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# esb - Today's News

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'

3 hours ago 11,164 Views 16 Comments

The company’s hardship fund, which is there to aid customers struggling to pay bills, will be reviewed into the winter.

# esb - Yesterday's News

Oireachtas Committee to hear Electric Ireland had 'no choice' but to increase energy prices
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Oireachtas Committee to hear Electric Ireland had 'no choice' but to increase energy prices

21 hours ago 27,439 Views 85 Comments

The provider will answer questions from TDs and Senators on the recent gas and electricity price increases tomorrow.

# esb - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Explainer: How can energy profits and wholesale prices both be on the rise?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Explainer: How can energy profits and wholesale prices both be on the rise?

Sep 17th 2022, 9:00 AM 21,839 Views 47 Comments

ESB is the latest energy company to announce a large after-tax profit.

# esb - Friday 16 September, 2022

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,543 Views 99 Comments

The company recorded a jump from €128 million in the first half of 2021 to €390 million in the same period this year.

# esb - Monday 15 August, 2022

Status Orange thunderstorm warning for most of the country today as heatwave breaks
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Status Orange thunderstorm warning for most of the country today as heatwave breaks

Updated Aug 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 69,958 Views 21 Comments

A nationwide Status Orange thunderstorm warning is due to lapse at 9am this morning.

# esb - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power
# Dublin
# Dublin

Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power

Jul 19th 2022, 5:28 PM 28,611 Views 15 Comments

ESB Networks have said that it has affected more than 610 customers and they are working to solve the problem at Bedford Row.

# esb - Monday 30 May, 2022

ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge
# Energy
# Energy

ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge

May 30th 2022, 9:33 AM 12,852 Views 13 Comments

The jobs will be across a diverse range of skills from HR to marine biology.

# esb - Friday 18 February, 2022

Thousands of homes reconnected to the grid, but 44,000 remain without power after Storm Eunice
# ESB
# ESB

Thousands of homes reconnected to the grid, but 44,000 remain without power after Storm Eunice

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 6:07 PM 44,736 Views 19 Comments

Some weather warnings remain in effect for Ireland with severe gusts experienced across the country.

# esb - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 69,165 Views 49 Comments
  • The arrival of freezing temperatures in parts of Europe will likely increase European demand for natural gas.
  • While the forecast for Ireland is comparatively mild, supplies of gas are in relatively short supply across Europe due to a number of factors.
  • This could further increase wholesale gas prices, in turn, fueling electricity and gas bill hikes as soon as January.

# esb - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Live And Dangerous
# Live And Dangerous

ESB Networks is reminding people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2021, 12:14 PM 12,899 Views 16 Comments

The company is warning people never to use ESB Networks poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights as the electricity wires overhead are live and extremely dangerous.

# esb - Thursday 9 December, 2021

3,000 remain without power in wake of Storm Barra
# Storm Barra
# Storm Barra

3,000 remain without power in wake of Storm Barra

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 6:20 PM 12,430 Views 4 Comments

The ESB said it’s mainly customers in parts of Kerry, Sligo and Leitrim who are still dealing with faults.

# esb - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Storm Barra: 13,000 without power and 10,000 facing water supply issues amid clean-up operation

Dec 8th 2021, 8:34 PM 37,964 Views 7 Comments
  • Further high winds last night left thousands of homes, farms and businesses without power and water.
  • Some people may remain without power into tomorrow.
  • Six Boil Water Notices are currently in effect in various parts of the country.

# esb - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

ESB warn some customers to be left without electricity overnight as 38,000 remain without power

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 9:03 PM 117,325 Views 69 Comments

Most parts of the country are experiencing strong and gusty winds.

# esb - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event
# Power Trip
# Power Trip

Two big power stations disconnected from the national grid on Monday night in rare 'one-off' event

Nov 24th 2021, 4:12 PM 93,276 Views 47 Comments
  • 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.

# esb - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson
# Winter Power Supply
# Winter Power Supply

Eamon Ryan did not sanction €10m emergency power contract payment, says spokesperson

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,243 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil heard claims that EirGrid made a €10 million payment to ESB for a contract that was never completed.

# esb - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment
# Esb And Eirgrid
# Esb And Eirgrid

'How did this happen?' Dáil hears further concerns about €10m emergency power contract payment

Nov 9th 2021, 4:21 PM 17,905 Views 0 Comments

Last week, TD Barry Cowen alleged that the ESB may have “orchestrated” the current energy crisis for its own benefit.

# esb - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis

Nov 3rd 2021, 6:45 PM 45,976 Views 0 Comments

Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.

# esb - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

Sep 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,332 Views 45 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.

# esb - Saturday 24 July, 2021

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Jul 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,232 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

# esb - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend
# Dangerous Waters
# Dangerous Waters

ESB warns of dangers of swimming in reservoirs ahead of bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:13 PM 18,191 Views 18 Comments

Reservoirs are not safe for swimming due to the risk of fast-flowing water and uneven ground.

# 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 18,360 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 25,210 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 17,155 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 40,518 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 36,933 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 151,855 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 62,529 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 17,291 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 17,452 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 40,229 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 12,488 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 293,919 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 36,603 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 16,873 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 31,320 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 12,738 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 9,990 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 25,937 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 9,283 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 18,271 Views 43 Comments

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

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