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# electricity - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak

The World Bank figures state Ireland consumed the most electricity in 2008.

# electricity - Saturday 28 December, 2013

ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power

The company there are an average of eight customers per fault now that they are working on some of the smaller faults around the country.

# electricity - Friday 27 December, 2013

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight

ESB Networks says it still has to fix about 1,000 faults on the network.

# electricity - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

# electricity - Thursday 19 December, 2013

7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down

ESB Network crews will go out at first light this morning to assess the damage and work to restore power.

# electricity - Monday 16 December, 2013

Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut

ESB Networks says the problem is expected to be fixed tonight.

# electricity - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s Cook Electric

We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s

When you wanna get your man a pan…

# electricity - Friday 6 December, 2013

ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators

The company’s Unions’ Dispute Committee says it will implement a “full withdrawal of labour” later this month, although will not be meeting the Labour Relations Committee today.

# electricity - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines

More than 1,400 homes in Northern Ireland are without power this evening.

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty" ESB

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"

Minister Pat Rabbitte has requested that the LRC intervene as power disruptions would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

# electricity - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

# electricity - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

# electricity - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’

The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.

'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses

Unions have said that they will serve notice of industrial action from tomorrow which could lead to strike action from 16 December.

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row

There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.

# electricity - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday ESB

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest' ESB

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

# electricity - Monday 25 November, 2013

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead ESB

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

# electricity - Friday 22 November, 2013

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week

The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.

# electricity - Thursday 21 November, 2013

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

# electricity - Monday 18 November, 2013

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action

The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.

# electricity - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.

# electricity - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from commenters.

# electricity - Friday 1 November, 2013

Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy

A power outage on the N11 has affected traffic lights and street lights, gardaí say.

# electricity - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.

# electricity - Friday 11 October, 2013

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

# electricity - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment She's Electric

Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment

I think I’m goin’ back, to the things I learned so well… in my yooooouth…

# electricity - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

7 tips for saving money this winter

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.

# electricity - Thursday 3 October, 2013

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.

# electricity - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

# electricity - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

1.8 million people have less than €100 left after bills are paid

Plus here’s how much money people are spending on bills on average every month.

# electricity - Friday 6 September, 2013

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

# electricity - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line

The project is at an early stage and Eirgrid say they do not expect to submit an application to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval before 2015.

# electricity - Friday 23 August, 2013

ESB investigating cause of dramatic-looking electrical fire

No-one was hurt in the incident, which lasted about half an hour last night. Fifteen ESB customers were left without power overnight

# electricity - Monday 22 July, 2013

ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons ESB

ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons

ESB has a number of safety tips and advice for people out enjoying the outdoors over the summer.

# electricity - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE out of action in the Rialto, Inchicore and South Circular Road areas following a power cut in Dublin 8.

AA Roadwatch said that motorists are urged to take particular care at the junction of Con Colbert Road and the South Circular Road.

The gardaí said they are aware of the traffic light outage.

Dublin Fire Brigade was tasked to a report of a fire alarm in the Thomas St area, but it is not known if this is connected to the fact that the power is out in the Marrowbone Lane area.

# electricity - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills

Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.