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# esb - Friday 21 August, 2020

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# esb - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

# esb - Saturday 29 September, 2018

People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees

Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.

# esb - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

# esb - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

67,000 ESB customers still without power as Storm Ali causes havoc

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

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