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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Blackout

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Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
The national grid operator said two power stations tripping almost simultaneously is a rare, “one-off” event.
The 'tripping' of the two stations resulted in the loss of 820 megawatts of power to the grid.
This was the equivalent of 20% of the total national demand for electricity at that time.
A spokesperson for EirGrid said the incident was unrelated to ongoing issues around security of electricity supply.
'We had meetings with RTÉ at the start of the year and you are wasting your time'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley joins Bohs rival Keith Long in venting anger at national broadcaster’s lack of coverage.
As football's social media boycott begins, Henry says it's only the start in fight against racism
A number of organisations and clubs will log off for the weekend from 3pm today.
Media blackout in Poland to protest new ad tax
State media outlets would be exempt from the tax.
RTÉ forced to cancel live broadcast of Dublin Derby due to high winds
Dalymount Park has been battered by the high winds of Storm Dennis.
Chinese state TV keeps NBA opening games off the air amid Hong Kong row
The blackout added to an unusual start to the NBA season, as activists distributed t-shirts in support of Hong Kong democracy.
Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity
Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.
Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies
“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”
Michael Ryan ends ban and confirms he'll speak to the media going forward
The Tipperary boss has explained the pre-planned media blackout and shared his regret.
U2 fans have been receiving these cryptic unmarked letters in the post
They’ve gone full Taylor Swift.
Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally
Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.
New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.
Bad news for Irish viewers as they face a blackout of the US PGA Championship
The PGA of America has ended its multi-year deal with Sky Sports.
British Airways cancels all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick after massive IT failure
Some passengers have suggested that the outage was caused by a lightning strike.
WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout
This could be helpful for those following our Live A Better Life series.
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.
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.
Argentina players boycott media after Lavezzi marijuana claims
A delicious free-kick from Lionel Messi had helped the Albiceleste to a much-needed win over Colombia.
You won't be able to watch the first El Clasico of the season live on TV
The 3:15pm kick-off for Barcelona v Real Madrid means it will not be broadcast live on these shores.
Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow
The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.
Further bad news for Virgin Media subscribers who plan to watch Conor McGregor's rematch against Nate Diaz
UFC 202 takes place on 20 August.
The All Blacks have somehow found a way to be even blacker at the World Cup
The entire team will be wearing Blackout boots at the World Cup
Could the solar eclipse cause blackouts in Ireland?
Solar power has become a much more common way of generating power than after the last eclipse.
Dublin turned black and blue as World Cup winners hit town
Dan Carter and Bernard Brogan probably discussed car insurance over the starters.
Armagh boss Grimley says it's his 'basic human right' to snub media
The Orchard management cancelled a media event yesterday.
Work continuing, but 25,000 still without power
ESB says that today’s progress will be slow, but it will continue to work to restore power.
ESB crews working to restore power
The electricity network is warning those cleaning up to be wary of power lines.
Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase
After absorbing the price increase for the winter, Bord Gáis Energy is to add around 50 cent a week to bills.
Yahoo's amazing response to the great Gmail blackout of 2014
Gmail was down, but now it’s back. Everyone relax.
Just a handful of homes still offline after storm, but UK dealing with severe flooding and power cuts
ESB crews have been out overnight reconnecting customers. In the UK — there’s tens of thousands without power, and three severe flood warnings remain in place.
ESB restores power to 20k customers but urges conservation of electricity in Achill
There were major faults in the system in west Galway and on Achill this afternoon.
Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut
ESB Networks says the problem is expected to be fixed tonight.
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.
Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy
A power outage on the N11 has affected traffic lights and street lights, gardaí say.
Switched off: Jonny Cooper on social media blackout as semi-final hype builds
Dublin defender looking forward to pitting himself against “the team to beat” on Sunday.
In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.
Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun
For much of April, the sun blocks the line of sight between Earth and Mars, making it difficult for engineers to send instructions or hear from spacecraft Curiosity and Opportunity.
Sweet chariot: England shock All Blacks at season's final hurdle
They know who Owen Farrell is now.
VIDEO: Lights go out on Argentina-Brazil friendly
The match, which features only players from their respective domestic championships, had to be called off.
Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite 'Irish Facts without Wikipedia'
The #irishfactsaboutwikipedia hashtag has been trending worldwide this afternoon. Here’s our country’s revised history.