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#ESB Networks

# esb-networks - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

# esb-networks - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

# esb-networks - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Electricity supply returns to 35,000 in north Dublin after outage

ESB Networks apologised for the inconvenience.

# esb-networks - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# esb-networks - Friday 6 April, 2018

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles

ESB Networks asked campaigners in Eighth Amendment referendum to refrain from putting posters on poles for safety reasons.

# esb-networks - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country

ESB is estimating that 8pm tomorrow is the soonest time that any power outages can be repaired.

# esb-networks - Thursday 23 November, 2017

The Irish homes of the future could ignore big companies and buy electricity from each other

The head of ESB Networks wants homeowners to be able to play the energy market.

# esb-networks - Friday 20 October, 2017

Here's how the ESB Networks 'situation room' is preparing for Storm Brian tonight

Crews from as far afield as France are now in the country as the reconnection effort continues.

# esb-networks - Friday 4 December, 2015

Thousands of homes will be without power overnight thanks to Storm Desmond

The status red weather warning came into effect at 6pm.

# esb-networks - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Foreign criminals flying into Ireland to steal ESB cables, beer kegs, road signs and goal posts

There have been 48 live line thefts already this year and 43 break-ins at ESB substations.

# esb-networks - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

€100k damage as gang uses heavy-duty equipment to steal 7km of ESB cables

There’s been a huge increase in similar incidents. Just in July, there were four in Galway, and one each in Wicklow, Laois and Cavan.

# esb-networks - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

The FOI Act has extended the deadline for Irish Rail, the ESB and Eirgrid also.

# esb-networks - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Fallen trees and power cuts after 100km winds swept country

If you had trouble finding your wheelie bin this morning, you were not alone.

# esb-networks - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

UK crews drafted in, as thousands of homes in the south still without power

The workers are being sent to provide back-up in the worst affected areas — including Kerry, Newcastlewest, Tipperary and Enniscorthy.

# esb-networks - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Over 1,000 households without power as storm hits West

Homes and businesses in Galway, Tipperary, Kerry and Mayo are all affected. Further high winds are forecast for this afternoon.

# esb-networks - Sunday 29 December, 2013

ESB crews working to repair final faults after St Stephen’s Day storm

The problems are localised in the southwest.

# esb-networks - 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.

# esb-networks - Sunday 22 December, 2013

About 9,500 homes lost power as wild weather wreaks havoc on Christmas plans

Irish Ferries has cancelled its swift sailings today and tomorrow.

# esb-networks - 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.

# esb-networks - Sunday 3 November, 2013

ESB says electricity restored after power cuts affect parts of south Dublin

ESB Networks has now restored power.

# esb-networks - 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

# esb-networks - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Around 3,000 homes without power after overnight storms

ESB networks says it’s hoped the affected homes and businesses will be reconnected by lunchtime.

# esb-networks - Monday 27 May, 2013

Power restored to 8,300 north Dublin homes after fault

Homes in Raheny, Donaghmede and Howth were without power following a major service fault.

# esb-networks - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Electricity customer accidentally billed for second property for seven years

An official report outlines some of the customer complaints upheld against energy providers last year.

# esb-networks - Saturday 19 January, 2013

900 homes in Northern Ireland without power after heavy snow

Homes in the Newry and Downpatrick areas are still without power as a result of overnight snow and heavy winds.

# esb-networks - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

ESB worker dies at company plant in Finglas

The man in his 20s died from a suspected electrocution yesterday afternoon.

# esb-networks - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Power restored to all homes after overnight storms

Thousands of homes had lost power last night, with Co Mayo affected most, after winds of up to 115 kilometres per hour.

# esb-networks - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Lightning strike cuts electricity to 11,000 homes in Wexford

ESB Networks says a transformer was damaged during storms, and that crews are working to restore power.