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# esb - Friday 23 April, 2021

ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful
# ESB
# ESB

ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful

Apr 23rd 2021, 9:22 AM 17,745 Views 16 Comments

The IWU are taking the action over a claimed lack of consultation on outsourced work to the private sector.

# esb - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur
# The Stacks
# The Stacks

Foundations of iconic Poolbeg chimneys at risk of corrosion due to presence of sulphur

Apr 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,688 Views 62 Comments
  • The ESB said chemical analysis undertaken last year identified the presence of the corrosive element.
  • It's planned works will be carried out on the iconic chimneys this year, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • Councillor Dermot Lacey has called for the towers to be protected and repainted.

# esb - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 16,986 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# esb - Monday 28 December, 2020

Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place

Dec 28th 2020, 7:16 AM 40,481 Views 8 Comments

The warning is valid for seven counties until 2pm.

# esb - Friday 21 August, 2020

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

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

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 36,904 Views 24 Comments

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

# esb - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall
# Power Outages
# Power Outages

Over 10,000 homes and businesses without power as Storm Ellen makes landfall

Updated Aug 19th 2020, 10:55 PM 151,719 Views 40 Comments

A Status Red wind warning is in effect in Cork until midnight.

# esb - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Factcheck: Are dognappers marking targets with stickers on ESB pillars?
# In The Doghouse
# In The Doghouse

Factcheck: Are dognappers marking targets with stickers on ESB pillars?

Aug 4th 2020, 7:30 PM 61,991 Views 37 Comments

Social media users have claimed that dog thieves are using stickers on ESB mini pillars to mark houses where dogs will be stolen.

# esb - Friday 24 April, 2020

ESB issues warning against swimming in reservoirs during Covid-19 crisis
# No Swimming
# No Swimming

ESB issues warning against swimming in reservoirs during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24th 2020, 11:09 AM 17,125 Views 10 Comments

ESB said it was concerned about the combination of good weather and more people off work and school.

# esb - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil
# Cable Leaks
# Cable Leaks

ESB failed to report 48 cases of underground cables leaking 'hazardous' oil

Feb 26th 2020, 1:09 PM 17,236 Views 19 Comments

Approximately 177km of fluid-filled cables remain in service in Ireland.

# esb - Monday 17 February, 2020

More heavy rain, thunder and spot flooding on the way
# Storm Dennis
# Storm Dennis

More heavy rain, thunder and spot flooding on the way

Updated Feb 17th 2020, 8:13 AM 40,210 Views 2 Comments

Over 1,000 premises are still without power after Storm Dennis.

# esb - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads
# Storm Brendan
# Storm Brendan

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads

Jan 14th 2020, 7:33 AM 12,451 Views 6 Comments

There are reports of flooding and debris on the roads this morning, so drivers are being urged to take care.

# esb - Monday 13 January, 2020

Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
# Status Orange
# Status Orange

Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:10 PM 293,799 Views 76 Comments

A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.

# esb - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 10:02 PM 36,580 Views 8 Comments

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

# esb - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Decorations
# Decorations

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,819 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

# esb - Monday 9 December, 2019

Motorists urged to take extra caution after Storm Atiyah downs trees and cuts power
# Storm Atiyah
# Storm Atiyah

Motorists urged to take extra caution after Storm Atiyah downs trees and cuts power

Dec 9th 2019, 7:32 AM 31,309 Views 7 Comments

Around 1,200 homes and businesses in Cork and Kerry are without power this morning.

# esb - Thursday 28 November, 2019

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

ESB to take 50% share in €2 billion wind farm off Scottish coast

Nov 28th 2019, 8:56 AM 12,711 Views 37 Comments

The wind farm is expected to be completed by 2023.

# esb - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

Nov 20th 2019, 4:39 PM 9,932 Views 24 Comments

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# esb - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,748 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# esb - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Ministers to hold talks with Midlands ESB workers over peat plant closures

Nov 11th 2019, 7:46 AM 9,250 Views 19 Comments

The closure of the two plants was announced last Friday.

# esb - Friday 8 November, 2019

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants
# ESB
# ESB

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

Nov 8th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,213 Views 43 Comments

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

# esb - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

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

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 6:42 PM 109,978 Views 122 Comments

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
# Feature
# Feature

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:02 AM 1,899 Views 3 Comments

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
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

Power outages as thunderstorms sweep through the east of the country

Sep 21st 2019, 3:50 PM 58,420 Views 24 Comments

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
# End Of Free Charging
# End Of Free Charging

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:58 AM 75,745 Views 198 Comments

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
# Shannonbridge
# Shannonbridge

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 18,223 Views 40 Comments

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
# Lough Ree
# Lough Ree

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford

Jul 11th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,723 Views 16 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line

Jun 28th 2019, 10:19 PM 46,588 Views 63 Comments

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
# WiFi
# WiFi

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

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,722 Views 109 Comments

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
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,736 Views 29 Comments

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
# Storm Hannah
# Storm Hannah

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

Updated Apr 27th 2019, 6:00 PM 102,679 Views 31 Comments

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
# Status Red
# Status Red

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

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 11:07 PM 102,076 Views 58 Comments

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?
# Range Anxiety
# Range Anxiety

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

Apr 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 41,244 Views 136 Comments

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
# Storm Gareth
# Storm Gareth

Thousands without power after Storm Gareth brings night of strong winds

Mar 13th 2019, 7:49 AM 30,294 Views 9 Comments

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
# Electricity
# Electricity

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

Jan 27th 2019, 7:48 AM 39,258 Views 27 Comments

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
# ESB

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 88,050 Views 71 Comments

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
# CLEAN ELECTRICITY
# CLEAN ELECTRICITY

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

Jan 5th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,666 Views 14 Comments

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
# Status Yellow
# Status Yellow

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

Dec 18th 2018, 7:25 AM 18,101 Views 15 Comments

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
# Nothing To Do With Us
# Nothing To Do With Us

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

Oct 15th 2018, 6:20 AM 7,931 Views 7 Comments

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
# Off The Grid
# Off The Grid

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

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 1:19 PM 49,340 Views 44 Comments

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
# Let Me Go
# Let Me Go

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

Oct 8th 2018, 4:12 PM 20,219 Views 27 Comments

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.

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