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#ESB

# 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 54,719 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 27,867 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 9,309 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 24,699 Views 54 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 20,099 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 10,699 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 21,462 Views 58 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 8,458 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 28,949 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 16,462 Views 18 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 2,770 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 9,349 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 23,437 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 23,372 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 5,168 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 16,748 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 20,681 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 34,935 Views 47 Comments

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
# Appointments
# Appointments

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

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,291 Views 60 Comments

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

# esb - Thursday 30 October, 2014

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west
# On The Grid
# On The Grid

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west

Oct 30th 2014, 4:42 PM 9,737 Views 40 Comments

The money is the second part of a €200 million ESB agreement with the European Investment Bank.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support
# Power Play
# Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,899 Views 68 Comments

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

# esb - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Ireland's super-fast broadband war has begun and it's coming to a town near you
# Game On
# Game On

Ireland's super-fast broadband war has begun and it's coming to a town near you

Oct 28th 2014, 9:37 AM 34,386 Views 101 Comments

Every county town in Ireland will have access to the same broadband technology as Tokyo within a few years.

# esb - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month
# Going Down
# Going Down

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month

Oct 9th 2014, 2:57 PM 13,050 Views 19 Comments

A typical household will save around €25 per year.

Everyone's favourite ESB ad gets an absolutely hilarious update
# Feckin Lamp
From The Daily Edge
# Feckin Lamp

Everyone's favourite ESB ad gets an absolutely hilarious update

Oct 9th 2014, 11:18 AM 8,182 Views 4 Comments

“I’m gone doddery”.

ESB has restored power to 12,500 homes....7,500 still to go
# Lightning Strikes
# Lightning Strikes

ESB has restored power to 12,500 homes....7,500 still to go

Oct 9th 2014, 8:01 AM 6,718 Views 22 Comments

A severe storm with lightning strikes caused the power outages.

# esb - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight

Oct 8th 2014, 10:54 PM 23,893 Views 28 Comments

The south of the country has been worst affected by poor weather conditions.

# esb - Monday 6 October, 2014

Thousands without power and some commuter services suspended
# Be Careful Out There
# Be Careful Out There

Thousands without power and some commuter services suspended

Oct 6th 2014, 7:32 AM 22,174 Views 39 Comments

There were winds of up to 100 kilometres in some areas last night.

# esb - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

GAA fans warned not to attach flags to ESB poles ahead of All-Ireland finals
# Get Down Off That Ladder
# Get Down Off That Ladder

GAA fans warned not to attach flags to ESB poles ahead of All-Ireland finals

Sep 17th 2014, 3:41 PM 11,087 Views 15 Comments

Especially YOU, Kerry and Donegal people.

# esb - Monday 1 September, 2014

Your television may be running on turf. Really
# Bog Cuttings
# Bog Cuttings

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Sep 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 10,396 Views 22 Comments

Around 6% of the nations power is still drawn from peat burning power stations.

# esb - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Extra charge on pay-as-you-go electricity in some shops
# Musgraves
# Musgraves

Extra charge on pay-as-you-go electricity in some shops

Aug 19th 2014, 3:24 PM 14,111 Views 37 Comments

St Vincent de Paul has criticised retailers who add on the charge.

# esb - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin
# Power Out
# Power Out

Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin

Aug 7th 2014, 12:55 PM 10,180 Views 15 Comments

The fault was first noted just after 3.30am today.

# esb - Thursday 31 July, 2014

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year
# Getting Greener
# Getting Greener

ESB power stations cut CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes last year

Jul 31st 2014, 4:09 PM 5,293 Views 25 Comments

Despite the good figures, Eamon Ryan is worried about a “lack of political will” on renewable energy.

Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon

Jul 31st 2014, 10:40 AM 20,329 Views 51 Comments

There are currently no plans for a replacement facility.

# esb - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car "every 60km"
# Sorted For E-cars
# Sorted For E-cars

You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car "every 60km"

Jul 30th 2014, 11:03 PM 16,684 Views 89 Comments

What do you mean you don’t have an electric car? Get with the programme.

# esb - Friday 11 July, 2014

No decision made (yet) about the future of the Poolbeg chimneys
# Holy Smokes
# Holy Smokes

No decision made (yet) about the future of the Poolbeg chimneys

Jul 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,907 Views 27 Comments

Despite reports that the iconic Poolbeg chimneys are to be demolished, ESB state that the process is still in the deliberation stage.

This is what ESB's modern Fitzwilliam St headquarters could look like
# New Look
# New Look

This is what ESB's modern Fitzwilliam St headquarters could look like

Jul 11th 2014, 5:58 PM 14,700 Views 35 Comments

The ESB said the new complex will bring back the ‘essence of the street’ while creating a dynamic office space.

# esb - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

Jul 8th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,601 Views 42 Comments

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

# esb - Thursday 3 July, 2014

That party the ESB staged inside a mountain appears to have gone pretty well...
# Rock Concert
# Rock Concert

That party the ESB staged inside a mountain appears to have gone pretty well...

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:46 PM 19,844 Views 28 Comments

The energy provider has been hosting a concert inside Turlough Hill to mark the hydro-electric station’s 40th birthday.

The ESB are throwing a party inside a mountain today
# Very James Bond
# Very James Bond

The ESB are throwing a party inside a mountain today

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 25,432 Views 50 Comments

Yes, really.

# esb - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan
# High In Fibre
# High In Fibre

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:33 PM 51,740 Views 76 Comments

ESB and Vodafone are going 50:50 on the deal.