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# electricity - Monday 14 September, 2020

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.

# electricity - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Exclusive

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# electricity - Friday 21 August, 2020

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen

The areas most affected include North and East Cork, Tipperary, East Limerick, East Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

# electricity - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland

A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit

There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

The project will link Ireland’s electricity network to France via an underwater connection and is expected to be completed by 2026

# electricity - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# electricity - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April

It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

# electricity - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'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.

# electricity - Monday 15 October, 2018

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

# electricity - Monday 2 July, 2018

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

# electricity - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month

The company is increasing its residential electricity prices and residential gas prices from 1 August.

# electricity - Friday 1 June, 2018

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Friday 23 February, 2018

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

# electricity - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

# electricity - Friday 27 October, 2017

Another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices - the fourth to do so this month

Energia is increasing its household electricity prices by 3.9% from 1 December 2017.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - 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.

# electricity - Friday 6 October, 2017

Yet another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices

Electric Ireland is increasing its household electricity prices by 4% from 1 February 2018.

# electricity - Monday 2 October, 2017

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.

# electricity - Friday 29 September, 2017

SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices

Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for

# electricity - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

# electricity - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

# electricity - Friday 28 July, 2017

Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year

It was announced that the Public Service Obligation levy is being increased by 30%.

# electricity - Monday 6 March, 2017

Huge fire in Glasgow brought under control

Some 3,000 homes were without power.

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