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# 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 88,194 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 19,684 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 20,685 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 19,163 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 28,397 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 14,231 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 13,427 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 8,102 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 17,427 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 23,129 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 7,650 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 19,093 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 13,215 Views 6 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 29,181 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 631 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 38,151 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 25,305 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 10,251 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 19,103 Views 32 Comments

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

# esb - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs
# Start Of Summer
# Start Of Summer

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

Jun 4th 2016, 7:20 AM 10,952 Views 5 Comments

The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.

# esb - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Check out these amazing photos of the modern home exhibition at the RDS from 1967
# So Mod
# So Mod

Check out these amazing photos of the modern home exhibition at the RDS from 1967

Apr 24th 2016, 9:30 PM 39,403 Views 23 Comments

By 1967 many homes were connected so there was a strong focus on electrical devices for sale.

# esb - Friday 22 April, 2016

These old photos show a changing Ireland as electricity spread across the country
# Light Up
# Light Up

These old photos show a changing Ireland as electricity spread across the country

Apr 22nd 2016, 2:27 PM 30,466 Views 30 Comments

An interactive map lists each area connected during the rural electrification and shows when they were connected.

# esb - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves

Apr 19th 2016, 8:45 AM 29,025 Views 86 Comments

Around 120,000 ESB customers in west Dublin were left without power after the blaze.

# esb - Friday 15 April, 2016

ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers

Apr 15th 2016, 9:36 AM 24,595 Views 76 Comments

ESB workers have been offered a 5.5% pay rise over the next two and a half years.

# esb - Monday 11 April, 2016

Ireland's state power supplier is planning a major leap into solar energy
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Ireland's state power supplier is planning a major leap into solar energy

Apr 11th 2016, 11:40 AM 26,734 Views 111 Comments

The ESB scheme could increase installed solar capacity more than a hundredfold.

# esb - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Looking for work? ESB is taking on up to 100 apprentices this year
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Looking for work? ESB is taking on up to 100 apprentices this year

Mar 19th 2016, 8:15 AM 70,203 Views 10 Comments

The majority of the apprenticeships will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships.

# esb - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables

Mar 15th 2016, 5:46 PM 27,421 Views 47 Comments

A number of planned searches were carried out in Leixlip.

# esb - Thursday 3 March, 2016

One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree
# Get Outdoors
# Get Outdoors

One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree

Mar 3rd 2016, 1:57 PM 16,144 Views 97 Comments

Half of children spend more time in front of a screen than outside.

# esb - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Latest winter storm leaves over 6,000 without power
# Outages
# Outages

Latest winter storm leaves over 6,000 without power

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 15,001 Views 9 Comments

ESB crews are working to restore outages in challenging conditions.

# esb - Monday 22 February, 2016

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power
# Electricity Faults
# Electricity Faults

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:20 AM 14,198 Views 10 Comments

Several counties have been hit, with Mayo worst affected.

# esb - Monday 15 February, 2016

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians
# Donegal
# Donegal

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

Feb 15th 2016, 9:09 PM 28,041 Views 14 Comments

The men are attempting to find out when the houses will be vacant by asking residents when they are available for repairs or upgrades.

# esb - Friday 5 February, 2016

Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend

Feb 5th 2016, 11:47 AM 27,675 Views 17 Comments

The ESB has advised that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will be reduced today.

# esb - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Man in court for tampering with meters so he could offer 'cheaper' gas and electricity
# Low Prices
# Low Prices

Man in court for tampering with meters so he could offer 'cheaper' gas and electricity

Jan 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 22,558 Views 0 Comments

McLoughlin had advised a ‘client’ to top the meter up by €10 a week and Bord Gáis “won’t come near you”.

# esb - Saturday 9 January, 2016

There could be some further spot flooding tonight
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

There could be some further spot flooding tonight

Jan 9th 2016, 7:43 PM 38,582 Views 31 Comments

And that’s before temperatures plummet next week.

# esb - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Yellow weather warning remains in place as 4,600 homes still without power
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

Yellow weather warning remains in place as 4,600 homes still without power

Dec 30th 2015, 10:35 PM 153,208 Views 111 Comments

Storm Frank also caused havoc in Northern Ireland, Northern England and Scotland.

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?
# Energy
# Energy

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

Dec 30th 2015, 6:00 AM 13,957 Views 72 Comments

In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.

# esb - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Counties Limerick and Clare are braced for the worst as the Shannon continues to rise
# Flooding
# Flooding

Counties Limerick and Clare are braced for the worst as the Shannon continues to rise

Dec 27th 2015, 2:07 PM 25,342 Views 22 Comments

Limerick City and County Council have issued a weather alert as the spill rate at Lough Derg’s Parteen Weir is increased once more.

# esb - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

A Dublin shop hit by a power cut came up with a very Christmassy solution
# Lights Out
From The Daily Edge
# Lights Out

A Dublin shop hit by a power cut came up with a very Christmassy solution

Dec 15th 2015, 1:55 PM 6,183 Views 1 Comment

Jam Art Factory has been in the dark for two days.

# esb - Sunday 13 December, 2015

People living along the Shannon are being warned to brace for more flooding
# Sandbags
# Sandbags

People living along the Shannon are being warned to brace for more flooding

Dec 13th 2015, 12:13 PM 20,560 Views 52 Comments

The ESB says that river flowing through the Parteen Weir is set to increase.

# esb - Monday 7 December, 2015

Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Bad news for Clare, it has just been hit with a new flood warning

Dec 7th 2015, 1:48 PM 26,158 Views 23 Comments

The area was heavily hit over the weekend.