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# esb - Sunday 24 April, 2016

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains videos

One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree

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

ESB crews are working to restore outages in challenging conditions.

# esb - Monday 22 February, 2016

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power

Several counties have been hit, with Mayo worst affected.

# esb - Monday 15 February, 2016

Scam artists are posing as ESB technicians

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

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

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

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

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars? Energy This post contains a poll

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The area was heavily hit over the weekend.

# esb - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

This is what ESB want you to do if you've received one of these scam emails

A number of customers have been targeted as part of a phishing scam.

# esb - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Power restored to many but 25,000 homes are still in the dark

ESB Networks says its infrastructure has been bit by winds of up to 125km per hour.

# esb - Friday 30 October, 2015

Thousands left in the dark after power cut in west Dublin

ESB said it is working to repair the fault that caused the outage.

# esb - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Electricity restored to Dublin households affected by ESB power cut

The outage was caused by a fire at one of the network’s sub-stations.

# esb - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

€100k damage as gang uses heavy-duty equipment to steal 7km of ESB cables

There’s been a huge increase in similar incidents. Just in July, there were four in Galway, and one each in Wicklow, Laois and Cavan.

# esb - Monday 6 July, 2015

Lightning caused the biggest headache for telly transmissions in 12 years yesterday

A lightning strike in Louth caused damage to a 2rn mast and ESB substation.

# esb - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.

# esb - Monday 18 May, 2015

Copper is being taken from live electricity wires - and it's VERY dangerous

Thefts mean that the lines are cut and electricity is affected.

# esb - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

The FOI Act has extended the deadline for Irish Rail, the ESB and Eirgrid also.

# esb - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

# esb - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB

Profits are down at the semi-state, but it’s still delivering a €300 million windfall to the government.

# esb - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge The perfect way to wake up this Mother's Day Going Back

The perfect way to wake up this Mother's Day

Here, have a cry.

# esb - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years

That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.

# esb - Monday 9 March, 2015

ESB fined €250,000 after 22-year-old apprentice died after being electrocuted in Finglas

Shane Conlon died after he was electrified by a live apparatus in January 2013.

# esb - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Has someone called you claiming to be from ESB? It could be a scam

People are being advised to communicate with their suppliers only using the phone numbers provided on their bills.

# esb - Friday 16 January, 2015

Lightning now a problem as crews work to reconnect power

ESB crews worked in hazardous conditions yesterday when 17,000 customers were without power.

# esb - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

# esb - Saturday 3 January, 2015

If your electricity went last night...it should be back by now

Up to 2,000 homes in Limerick have been affected.

# esb - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin

Dubln Fire Brigade and the ESB urged people not to touch cables if they fall and to get in touch.

# esb - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.