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# electricity - Thursday 12 January, 2017

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales

Jan 12th 2017, 10:59 PM 17,316 Views 41 Comments

The company behind it says the station would generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.

# electricity - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead
# Pylon On The Pressure
# Pylon On The Pressure

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead

Dec 21st 2016, 12:54 PM 13,974 Views 71 Comments

The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.

# electricity - Thursday 27 October, 2016

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands
# Power To The People
# Power To The People

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

Oct 27th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,139 Views 5 Comments

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

# electricity - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Eurostar trains cancelled after power failure in the Channel Tunnel
# Technical Issues
# Technical Issues

Eurostar trains cancelled after power failure in the Channel Tunnel

Oct 18th 2016, 4:01 PM 6,454 Views 14 Comments

Passengers are facing hours-long delays.

# electricity - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

8 words for weather that only exist in Ireland
# Sponsored By Sse Airtricity
# Sponsored By Sse Airtricity

8 words for weather that only exist in Ireland

Oct 5th 2016, 10:38 AM 37,402 Views 63 Comments

Repeat after us: Tá an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch…

# electricity - Friday 16 September, 2016

QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?

Sep 16th 2016, 11:08 AM 17,572 Views 5 Comments

There are two kinds of people in the world.

# electricity - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper for 650,000 households
# Markets
# Markets

Electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper for 650,000 households

Aug 30th 2016, 12:11 PM 18,197 Views 14 Comments

This announcement by Bord Gåis Energy marks their third price cut since February 2015.

# electricity - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
# Taxing Times
# Taxing Times

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%

Jun 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,123 Views 79 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.

# electricity - Friday 29 April, 2016

More than 1 million customers to benefit from electricity price cut
# Bright Idea
# Bright Idea

More than 1 million customers to benefit from electricity price cut

Apr 29th 2016, 10:43 AM 25,519 Views 48 Comments

Customers are due to save around €58 a year.

# electricity - Monday 22 February, 2016

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power
# Electricity Faults
# Electricity Faults

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:20 AM 14,179 Views 10 Comments

Several counties have been hit, with Mayo worst affected.

# electricity - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Flood alerts remain in place following heavy rain overnight
# Flooding
# Flooding

Flood alerts remain in place following heavy rain overnight

Jan 7th 2016, 7:51 AM 18,747 Views 3 Comments

Over 1,000 homes and businesses are without electricity this morning.

# electricity - Friday 4 December, 2015

7 houses around Ireland that have taken Christmas to a new level
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

7 houses around Ireland that have taken Christmas to a new level

Dec 4th 2015, 5:33 PM 62,626 Views 29 Comments

And we love them for it.

# electricity - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
# Bog Off
# Bog Off

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,366 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

# electricity - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped
# Pylon The Pressure
# Pylon The Pressure

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped

Oct 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 10,771 Views 52 Comments

The Grid Link project had been heavily criticised by anti-pylon protesters.

# electricity - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Electricity and gas bills are going to get cheaper for some people
# Cuts
# Cuts

Electricity and gas bills are going to get cheaper for some people

Sep 9th 2015, 1:42 PM 18,684 Views 35 Comments

Bord Gáis Energy has announced a second set of price cuts for this year.

# electricity - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies

Aug 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 32,135 Views 41 Comments

To-date this year, 142km of power lines have been stolen.

# electricity - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Man (73) climbs pylon to support dead candidate in France's presidential election
# De Gaulle Of It All
# De Gaulle Of It All

Man (73) climbs pylon to support dead candidate in France's presidential election

Jun 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 8,957 Views 14 Comments

The gentleman was giving his backing to the long-since deceased French statesman Charles de Gaulle.

# electricity - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...
# Turn Off The Lights
# Turn Off The Lights

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...

May 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 22,224 Views 82 Comments

But why? We pay the third highest tariffs in the EU, behind only Germany and Denmark.

# electricity - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB
# Electric Shocks
# Electric Shocks

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,438 Views 18 Comments

Profits are down at the semi-state, but it’s still delivering a €300 million windfall to the government.

# electricity - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years
# Power Surge
# Power Surge

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years

Mar 10th 2015, 10:23 AM 9,328 Views 29 Comments

That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.

# electricity - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE
# Urine
# Urine

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE

Mar 5th 2015, 1:15 PM 11,436 Views 23 Comments

And it’s all thanks to a urinal.

# electricity - Monday 26 January, 2015

Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April
# Power
# Power

Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April

Jan 26th 2015, 5:02 PM 12,820 Views 55 Comments

Dual fuel customers stand to save an average of €58.

# electricity - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper
# Meters To Go
# Meters To Go

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:06 PM 13,676 Views 48 Comments

Good news, for a change. But just for Bord Gáis Energy customers (Electric Ireland customers have been getting their discount for a while now).

# electricity - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?
# Oil Prices
# Oil Prices

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,924 Views 72 Comments

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

# electricity - Saturday 3 January, 2015

If your electricity went last night...it should be back by now
# Limerick
# Limerick

If your electricity went last night...it should be back by now

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 20,675 Views 15 Comments

Up to 2,000 homes in Limerick have been affected.

# electricity - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin
# Warning
# Warning

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin

Dec 30th 2014, 9:46 PM 34,925 Views 48 Comments

Dubln Fire Brigade and the ESB urged people not to touch cables if they fall and to get in touch.

# electricity - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off
# Good Sign
# Good Sign

Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off

Dec 11th 2014, 6:15 AM 3,910 Views 12 Comments

In October, just under 700 households were disconnected.

# electricity - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
# Pylons
# Pylons

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'

Dec 6th 2014, 12:17 PM 5,421 Views 40 Comments

The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.

# electricity - Monday 3 November, 2014

Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician
# Electric Feel
# Electric Feel

Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician

Nov 3rd 2014, 5:34 PM 28,950 Views 44 Comments

It’s the first prosecution of this kind in Irish history.

# electricity - Thursday 30 October, 2014

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
# Power Play
# Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,855 Views 66 Comments

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

# electricity - Friday 24 October, 2014

Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car
# Cork
# Cork

Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car

Oct 24th 2014, 12:46 PM 11,310 Views 37 Comments

(But only if you live in Cork, where a new initiative is being rolled out)

# electricity - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month
# Going Down
# Going Down

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month

Oct 9th 2014, 2:57 PM 13,043 Views 19 Comments

A typical household will save around €25 per year.

# electricity - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight

Oct 8th 2014, 10:54 PM 23,877 Views 28 Comments

The south of the country has been worst affected by poor weather conditions.

# electricity - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,086 Views 42 Comments

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

# electricity - Friday 12 September, 2014

Irish government should 'catch up' with business on energy: Dimplex boss
# Power Vacuum
# Power Vacuum

Irish government should 'catch up' with business on energy: Dimplex boss

Sep 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,729 Views 9 Comments

CEO Sean O’Driscoll says no other business could turn a buck if it ran like the power industry.

# electricity - Friday 29 August, 2014

'Welcome boost' of 46 new jobs for Tipperary and Limerick
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

'Welcome boost' of 46 new jobs for Tipperary and Limerick

Aug 29th 2014, 4:47 PM 9,601 Views 10 Comments

The jobs come as part of expansion by electricity company Pinergy.

# electricity - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Extra charge on pay-as-you-go electricity in some shops
# Musgraves
# Musgraves

Extra charge on pay-as-you-go electricity in some shops

Aug 19th 2014, 3:24 PM 13,983 Views 37 Comments

St Vincent de Paul has criticised retailers who add on the charge.

# electricity - Thursday 14 August, 2014

More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June
# Power Out
# Power Out

More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June

Aug 14th 2014, 1:55 PM 7,989 Views 24 Comments

These disconnections relate to the non-payment of bills.

# electricity - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin
# Power Out
# Power Out

Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin

Aug 7th 2014, 12:55 PM 10,160 Views 15 Comments

The fault was first noted just after 3.30am today.

# electricity - Friday 1 August, 2014

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

Aug 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 10,155 Views 92 Comments

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.