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# esb - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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

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

Updated Sep 19th 2018, 8:20 PM 105,013 Views 100 Comments

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

# esb - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain
# Deeper Underground
# Deeper Underground

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain

Aug 11th 2018, 9:00 PM 40,117 Views 20 Comments

We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs and tunnels to find out how it all works.

# esb - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union

Jul 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 31,817 Views 50 Comments

550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.

# esb - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs
# Danger
# Danger

'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs

May 29th 2018, 2:56 PM 29,374 Views 23 Comments

They said unusual flows of water and uneven ground can lead to dangers for swimmers.

# esb - Friday 6 April, 2018

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles
# Charged Debate
# Charged Debate

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles

Apr 6th 2018, 11:28 AM 16,136 Views 100 Comments

ESB Networks asked campaigners in Eighth Amendment referendum to refrain from putting posters on poles for safety reasons.

# esb - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Thousands of homes still without water and power
# Cut Off
# Cut Off

Thousands of homes still without water and power

Mar 4th 2018, 10:49 AM 11,613 Views 24 Comments

Crews have been working through the night to restore service.

# esb - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Major progress made with reconnections, but 11,000 homes still without power in southeast
# Power Outage
# Power Outage

Major progress made with reconnections, but 11,000 homes still without power in southeast

Mar 3rd 2018, 5:46 PM 22,345 Views 9 Comments

Electricity has been restored to 13,000 homes since 6am this morning.

# esb - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country
# Electricity
# Electricity

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country

Mar 1st 2018, 10:10 PM 103,291 Views 61 Comments

ESB is estimating that 8pm tomorrow is the soonest time that any power outages can be repaired.

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up
# Power
# Power

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up

Mar 1st 2018, 8:11 PM 47,822 Views 46 Comments

Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.

# esb - Friday 23 February, 2018

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:35 AM 29,263 Views 34 Comments

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

# esb - Monday 19 February, 2018

Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre
# Power Out
# Power Out

Power restored after outages affect thousands in Dublin city centre

Feb 19th 2018, 3:28 PM 50,970 Views 32 Comments

ESB Networks has been dealing with the issue.

# esb - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
# Internet
# Internet

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Jan 31st 2018, 6:46 PM 29,430 Views 94 Comments

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

# esb - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

ESB continues to work to restore power after 55,000 homes affected by Storm Eleanor
# ESB
# ESB

ESB continues to work to restore power after 55,000 homes affected by Storm Eleanor

Jan 2nd 2018, 10:14 PM 30,261 Views 29 Comments

Met Éireann has issued three Status Orange wind warnings and two Status Yellow warnings.

# esb - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Hundreds of homes still without power as Storm Dylan passes through
# ESB
# ESB

Hundreds of homes still without power as Storm Dylan passes through

Dec 31st 2017, 11:04 AM 31,240 Views 18 Comments

The storm brought strong winds and high seas to parts of the country overnight.

# esb - Thursday 26 October, 2017

High Court action by ESB worker fired after being considered 'risk to national infrastructure' resolved
# Courts
# Courts

High Court action by ESB worker fired after being considered 'risk to national infrastructure' resolved

Oct 26th 2017, 10:56 AM 23,246 Views 0 Comments

Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after he was fired from his role.

# esb - Friday 20 October, 2017

Trains to be suspended and power repairs put on hold as Storm Brian closes in
# Brianstorm
# Brianstorm

Trains to be suspended and power repairs put on hold as Storm Brian closes in

Oct 20th 2017, 7:55 PM 51,602 Views 39 Comments

Thousands of homes across the country are still without power after Storm Ophelia landed on Monday.

High Court prevents dismissal of man after ESB considered him a 'risk to national infrastructure'
# ESB
# ESB

High Court prevents dismissal of man after ESB considered him a 'risk to national infrastructure'

Oct 20th 2017, 5:09 PM 38,515 Views 0 Comments

Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after he was fired from his role.

# esb - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online
# Power Up
# Power Up

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

Oct 19th 2017, 8:28 AM 5,910 Views 17 Comments

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

# esb - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country
# Status Red
# Status Red

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Oct 17th 2017, 6:27 PM 93,031 Views 36 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

# esb - Monday 16 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
# Power Outages
# Power Outages

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days

Oct 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 140,557 Views 88 Comments

ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.

# esb - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes
# Electric Generations
# Electric Generations

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes

Oct 1st 2017, 8:31 PM 19,761 Views 30 Comments

A new exhibition, Electric Generations, looks at how electricity was sold to Irish people.

# esb - Sunday 24 September, 2017

ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity
# Let There Be Light
# Let There Be Light

ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity

Sep 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 86,948 Views 46 Comments

Ireland’s network was the first fully integrated national electricity service in the world.

# esb - Friday 18 August, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade tackles blaze at ESB hub in Milltown
# Power Outage
# Power Outage

Dublin Fire Brigade tackles blaze at ESB hub in Milltown

Aug 18th 2017, 12:53 PM 19,671 Views 7 Comments

The ESB has said it is working to restore power “quickly and safely”.

# esb - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?
# Electric Avenue
# Electric Avenue

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Jul 29th 2017, 9:45 AM 20,481 Views 113 Comments

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# esb - Friday 28 July, 2017

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: 'Electric cars are about to go mainstream in a dramatic way'

Jul 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,121 Views 180 Comments

We don’t make cars or batteries or charging stations but we can write the software and smart grid codes, writes Eamon Ryan.

# esb - Monday 1 May, 2017

Photos: Litter-picking turf-war at Blessington Lakes leaves locals frustrated
# Baltinglass
# Baltinglass

Photos: Litter-picking turf-war at Blessington Lakes leaves locals frustrated

May 1st 2017, 10:00 AM 28,293 Views 51 Comments

Wicklow County Council refuses to pick up rubbish collected by locals from ESB land around Blessington Lakes.

# esb - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,171 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# esb - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Over 1,000 power outages following strong winds overnight and fire at Dublin substation
# Disruption
# Disruption

Over 1,000 power outages following strong winds overnight and fire at Dublin substation

Jan 11th 2017, 9:13 AM 13,381 Views 6 Comments

The disruptions have been reported in parts of Carlow, Kilkenny, Galway, Sligo and Cork.

# esb - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Almost 400 Dublin homes left without power overnight after sub station fire
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Almost 400 Dublin homes left without power overnight after sub station fire

Dec 29th 2016, 8:09 AM 8,079 Views 0 Comments

It’s not known what caused the fire but vandalism has been ruled out.

# esb - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Almost 400 homes left without power in west Dublin after ESB sub station fire
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Almost 400 homes left without power in west Dublin after ESB sub station fire

Dec 28th 2016, 8:48 PM 17,366 Views 15 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade worked with the ESB to make the scene safe a short time ago.

# esb - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

ESB to replace 27,000 meters that may be overcharging customers
# Refunded
# Refunded

ESB to replace 27,000 meters that may be overcharging customers

Dec 20th 2016, 8:40 AM 22,585 Views 30 Comments

It estimates that around 10% of these could be faulty.

# esb - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'
# The Flood
# The Flood

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'

Dec 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,576 Views 24 Comments

Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.

# esb - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Seventy years ago today, the social history of Ireland began changing forever
# Wire To Wire
# Wire To Wire

Seventy years ago today, the social history of Ireland began changing forever

Nov 5th 2016, 3:14 PM 18,935 Views 9 Comments

Almost two million people were without electricity in rural Ireland in 1946.

# esb - Thursday 27 October, 2016

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands
# Power To The People
# Power To The People

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

Oct 27th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,131 Views 5 Comments

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

# esb - Thursday 13 October, 2016

QUIZ: How Sensible Are You?

QUIZ: How Sensible Are You?

Oct 13th 2016, 10:47 AM 28,565 Views 14 Comments

See sense and take five minutes to take this quiz.

# esb - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme
# Column
# Column

Sputniks and brown bread: The story of one day during Ireland's rural electrification scheme

Oct 2nd 2016, 6:30 PM 495 Views 17 Comments

“What in God’s name will I do if that electric yoke won’t bake brown bread?”

# esb - Friday 16 September, 2016

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault
# ESB
# ESB

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault

Sep 16th 2016, 9:06 PM 38,081 Views 28 Comments

A power fault has affected an area in the northeast of the city, covering Donaghmede, Howth junction, Sutton, and into the Malahide Road area.

# esb - Monday 8 August, 2016

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands
# Put On The Kettle
# Put On The Kettle

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands

Aug 8th 2016, 9:15 PM 25,238 Views 27 Comments

A special generator will power the islands until the undersea cable is repaired.

# esb - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow
# Blackout
# Blackout

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow

Aug 7th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,222 Views 3 Comments

The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.

# esb - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds
# Power Out
# Power Out

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:46 AM 19,004 Views 32 Comments

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.