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# esb - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Chiefs of Bord Gáis, ESB and An Post still won’t say they will take pay cut

Pat Rabbitte asked the heads of the three semi-States under his remit to accept voluntary pay cap of €250,000 a month ago – they still haven’t given him an answer.

# esb - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Bord Gáis confirms 12 per cent price hike on electricity

The company insisted it has “done its utmost” to limit the increase, but admitted gas price rises are also on the way.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…Gilmore seeks urgent Vatican meeting, Troika chiefs set to deliver verdict, great news for Sligo design students, and a date with Justin Timberlake.

# esb - Monday 11 July, 2011

Bord Gáis to announce large hikes in electricity and gas prices

The increases will push average household bills up by more than €300 a year, according to reports.

# esb - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Power restored to most of 25,000 homes 'before nightfall' - ESB

The ESB says only a few hundred customers were without power overnight after freak storms blacked out thousands of homes.

# esb - Monday 23 May, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

ESB says about 25,000 customers without power after wind damage

ESB says it hopes to have power restored to areas affected by the close of business today.

# esb - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Man jailed for four years after stealing €318,000 in bogus kidnapping

Man pleaded guilty to the theft in 2009 which was prompted by claims he had kidnapped a Permanent TSB employee’s partner.

# esb - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

ESB picks architects for new HQ design - but will it actually go ahead?

Redevelopment itself not given the green light yet but planning application to be put in progress for site in Georgian Dublin.

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Caption competition: The semi-State sector's guide to photoshoots

The ESB’s Padraig McManus climbs to greater heights with enormous dignity.

# esb - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

McCarthy report: sale of state assets should focus on long-term growth

Economic report recommends selling National Stud, Bord na Móna, and Aer Lingus shares, and calls for a review of pay and conditions in all commercial state companies to asses their competitiveness.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.

McCarthy report will suggest no 'fire sale' of State assets

The latest McCarthy report, discussed at Cabinet yesterday, will argue that selling off assets now won’t get the best price.

# esb - Saturday 16 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.

# esb - Monday 4 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: How to save €190 on your electricity bill; wreckage of crashed Air France plane turns up after 2 years, and Al Fayed’s wacko gift for Fulham fans.

# esb - Monday 28 March, 2011

Bord Gáis says 100,000 homes are unable to pay gas bills in Ireland

The gas board want to install more pre-paid electricity meters in Ireland.

# esb - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Cheaper electricity on the way after regulator allows ESB price cuts

The Commission for Energy Regulation allows the ESB to cut its prices, which had been raised to help create competition.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: A race against time for coalition talks, the Queen’s visit is labelled “premature”, and cheaper electricity prices on the way.

# esb - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Asia's richest man eyeing up Irish state assets

Li Ka-Shing, who’s worth over €15bn, is considering investing in the ESB, Bord Gais, and Ireland’s ports.

# esb - Thursday 6 January, 2011

THE BUSY DUBLIN city centre area around Harcourt and Camden Street is currently without electricity. The power cut hit at lunchtime and left businesses and residential properties in the dark, and in some cases, without heating.

The ESB have confirmed to that there is a local fault to the power supply and that their engineers are at the scene trying to correct it. “In an urban area, this could take up to two hours to fix,” said an ESB service person.

# esb - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

ESB buys Northern energy company in €1.4bn deal

The £1.2bn takeover deal is completed, despite the opposition of Unionist politicians resenting an all-Ireland energy company.

# esb - Monday 20 December, 2010

Significant power outage from south Dublin to Wicklow

ESB crews are attempting to restore power – and most DART and Luas services are running as usual again – following a blackout.

# esb - Monday 6 December, 2010

Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal

New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.

# esb - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Cost of energy reconnections to be halved

Energy Regulator goes against Bord Gais and ESB resistance against reduction of fee for householders.

# esb - Monday 29 November, 2010

State may sell assets to minimise bailout loans - minister

Conor Lenihan says the state might sell off assets like the ESB or Aer Lingus – but not just yet, given the poor prices.

# esb - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Bord Gáis Energy refuses to bow to name-change demands

The gas and electricity company dismisses demands from the Commission for Energy Regulation to rebrand.

# esb - Friday 22 October, 2010

Generous Irish donors pay for Stefan's body to go home

Thousands pledged to repatriate remains of depressed Slovakian man who killed himself over financial woes.

# esb - Thursday 26 August, 2010

STRIKING WORKERS AT THE Bord na Móna power plant in Co Longford have decided to hold a ballot on whether to return to work or not. The 40 staff members have been on unofficial strike since last week, in a continuing dispute with management over wages. The staff say they are owed money to cover loss of earning incurred during the station’s closure for maintenance. The Lough Ree power plant was closed for three months and is due to re-open. The company claims the workers failed to fulfil their duties by returning for work.

# esb - Thursday 19 August, 2010

FORTY EMPLOYEES AT the Bord na Móna power station in Longford have been taking off the payroll today following a dispute over pay. The workers claim they are owed money to cover loss of earnings while the Lough Ree power station was closed for three months for maintenance. The station is due to re-open next week. The company says the workers failed to fulfil their duties.

# esb - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

A MAN who had been threatened that his electricity would be cut off, today chained himself to the ESB headquarters.

Seamus Sherlock, an unemployed Limerick man, chained himself to railings outside the energy providers headquarters in Dublin today, even though his daughter was collecting her leaving cert.

Sherlock was joined by Sinn Fein TD Aengus O’Snodaigh and others as he protested against ESB’s refusal to accept his attempts to pay €50 a week off his outstanding bills.

The ESB has previously said that it would accept instalment payments and do what it could, to ensure that those who are finding it difficult to pay are not cut off, however, Sherlock felt that he had not been afforded any such leniency.

The separated father-of-five had been left a €2,261 bill, when he took over the household in June. He agreed to pay off €1,100 and asked if he could pay off €50 a month. The ESB refused.

Sherlock’s protest comes in the same week that the ESB reveald that 900 people a week are being cut-off.

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