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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Power

All time
# An Taisce
Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow
An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.
# Your Say
Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?
ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.
# moon boost
Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant
Robots would be used to build a ‘luna ring’ of solar panels on the surface in an ambitious project.
# Power
No resolution in sight as ESB workers serve strike notice
There has been no third-party intervention mooted at this stage of the dispute.
# staying power
10 ways to improve your smartphone's battery life
Give yourself one less thing to worry about the next time you check your phone.
# Political Reform
Leo Varadkar: The government has too much control over the Dáil
The Transport Minister was frank about the government’s control of the legislature in the Dáil this afternoon.
An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.
# domination
Springboks utterly dominant in victory over Scotland
Heyneke Meyer’s men displayed their power and finishing ability in a 28-0 win at Murrayfield.
# Energy
€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI
Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.
# Energy
Energia to create 100 jobs in residential power move
The business provides energy and gas to 65,000 businesses, but will move into residential power in early 2014.
# sponsored by electric ireland
Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
It’s time for some Monday morning feelgood inspiration.
# Power
And the Forbes world's most powerful person is...
It’s a man who is known to take his top off when hunting and fishing and has caused controversy this year with anti-gay laws.
# clocks go back
Meet the 'Minister with responsibility for Time'... Alan Shatter
And he has a message for you…
# Power
VIDEO: Sean O'Brien inspires Leinster to victory in typically robust fashion
A dominant display from the Carlow native helped his side gain an impressive win.
# aaargh
16 infuriating things about working in retail
It’s hard out there.
# Electricity
Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line
The project is at an early stage and Eirgrid say they do not expect to submit an application to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval before 2015.
# turn on the light
In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.
# Brazil
Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure
The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.
Column: With public trust in the EU declining, we need to ensure people feel connected
A forward and outward looking European Union is what we need, writes Dominic Hannigan TD, who says national parliaments should have an enhanced role in shaping the future of the EU.
# great and powerful
How To Recognise A World Leader: A Spotter's Guide
They’re all in Ireland. So how can you spot one?
# Gender Equality
Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for power
When it comes to health, Ireland took the top spot in the EU.
# Energy
Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average
Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.
# contest
'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser
A child beauty pageant organiser who is bringing an American-style version to Ireland this year has hit back against criticism, stating these competitions have been in the US for over fifty years.
# they got the power
Merkel, Obama, Clinton, Gates: here's who topped the list of most powerful women
The Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women ranks them by money, media presence and impact. Here’s who’s in.
# Energy
Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians
If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.
# margaret thatcher
In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland
Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.
# I got da Powah
Pope's election saw power demand fall... before rising as we put the kettle on
As we all gathered around to find out who the new Pope was, electricity demand fell briefly on Wednesday before rising as we put the kettle on and got back to whatever it was we were doing, Eirgrid says.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?
Are you energy conscious? If so, why?
# Weather
Thousands without power due to high winds
Fallen trees are also blocking a number of roads. The wind will continue for much of today, so drivers are warned to take care.
# World Economic Forum
Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan to attend Davos
The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance will join other world leaders at the influential meeting to discuss issues affecting the global economy.
# Power
Hundreds of homes without power after wicked winds
Properties in Dublin, Galway, Longford, Waterford, Clare and Limerick have been affected.
Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
# Read Me
Interview: ‘Ireland’s EU Presidency will make no difference’ – Shane Ross
The independent TD tells that Government ministers are in denial about the depth of our crisis.
# got the power
These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone
Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.
# Read Me
Interview: ‘We’re mourning a Republic we never had’ – Fintan O’Toole
Our system has made Irish people feel ashamed, the author and journalist tells ahead of a series of ‘state of the nation’ debates.
# Sandy
New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks
Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy now need to find somewhere to live – and temperatures are plunging dramatically.
# Sandy
PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.
# Electricity
Two power outages in Dublin this morning
Plus, did you know you can check if there is a power outage in your area by using a new ESB app?