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From TheJournal.ie Stormwatch: Over 7,000 homes without power, floods and high tides Orange Alert

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.

From TheJournal.ie Power returned to homes after 'worst storm impact in 16 years' ESB

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak Power

Ireland's electricity consumption falls from 2008 peak

The World Bank figures state Ireland consumed the most electricity in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie ESB power restoration ‘frustratingly slow’ with 5,000 still without power Power

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.

From TheJournal.ie UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight Stormwatch

UPDATE: About 5,000 homes without power supply tonight

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

From TheJournal.ie Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Peru Two, bank fraud and American tourists : The week in numbers

Plus: How many people voted Yes in the Seanad referendum when they meant to vote No?

From TheJournal.ie 7,000 without power after bad weather brings electricity lines down Weather Watch

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.

From TheJournal.ie Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut Blackout

Some 2,600 Dublin 15 homes left in the dark following power cut

ESB Networks says the problem is expected to be fixed tonight.

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

When you wanna get your man a pan…

From TheJournal.ie ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators Down To The Wire

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.

From TheJournal.ie Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines Fierce Breezy

Homes remain without electricity after high winds batter power lines

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

From TheJournal.ie Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty" ESB

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.

From TheJournal.ie Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal Electricity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans' Eirgrid

Rabbitte: 'There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans'

Minister Pat Rabbitte said tonight that it is the Government’s policy to deliver infrastructure in the most “cost efficient and timely way possible”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair Pylons

'I wouldn't like to live close to a pylon, but who would?' - Incoming Eirgrid chair

John O’Connor also “refuted emphatically” that he would have a conflict of interest in his new position having previously been the chairman of An Bord Pleanála.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’ Talks

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses War Of Words

'You have brought this industrial relations crisis' - ESB unions blame bosses

Unions have said that they will serve notice of industrial action from tomorrow which could lead to strike action from 16 December.

From TheJournal.ie ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row Strike

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row

There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.

From TheJournal.ie ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday ESB

ESB union will serve notice of industrial action on Friday

The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest' ESB

Taoiseach hopes ESB dispute can be resolved 'in the national interest'

Businesses and households are facing the possibility of power cuts next month if the ESB workers proceed with strike action on 16 December.

From TheJournal.ie Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead ESB

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

From TheJournal.ie ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week Strike

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week

The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.

From TheJournal.ie An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce CO2 EMISSIONS

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action Industrial Action

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action

The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’ Electricity Supply

Rabbitte: ‘I want Eirgrid to do everything it can to secure community acceptance’

There have been protests recently opposing EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though overhead pylons.

From TheJournal.ie Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Here are some of the most heart-warming stories you'll hear this week

Beat the midweek slump with these stories of kindness from TheJournal.ie commenters.

From TheJournal.ie Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy Blackout

Power restored on N11, but traffic still heavy

A power outage on the N11 has affected traffic lights and street lights, gardaí say.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you? 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.

From TheJournal.ie ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street ESB

ESB to develop energy efficient headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street

The company said the new building will showcase innovative technologies that will reduce the running costs by 50 per cent.

Your favourite old ESB ad gets the voiceover treatment

I think I’m goin’ back, to the things I learned so well… in my yooooouth…

From TheJournal.ie 7 tips for saving money this winter Sponsored By Electric Ireland

7 tips for saving money this winter

Some practical advice for saving pennies in the run-up to the most expensive season.

From TheJournal.ie More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning Fliuch

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.

From TheJournal.ie Gas and electricity prices increase from today Household Charges

Gas and electricity prices increase from today

Gas customers of Bord Gáis, ESB Electric Ireland and Airtricity will see higher prices in their next bill.

From TheJournal.ie 1.8 million people have less than €100 left after bills are paid What's Left Survey

1.8 million people have less than €100 left after bills are paid

Plus here’s how much money people are spending on bills on average every month.

From TheJournal.ie Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable" Gas Prices

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

From TheJournal.ie Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line 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.

From TheJournal.ie ESB investigating cause of dramatic-looking electrical fire Danger! High Voltage

ESB investigating cause of dramatic-looking electrical fire

No-one was hurt in the incident, which lasted about half an hour last night. Fifteen ESB customers were left without power overnight

From TheJournal.ie ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons ESB

ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons

ESB has a number of safety tips and advice for people out enjoying the outdoors over the summer.