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'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy
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'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

Sep 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 10,106 Views 19 Comments

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year
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Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year

Jul 28th 2017, 9:55 PM 24,741 Views 117 Comments

It was announced that the Public Service Obligation levy is being increased by 30%.

Huge fire in Glasgow brought under control
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Huge fire in Glasgow brought under control

Mar 6th 2017, 8:57 AM 12,229 Views 6 Comments

Some 3,000 homes were without power.

World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales
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World's first tidal lagoon power station gets government support in Wales

Jan 12th 2017, 10:59 PM 17,324 Views 41 Comments

The company behind it says the station would generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years.

Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead
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Controversial plan for hundreds of pylons in rural Ireland has been given the go-ahead

Dec 21st 2016, 12:54 PM 14,150 Views 71 Comments

The plan had been widely criticised by people living in the area.

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands
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WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

Oct 27th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,168 Views 6 Comments

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

Eurostar trains cancelled after power failure in the Channel Tunnel
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Eurostar trains cancelled after power failure in the Channel Tunnel

Oct 18th 2016, 4:01 PM 6,456 Views 14 Comments

Passengers are facing hours-long delays.

8 words for weather that only exist in Ireland
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8 words for weather that only exist in Ireland

Oct 5th 2016, 10:38 AM 39,658 Views 63 Comments

Repeat after us: Tá an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch…

QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?
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QUIZ: Are You A Saver Or A Spender?

Sep 16th 2016, 11:08 AM 17,582 Views 5 Comments

There are two kinds of people in the world.

Electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper for 650,000 households
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Electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper for 650,000 households

Aug 30th 2016, 12:11 PM 18,200 Views 14 Comments

This announcement by Bord Gåis Energy marks their third price cut since February 2015.

Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%
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Energy regulator proposes to increase levy on electricity bills by 36%

Jun 29th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,127 Views 79 Comments

The Commission for Energy Regulation is proposing the increase to the Public Service Obligation levy.

More than 1 million customers to benefit from electricity price cut
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More than 1 million customers to benefit from electricity price cut

Apr 29th 2016, 10:43 AM 25,529 Views 48 Comments

Customers are due to save around €58 a year.

More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power
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More than 2,000 ESB customers are without power

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:20 AM 14,189 Views 10 Comments

Several counties have been hit, with Mayo worst affected.

Flood alerts remain in place following heavy rain overnight
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Flood alerts remain in place following heavy rain overnight

Jan 7th 2016, 7:51 AM 18,749 Views 3 Comments

Over 1,000 homes and businesses are without electricity this morning.

7 houses around Ireland that have taken Christmas to a new level
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7 houses around Ireland that have taken Christmas to a new level

Dec 4th 2015, 5:33 PM 62,668 Views 29 Comments

And we love them for it.

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
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Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,375 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped
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Remember the controversial Cork-Kildare power line plan? It's being scrapped

Oct 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 10,781 Views 52 Comments

The Grid Link project had been heavily criticised by anti-pylon protesters.

Electricity and gas bills are going to get cheaper for some people
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Electricity and gas bills are going to get cheaper for some people

Sep 9th 2015, 1:42 PM 18,688 Views 35 Comments

Bord Gáis Energy has announced a second set of price cuts for this year.

Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies
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Three due in court over series of ESB cable robberies

Aug 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 32,146 Views 40 Comments

To-date this year, 142km of power lines have been stolen.

Man (73) climbs pylon to support dead candidate in France's presidential election
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Man (73) climbs pylon to support dead candidate in France's presidential election

Jun 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 8,957 Views 14 Comments

The gentleman was giving his backing to the long-since deceased French statesman Charles de Gaulle.

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...
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# Turn Off The Lights

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...

May 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 22,304 Views 82 Comments

But why? We pay the third highest tariffs in the EU, behind only Germany and Denmark.

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB
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# Electric Shocks

Power isn't quite paying like it used to for ESB

Mar 25th 2015, 5:10 PM 16,447 Views 18 Comments

Profits are down at the semi-state, but it’s still delivering a €300 million windfall to the government.

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years
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Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years

Mar 10th 2015, 10:23 AM 9,336 Views 29 Comments

That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE
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Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE

Mar 5th 2015, 1:15 PM 11,436 Views 23 Comments

And it’s all thanks to a urinal.

Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April
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Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April

Jan 26th 2015, 5:02 PM 12,827 Views 55 Comments

Dual fuel customers stand to save an average of €58.

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper
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Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper

Jan 22nd 2015, 1:06 PM 13,678 Views 48 Comments

Good news, for a change. But just for Bord Gáis Energy customers (Electric Ireland customers have been getting their discount for a while now).

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?
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Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

Jan 14th 2015, 6:45 AM 16,926 Views 72 Comments

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

If your electricity went last night...it should be back by now
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If your electricity went last night...it should be back by now

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:20 AM 20,677 Views 15 Comments

Up to 2,000 homes in Limerick have been affected.

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin
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Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin

Dec 30th 2014, 9:46 PM 34,926 Views 47 Comments

Dubln Fire Brigade and the ESB urged people not to touch cables if they fall and to get in touch.

Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off
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Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off

Dec 11th 2014, 6:15 AM 3,910 Views 12 Comments

In October, just under 700 households were disconnected.

Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
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Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'

Dec 6th 2014, 12:17 PM 5,425 Views 40 Comments

The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.

Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician
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Kildare man fined €3,000 for pretending to be a registered electrician

Nov 3rd 2014, 5:34 PM 29,086 Views 44 Comments

It’s the first prosecution of this kind in Irish history.

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

Oct 30th 2014, 4:08 PM 13,870 Views 66 Comments

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

Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car
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Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car

Oct 24th 2014, 12:46 PM 11,312 Views 37 Comments

(But only if you live in Cork, where a new initiative is being rolled out)

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month
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Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month

Oct 9th 2014, 2:57 PM 13,045 Views 19 Comments

A typical household will save around €25 per year.

20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight
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20,000 ESB customers are without electricity tonight

Oct 8th 2014, 10:54 PM 23,878 Views 28 Comments

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

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away From TheJournal.ie

Underground or overground cables? No decision yet, but campaigners haven't gone away

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,094 Views 42 Comments

The expert group is not expected to give their opinion until next year.

Irish government should 'catch up' with business on energy: Dimplex boss
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Irish government should 'catch up' with business on energy: Dimplex boss

Sep 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,734 Views 9 Comments

CEO Sean O’Driscoll says no other business could turn a buck if it ran like the power industry.

'Welcome boost' of 46 new jobs for Tipperary and Limerick
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# Jobswatch

'Welcome boost' of 46 new jobs for Tipperary and Limerick

Aug 29th 2014, 4:47 PM 9,606 Views 10 Comments

The jobs come as part of expansion by electricity company Pinergy.

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

Aug 19th 2014, 3:24 PM 14,020 Views 37 Comments

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