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# 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 10,921 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 39,380 Views 24 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 30,254 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 28,917 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 23,079 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 26,572 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 69,940 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 27,393 Views 48 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 16,073 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 14,972 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 14,178 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 27,855 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 27,656 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 21,676 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 38,545 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 153,080 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 13,936 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 25,305 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 6,153 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 20,516 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 26,127 Views 23 Comments

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
# Phishing Scam
# Phishing Scam

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

Nov 18th 2015, 11:43 AM 28,309 Views 23 Comments

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
# Storm Barney
# Storm Barney

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

Nov 17th 2015, 9:58 PM 54,687 Views 47 Comments

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
# NO POWER
# NO POWER

Thousands left in the dark after power cut in west Dublin

Oct 30th 2015, 9:20 PM 27,714 Views 42 Comments

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
# Let There Be Light
# Let There Be Light

Electricity restored to Dublin households affected by ESB power cut

Sep 12th 2015, 10:17 AM 9,284 Views 16 Comments

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
# Power Cut
# Power Cut

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

Aug 5th 2015, 5:59 AM 24,621 Views 53 Comments

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
# Saorview
# Saorview

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

Jul 6th 2015, 12:22 PM 20,073 Views 14 Comments

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
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

May 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,641 Views 97 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

May 18th 2015, 5:52 PM 21,403 Views 60 Comments

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
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

We have to wait another six months to see garda records

May 6th 2015, 4:50 PM 8,433 Views 12 Comments

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
# Fast And Furious
# Fast And Furious

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

Apr 14th 2015, 11:00 AM 28,867 Views 85 Comments

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
# Electric Shocks
# Electric Shocks

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

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,436 Views 19 Comments

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

# esb - Sunday 15 March, 2015

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

The perfect way to wake up this Mother's Day

Mar 15th 2015, 9:13 AM 2,768 Views 1 Comment

Here, have a cry.

# esb - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 10th 2015, 10:23 AM 9,328 Views 29 Comments

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
# Electrician
# Electrician

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

Mar 9th 2015, 4:36 PM 22,891 Views 37 Comments

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
# Bogus Calls
# Bogus Calls

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

Mar 5th 2015, 7:49 PM 22,741 Views 14 Comments

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
# Hundreds Offline
# Hundreds Offline

Lightning now a problem as crews work to reconnect power

Jan 16th 2015, 7:34 AM 5,159 Views 5 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

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

Jan 15th 2015, 5:53 PM 16,707 Views 44 Comments

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
# Limerick
# Limerick

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 20,675 Views 15 Comments

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

# esb - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin
# Warning
# Warning

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin

Dec 30th 2014, 9:46 PM 34,925 Views 48 Comments

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