27 October, 2016

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

# esb - Thursday 13 October, 2016

QUIZ: How Sensible Are You?

QUIZ: How Sensible Are You?

See sense and take five minutes to take this quiz.

# esb - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme

“What in God’s name will I do if that electric yoke won’t bake brown bread?”

# esb - Friday 16 September, 2016

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault ESB

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault

A power fault has affected an area in the northeast of the city, covering Donaghmede, Howth junction, Sutton, and into the Malahide Road area.

# esb - Monday 8 August, 2016

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands

A special generator will power the islands until the undersea cable is repaired.

# esb - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow

The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.

# esb - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.

# esb - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.

# esb - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Check out these amazing photos of the modern home exhibition at the RDS from 1967

By 1967 many homes were connected so there was a strong focus on electrical devices for sale.

# esb - Friday 22 April, 2016

These old photos show a changing Ireland as electricity spread across the country Light Up This post contains images

These old photos show a changing Ireland as electricity spread across the country

An interactive map lists each area connected during the rural electrification and shows when they were connected.

# esb - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves

Around 120,000 ESB customers in west Dublin were left without power after the blaze.

# esb - Friday 15 April, 2016

ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers

ESB workers have been offered a 5.5% pay rise over the next two and a half years.

# esb - Monday 11 April, 2016

Ireland's state power supplier is planning a major leap into solar energy

The ESB scheme could increase installed solar capacity more than a hundredfold.

# esb - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Looking for work? ESB is taking on up to 100 apprentices this year Job Fairy This post contains videos

Looking for work? ESB is taking on up to 100 apprentices this year

The majority of the apprenticeships will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships.

# esb - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables

A number of planned searches were carried out in Leixlip.

# esb - Thursday 3 March, 2016

One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree Get Outdoors This post contains videos

One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree

Half of children spend more time in front of a screen than outside.

# esb - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Latest winter storm leaves over 6,000 without power

ESB crews are working to restore outages in challenging conditions.

# esb - Monday 22 February, 2016

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power

Several counties have been hit, with Mayo worst affected.

# esb - Monday 15 February, 2016

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

The men are attempting to find out when the houses will be vacant by asking residents when they are available for repairs or upgrades.

# esb - Friday 5 February, 2016

Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend

The ESB has advised that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will be reduced today.

# esb - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Man in court for tampering with meters so he could offer 'cheaper' gas and electricity

McLoughlin had advised a ‘client’ to top the meter up by €10 a week and Bord Gáis “won’t come near you”.

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