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# esb - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation Exclusive

The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.

# esb - Friday 4 November, 2011

Almost 70 per cent of unpaid hospital charges owed by VHI - report

According to figures obtained by the Medical Independent, the VHI owes more money to the HSE in unpaid hospital charges than any other insurer.

# esb - Monday 31 October, 2011

State did not reject ESB package - because it hasn't even seen it

It was reported today that the government has rejected a generous ESB severance package due to be offered to staff – but the ESB says it hasn’t even approached the State with a new offer.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning, including… 540 arrests made under the new “aggressive begging” legislation, the tragic death of the young Cork boy who died in his mother’s arms, and the latest on arrests made in the Darren Falsey murder case.

# esb - Friday 28 October, 2011

"I'd like to go back to where I was before it ever happened": Teresa Treacy speaks

In advance of a meeting with barristers about her conflict with the ESB and Eirgrid on her land, Teresa Treacy spoke to TheJournal.ie about her experiences in jail, and her hopes for the future.

# esb - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

ESB announces new chief executive - with pay above €250k cap

Pat O’Doherty, the energy provider’s international operations director, will succeed Padraig McManus – on a salary of €318,000.

# esb - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Pre-paid electricity meters rolled out for customers in arrears

The new pre-payment meters are aimed at those who are in arrears and having trouble paying their gas or electricity bills.

# esb - Friday 14 October, 2011

Electricity and gas disconnections down this year

The number of households that have had their gas or electricity disconnected up to August this year has dropped compared to 2010, a new report shows.

# esb - Sunday 9 October, 2011

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Teresa Treacy meets young supporters after release from jail

Teresa Treacy, who was released from jail on Thursday, met with some of her young supporters this weekend.

# esb - Thursday 6 October, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: The presidential candidates doing well in the latest opinion polls; tributes flow for Steve Jobs, and who is the Irish Examiner columnist who is accused of plagiarism?

Teresa Treacy released from prison

The Offaly woman had been jailed three weeks ago for contempt of court after she refused to allow ESB and Eirgrid to construct a power line on her land.

Inquiry into Teresa Treacy Mountjoy interview

The 65-year-old has been in jail for contempt of court for over three weeks over her refusal to facilitate court-ordered ESB work on her land.

# esb - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Protesters mass at ESB offices over Teresa Treacy jailing

More than 100 people gathered in Dublin calling for Ms Treacy’s release, including members of the Oireachtas.

# esb - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Thousands sign petition to free jailed woman Teresa Treacy

Tree-cutting has stopped over the weekend on the 65-year-old’s land, where a protest camp has been set up.

# esb - Friday 30 September, 2011

"Vast majority" of tree-cutting completed on Teresa Treacy's land

That is according to Eirgrid and the ESB, who once again stated their “deep regret” over Ms Treacy’s jailing for contempt of court.

# esb - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Government creates NewERA fund to oversee management of semi-states

A new fund will be created, under the authority of the NTMA, to oversee the state’s ownership of semi-state companies.

# esb - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest from the presidential election campaign; sex toy adverts; The Sopranos; and what Amazon is doing to rival Apple’s iPad.

ESB and Eirgrid say they 'deeply regret' Teresa Treacy situation

The landowner in Co Offaly has been in jail for the past two weeks after asserting the utility companies would not be allowed to carry out work on her land.

# esb - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Standoff in Offaly as ESB moves onto Teresa Treacy land

The ESB has this morning moved onto Treacy’s lands to continue construction work, but neighbours are blocking the way.

# esb - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Supporters of jailed Teresa Treacy to protest at Mountjoy

The 65-year-old was sent to prison last week for refusing to allow the ESB to cut down trees on her land.

# esb - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

UNITE 'stands firm' on ESB industrial action

The union said that its members were clear on their intention that if the State disposed of the company they would undertake industrial action.

# esb - Monday 19 September, 2011

Strife at the ESB as unions clash over strike plans

The TEEU has hit out at fellow union Unite, saying it is “not appropriate” to threaten shutdown of Ireland’s electricity supply.

# esb - Thursday 15 September, 2011

UNITE official fully expects ESB workers to vote for industrial action

Jimmy Kelly says workers had already indicated their desire to strike if the government tried to dispose of it.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…

# esb - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Today’s main news and other bits and pieces you may have missed…

UNITE to ballot members on industrial action over ESB sell off

The decision follows an announcement by the government today that it would sell off a minority stake in the state-owned utility company.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Government decides to sell minority stake in ESB

Communications minister Pat Rabbitte tells the Dáil that the government will dispose of a minority stake in the energy provider.

Cabinet meets to continue talks on €2bn sale of state assets

The cabinet meets this morning, ahead of the Dáil’s return, with the sale of state assets high on the agenda.

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Poll: Which State asset should we sell off first?

The Cabinet will make some concrete decisions on the possibility of selling off State assets when it meets today – where would you like to see the axe to fall first, if at all?

# esb - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Four in court over halting site slavery, Amnesty finds human rights abuses on both sides in Libya, and more pressure on Ryan Tubridy…

# esb - Monday 12 September, 2011

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Thousands left without power as Hurricane Katia hits Ireland

Winds of up to 110kph have been battering the west coast, with forecasters warning of damage to trees and buildings.

‘Extremely painful’ Budget on the way, Rabbitte warns

The energy minister says there is “no more low-hanging fruit” for the €3.6billion in savings which the government wants.

# esb - Friday 2 September, 2011

Union chief who branded members 'spoilt' will lead their pay talks

Brendan Ogle will represent the ESB workers who he said enjoyed “gravy” benefits, buying foreign property and cars.

# esb - Saturday 27 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Saturday Fix: Gardaí probe Tallaght murder; what Gay Mitchell is doing about his clemency appeal letters; a blow for Al Qaeda and a solution for how to spend your Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

# esb - Monday 22 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Tweet hunt: Win tickets to Electric Picnic Tweet Hunt

Tweet hunt: Win tickets to Electric Picnic

ESB Electric Ireland has launched a competition giving would-be festival goers the chance to win tickets to Electric Picnic – using a Facebook App, Live Google Map and combined tweets.

Child deaths on Irish roads halved between 1997 and 2006

The RSA is calling on parents and teachers to give road safety tips and guidance to children as they head back to school.

# esb - Thursday 11 August, 2011

ESB denies that lightning caused last weekend's Amazon power cut

The ESB has said that it was a transformer failure that caused the outage on Sunday. Amazon’s backup generators failed after the power cut.

# esb - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Dramatic drop in household gas and electricity cut-offs

The number of homes disconnected after not paying bills has fallen by around 30 per cent since 2010.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: War of words in Ronan Kerr inquiry, priest apologises for comparing Taoiseach to Hitler, and new details emerge of Anders Behring Breivik’s arrest…