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# esb - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out

Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.

# esb - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Over 1,000 households without power as storm hits West

Homes and businesses in Galway, Tipperary, Kerry and Mayo are all affected. Further high winds are forecast for this afternoon.

# esb - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas

The electricity provider looks set to enter the broadband market after new laws have been published by the Government.

# esb - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Restoration of Dublin's Georgian Mile is 'what the people want'

The public have until the January 17 to submit their views on the proposed redeveloped of the ESB’s Fitzwilliam Street HQ.

# esb - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From floods to freezing: Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop

As wintry showers continue in parts, snow is expected on high ground but could affect low-lying regions.

# esb - Friday 3 January, 2014

Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides

Met Éireann releases new alert for this afternoon as wild weather set to continue.

# esb - Monday 30 December, 2013

Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years'

In excess of 100,000 customers around Ireland were affected by the storm.

# esb - Saturday 28 December, 2013

ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power

The company there are an average of eight customers per fault now that they are working on some of the smaller faults around the country.

# esb - Friday 27 December, 2013

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight

ESB Networks says it still has to fix about 1,000 faults on the network.

Storm leaves thousands without power and telephone services

Numbers are expected to rise as the bad weather continues.

# esb - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge These ESB ads from the 1980s will take you right back Going Back

These ESB ads from the 1980s will take you right back

Night Saver, Dreamlover, Only You… they’re all here.

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you tear the wrapping from those gifts and contemplate whether it’s too early to have that first Baileys…

# esb - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

ESB restores power to 20k customers but urges conservation of electricity in Achill

There were major faults in the system in west Galway and on Achill this afternoon.

# esb - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled

Crews have now restored the power that was disturbed by lightning strikes this morning.

# esb - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

Power restored for most but strong winds will return tomorrow

At the peak of the disruption 25,000 homes and business were without power but most have now been fixed.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down

ESB Network crews will go out at first light this morning to assess the damage and work to restore power.

# esb - Monday 16 December, 2013

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

# esb - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s Cook Electric

We can't stop watching this 'So Clean, So Nice' ESB ad from the 80s

When you wanna get your man a pan…

# esb - Monday 9 December, 2013

Poll: Are you satisfied with the resolution of the ESB strike threat? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with the resolution of the ESB strike threat?

The strike has been averted, but unions and the ESB disagree on whether the deal will add any liabilities to the company’s balance sheet.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Strike averted, but ESB and unions differ on terms of the deal

ESB released a statement saying that the deal will not add any liabilities to their balance sheet, but unions disagreed.

# esb - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances

The minister said the scheme made “marvellous progress in 2012″ and he hopes common sense will prevail at talks today.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# esb - Friday 6 December, 2013

ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators

The company’s Unions’ Dispute Committee says it will implement a “full withdrawal of labour” later this month, although will not be meeting the Labour Relations Committee today.

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management

A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.

# esb - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines

More than 1,400 homes in Northern Ireland are without power this evening.

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"

Minister Pat Rabbitte has requested that the LRC intervene as power disruptions would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.

Quinn on ESB strike threat: We're acutely aware of the seriousness of the situation

It was Education Minister Ruairí Quinn fielding questions in the Dáil this morning.

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

# esb - Monday 2 December, 2013

Thieves warned that stealing the ESB's overhead wires is 'very dangerous'

Gardaí and ESB Networks issued a joint statement on the issue this afternoon.

# esb - Saturday 30 November, 2013

ESB unions in public spat with management over 'protective notice'

Notice of industrial action was served on management yesterday, and customers have been told to expect power outages.

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

# esb - Friday 29 November, 2013

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.

No resolution in sight as ESB workers serve strike notice

There has been no third-party intervention mooted at this stage of the dispute.

# esb - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.

Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’

The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.