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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019

#ESB

# esb - Friday 4 October, 2019

Power restored across the country but 'substantial' flooding remains in parts following Storm Lorenzo

People have been warned to stay vigilant of fallen power lines and trees.

# esb - Thursday 3 October, 2019

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

# esb - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country

A status yellow weather warning is in place until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

# esb - Friday 23 August, 2019

Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month

Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.

# esb - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Absolutely devastated': Plans for future of ESB power station in Co Offaly refused

In a statement, the ESB has said it is “disappointed that the application has been rejected”.

# esb - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford

Bord na Móna confirmed that 70 permanent employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave.

# esb - Friday 28 June, 2019

Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line

The incident caused power to be suspended in the Cabinteely area of Dublin.

# esb - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# esb - 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 - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Under 2,000 homes without power as ESB crews restore power nationwide after Storm Hannah

AA Roadwatch and An Garda Síochána are warning motorists that fallen trees and other debris are likely.

# esb - Friday 26 April, 2019

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country

Multiple weather warnings are in place.

# esb - Friday 5 April, 2019

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?

The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.

# esb - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds

A status orange wind warning is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

# esb - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds

The ESB said it had crews working to restore power in affected areas.

# esb - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans ESB

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

# esb - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Dingle residents share in €350,000 of future ESB technologies

The ESB established the ‘Dingle Project’ to pinpoint how Ireland’s electricity will be distributed in the future.

# esb - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Thousands of homes across the country without power following strong overnight winds

ESB says it is currently working to repair all faults on its network.

# esb - Monday 15 October, 2018

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.

# esb - Friday 12 October, 2018

10,000 customers still without power in wake of Storm Callum

ESB Networks said it expects to restore power to the majority of areas by tonight.

# esb - Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.

# esb - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

# esb - Saturday 29 September, 2018

People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees

Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.

# esb - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

# esb - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

67,000 ESB customers still without power as Storm Ali causes havoc

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

# esb - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain Deeper Underground This post contains videos

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain

We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs and tunnels to find out how it all works.

# esb - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union

550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.

# esb - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs

They said unusual flows of water and uneven ground can lead to dangers for swimmers.

# esb - 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 - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Thousands of homes still without water and power

Crews have been working through the night to restore service.

# esb - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Major progress made with reconnections, but 11,000 homes still without power in southeast

Electricity has been restored to 13,000 homes since 6am this morning.

# esb - 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.

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up

Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.

# esb - Friday 23 February, 2018

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

# esb - Monday 19 February, 2018

Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre

ESB Networks has been dealing with the issue.

# esb - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

# esb - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

ESB continues to work to restore power after 55,000 homes affected by Storm Eleanor ESB

ESB continues to work to restore power after 55,000 homes affected by Storm Eleanor

Met Éireann has issued three Status Orange wind warnings and two Status Yellow warnings.

# esb - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Hundreds of homes still without power as Storm Dylan passes through ESB

Hundreds of homes still without power as Storm Dylan passes through

The storm brought strong winds and high seas to parts of the country overnight.

# 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.

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