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# electricity - Monday 6 January, 2014

Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout
# Electricity
# Electricity

Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout

Jan 6th 2014, 10:35 PM 30,741 Views 32 Comments

Over 450 homes in Newport Co Mayo are said to be still without power.

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow
# Pylons
# Pylons

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow

Jan 6th 2014, 11:31 AM 6,117 Views 42 Comments

Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?

Jan 6th 2014, 9:22 AM 11,673 Views 137 Comments

Plans have been criticised by people living in the areas concerned but Eirgrid and the government say the pylons are needed. What do you think?

# electricity - Friday 3 January, 2014

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues

Jan 3rd 2014, 5:09 PM 10,527 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile service has been restored to thousands of ESB customers who had their power cut after last night’s bad weather.

Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides
# Orange Alert
# Orange Alert

Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:56 AM 28,160 Views 19 Comments

Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.

# electricity - Monday 30 December, 2013

Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years'
# ESB
# ESB

Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years'

Dec 30th 2013, 9:19 AM 14,068 Views 80 Comments

In excess of 100,000 customers around Ireland were affected by the storm.

# electricity - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak
# Power
# Power

Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak

Dec 29th 2013, 11:35 AM 10,253 Views 54 Comments

The World Bank figures state Ireland consumed the most electricity in 2008.

# electricity - Saturday 28 December, 2013

ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power
# Power
# Power

ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power

Dec 28th 2013, 12:50 PM 14,850 Views 40 Comments

The company there are an average of eight customers per fault now that they are working on some of the smaller faults around the country.

# electricity - Friday 27 December, 2013

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight

Dec 27th 2013, 9:15 PM 25,398 Views 14 Comments

ESB Networks says it still has to fix about 1,000 faults on the network.

# electricity - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 17,664 Views 7 Comments

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

# electricity - Thursday 19 December, 2013

7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down
# Weather Watch
# Weather Watch

7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down

Dec 19th 2013, 7:34 AM 7,531 Views 16 Comments

ESB Network crews will go out at first light this morning to assess the damage and work to restore power.

# electricity - Monday 16 December, 2013

Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut
# Blackout
# Blackout

Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut

Dec 16th 2013, 9:21 PM 15,498 Views 21 Comments

ESB Networks says the problem is expected to be fixed tonight.

# electricity - Friday 13 December, 2013

We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s
# Cook Electric
From The Daily Edge
# Cook Electric

We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s

Dec 13th 2013, 9:29 AM 2,837 Views 3 Comments

When you wanna get your man a pan…

# electricity - Friday 6 December, 2013

ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators

Dec 6th 2013, 9:50 PM 40,774 Views 340 Comments

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.

# electricity - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines
# Fierce Breezy
# Fierce Breezy

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines

Dec 5th 2013, 8:20 PM 25,060 Views 57 Comments

More than 1,400 homes in Northern Ireland are without power this evening.

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"
# ESB
# ESB

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"

Dec 5th 2013, 6:33 PM 5,835 Views 19 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte has requested that the LRC intervene as power disruptions would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal
# Electricity
# Electricity

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Dec 5th 2013, 11:47 AM 9,016 Views 125 Comments

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

# electricity - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:13 PM 6,284 Views 21 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair
# Pylons
# Pylons

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

Dec 3rd 2013, 12:45 PM 14,317 Views 86 Comments

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

# electricity - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

Nov 30th 2013, 10:14 AM 14,983 Views 240 Comments

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Nov 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 31 Views 54 Comments

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

# electricity - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’
# Talks
# Talks

Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’

Nov 28th 2013, 11:05 PM 11,008 Views 179 Comments

The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.

'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses

Nov 28th 2013, 6:00 PM 8,778 Views 120 Comments

Unions have said that they will serve notice of industrial action from tomorrow which could lead to strike action from 16 December.

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row
# Strike
# Strike

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row

Nov 28th 2013, 7:44 AM 4,471 Views 34 Comments

There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.

# electricity - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday
# ESB
# ESB

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

Nov 26th 2013, 11:07 PM 12,810 Views 94 Comments

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'
# ESB
# ESB

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Nov 26th 2013, 3:03 PM 4,693 Views 71 Comments

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

# electricity - Monday 25 November, 2013

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead
# ESB
# ESB

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Nov 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 11,998 Views 69 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

# electricity - Friday 22 November, 2013

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week
# Strike
# Strike

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:05 PM 8,307 Views 112 Comments

The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.

# electricity - Thursday 21 November, 2013

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
# CO2 EMISSIONS
# CO2 EMISSIONS

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

Nov 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 9,281 Views 43 Comments

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

# electricity - Monday 18 November, 2013

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action

Nov 18th 2013, 5:52 PM 14,656 Views 79 Comments

The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.

# electricity - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’
# Electricity Supply
# Electricity Supply

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

Nov 12th 2013, 8:01 PM 7,667 Views 50 Comments

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.

# electricity - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week
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# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Nov 5th 2013, 4:43 PM 28,715 Views 5 Comments

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

# electricity - Friday 1 November, 2013

Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy
# Blackout
# Blackout

Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy

Nov 1st 2013, 5:44 PM 15,496 Views 14 Comments

A power outage on the N11 has affected traffic lights and street lights, gardaí say.

# electricity - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland
# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

Oct 31st 2013, 1:09 PM 21,363 Views 73 Comments

It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.

# electricity - Friday 11 October, 2013

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street
# ESB
# ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

Oct 11th 2013, 6:43 PM 5,984 Views 18 Comments

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

# electricity - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment
# She's Electric
From The Daily Edge
# She's Electric

Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment

Oct 10th 2013, 7:31 AM 5,511 Views 5 Comments

I think I’m goin’ back, to the things I learned so well… in my yooooouth…

# electricity - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

7 tips for saving money this winter
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# Sponsored By Electric Ireland

7 tips for saving money this winter

Oct 9th 2013, 4:36 PM 40,687 Views 62 Comments

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.

# electricity - Thursday 3 October, 2013

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning
# Fliuch
# Fliuch

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:22 AM 7,970 Views 11 Comments

Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.

# electricity - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Gas and electricity prices increase from today
# Household Charges
# Household Charges

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Oct 1st 2013, 6:45 AM 7,933 Views 84 Comments

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

# electricity - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

1.8 million people have less than €100 left after bills are paid
# What's Left Survey
# What's Left Survey

1.8 million people have less than €100 left after bills are paid

Sep 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 10,081 Views 90 Comments

Plus here’s how much money people are spending on bills on average every month.