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# 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 14,148 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 18,050 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 17,904 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 24,848 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 17,047 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 40,486 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 36,908 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 151,758 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 62,226 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 17,251 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 17,306 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 40,214 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 12,460 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 293,827 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 36,584 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 16,830 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 31,310 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 12,719 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 9,944 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 25,797 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 9,253 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 18,232 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 109,984 Views 123 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 1,904 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 58,427 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 75,788 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 18,269 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 16,746 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 46,621 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 25,734 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 13,752 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 102,691 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 102,083 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 41,369 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 39,260 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 88,061 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 22,674 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 18,104 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 7,940 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.

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